British film production could be seriously disrupted this
summer by an international strike by members of US Screen Actors Guild.
The guild, which wants increases in pay for actors, has published
strike guidelines for its non-US members which film companies warn could halt
work on productions across the world.
Equity, the British actors union, has advised its members to
support the US Screen Actors Guild in the event of strike action by not working
on US productions trying to avoid the dispute.
Ian McGarry, general secretary of Equity, said, “If the
dispute in the US does go a head then it is bound to have an impact in the UK.”