The latest word – aside from glum forecasts that a strike nobody wants might yet happen — is that there is no “word.” Which, at the moment, is a good thing.
A good synopsis of the present moment:
Raising hopes that some progress is being made in talks between members of the Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers after all, the two groups announced on Friday that they would extend their negotiations through Tue sday. They had been slated to end on Friday. According to published reports, the agreement to continue bargaining talks came after SAG agreed to drop its demand to double the residual payments for DVD sales, reducing the requested hike to 15 percent. Meanwhile the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists said that it would put off its own talks with the AMPTP until Wednesday.