As previously reported, the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) union is currently striking due to an inability to reach a new streaming contract with major Hollywood studios.
However, according to reports, SAG-AFTRA is still greenlighting independently produced films. Silverman isn’t happy about this.
“I feel f–king pissed off, and I know I just must not be understanding something. There are like 40 movies being made right now because they’re independent movies. Movie stars are making movies because they’re independent movies. And SAG is allowing it,” she angrily said in an Instagram video published Thursday.
I should have also given you the background on Sarah Silverberg. She’s a female Jew comedian who has quite literally never been funny, and in late 2021 was part of the Santa Inc fiasco. The past few years appear to have taken their toll on the childless Israeli.
There’s some weird combination of aging and plastic surgery going on with her face and it’s creeping me out. Quick, someone get her some fetal Goy blood infusions.
The problem, she continued, is that by greenlighting these movies, SAG is undermining its own strike by taking away the incentive for studios to bend the knee.
“So you’re just letting people make movies, and movie stars are making movies that you know the goal is to sell them to streaming. And they’re just like but the streaming service has to agree. Yeah, that’s called the end of the strike, which is now going to be probably exponentially prolonged because they have movie stars making movies,” she explained.
“The strike is supposed to be … movie stars aren’t making movies for you anymore, now what are you gonna do? Well, they’re making movies. What the f–k?” she added.
She’s made multiple Instagram videos whining about this, and upon first glance you could be mistaken for thinking that she’s not entirely wrong.
I remember the rail workers strike, or rather their planned strike. The Glorious Bipartisan Congress of Ultra Rich People made sure, Biden included, to make it illegal for them to strike, and their union representatives just threw up their hands and gleefully proclaimed that there was nothing they could do about it, although they’ll happily still collect those dues.
That’s not even the most egregious example of the union leadership working against the interests of the unionized workers, of course, and they really don’t have any obligation to actually do anything for the people they supposedly represent, just like our electoral “representatives.” Is the Screen Actors Guild throwing the fight?
‘There are, like, 40 movies being made right now. Movie stars are making movies because they’re independent movies, and SAG is allowing it because…
‘If they do sell it to streaming, it has to be because streaming is abiding by all the things we’re asking for.
‘That’s just working. The strike ends when they come to the table and we make a deal in agreement. So that is gonna be what happens.
So, you’re just letting people make movies, and movie stars are making movies that you know the goal is to sell them to streaming… but the streaming service has to agree…
‘Yes that’s called the end of the strike, which is now gonna probably be exponentially prolonged, because they have movie stars making movies.
‘When SAG joined the strike, it’s [supposed to be], ”Movie stars aren’t making movies for you anymore, now what are you going to do?” Well, they’re making movies. What the f**k?
‘I got offered an indie movie, I f**king said ”no”, and so did a bunch of my friends, and now some of my friends are saying ”yes” and I’m really p**sed.
Something something “right to work.” Something something “free enterprise.” Something something “I’m enjoying your anger.”
I considered ending the article here, but I needed to look into this further because what Sarah’s complaint doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. If the dispute is between SAG and Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers (AMPTP) corporations, why wouldn’t you happily let indie companies continue working? That would appear to be a very reasonable strategy to put pressure on the major corporations, and my gut feeling was that Silvertard has no idea what’s going on, and got carried away with her little striker LARP.
Less than 48 hours after talking to social media to rail against about the dozens of deals the 160,000-member strong guild is making which allow film and TV production supposedly not affiliated with AMPTP companies to move forward, Silverman has had a come-to-Fran-moment, kinda.
“OK, I met with SAG leadership last night in the form of fearless Fran Drescher and Duncan Crabtree -Ireland, Silverman revealed online Saturday of her conversation with the guild president and national executive director over more than 100 approved projects, as SAG-AFTRA itself noted Friday.
Laying out the argument she and other critics heard from Drescher and Crabtree-Ireland, the frequent participant on the strike picket lines explained on her Instagram feed what had been explained to her:
The interim agreements means that these indie productions are agreeing and adhering to all the terms that SAG wants, the ideal version of what of what we’re fighting for. And then anyone who wants to buy those productions, streaming or cable or whatever AMPTP owned movie theater, etc, they have to adhere to those SAG terms, or, or whatever has finally been agreed upon at the end of all of this, which will likely be something a little less than everything SAG. wants, but still be great.
So, from the SAG leadership’s perspective, this shows the AMPTP that it proves to them that what we’re asking for is not unreasonable and can be done and in fact, is being done and it forces them to participate in it if they want the product, the film or the TV show.
In other words, it’s exactly what I thought it was, good strategy on the part of the union. The issue is that Sarah Silverman has no idea what’s going on, and doesn’t care to inform herself. She’s a privileged, coddled media Jew with close to ten million dollars in net worth. She wants her blue collar union worker LARP, Yahweh be damned, and she’s not going to let something as crude and fascist as “obvious union strategy” get in her way.
The Writers’ Strike continues to be tedious.