Re: Directors/Writers/SAG Contracts & The Effects The news seems to be rolling in a little at a time, something tells me that that this is going to be something to watch. Film workers protest against strike at SAG meeting A dozen film industry workers protested outside a town hall meeting of the Screen Actors Guild last night, pleading with actors not to authorize a strike that would bring the entertainment business to a halt. The workers held up signs saying "Please No Strike Now - The Crew" in the rain outside the complex housing the Kodak Theatre, home of the Academy Awards. The group of protesters, location scouts, technicians and camera-equipment vendors said work has dried up since the actors' contract expired in June because studios have delayed making movies for fear of a damaging walkout. MSNBC: The ABCs of a possible SAG strike - ‘American Idol’ won't be halted, but ‘Housewives’ and ‘CSI’ may be. <SNIP> What shows would be affected by the strike? So a strike won’t halt such videotaped or live programs as “American Idol,” “Deal or No Deal,” 60 Minutes,” “The Daily Show” and NFL football. But filmed productions that include Top 20 series like “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Desperate Housewives” and “House” would be affected — to a point. Viewers can be thankful that the studios learned from last year’s strike and accelerated production schedules. Many primetime series already have between 75 and 90 percent of their season wrapped up.