The UK film industry could be brought to a standstill after actors' union Equity instructed its members to refuse work on all United Kingdom feature films from December onwards. Bond 20 is expected to begin filming the month after at Pinewood Studios in the UK. So the question now is, will the strike be averted or will Bond 20 be plagued, and possibly delayed, by the strike?
The BBC has reported:
The union has been negotiating with film studios over rights for bonus payments for more than a year… [and] the decision affects more than 36,000 actors in the UK.
A spokesman for Equity told BBC News Online: “Equity council has issued an instruction to all Equity members to refuse contracts for work on all UK feature films from the 1 December onwards.”
Will Bond 20 be affected? Only time will tell.