Actors Equity Association and the Plaintiffs in the Lawsuit Officially Agree to Continue to be Vague
Zzzzzz. Snort. Whoops sorry. Passed out for a moment there reading this latest presser. Okay. I’m back.
Here’s the earth shattering news today if you haven’t already heard it yet:
Actors’ Equity Association and the plaintiffs in the Asner vs. Actors’ Equity litigation announced today that they have agreed to continue conversations for an undetermined amount of time to attempt to resolve the issues that prompted the pending lawsuit.
The parties expressed a mutual desire to conduct ongoing discussions in a confidential manner, and both sides have agreed to a media blackout during this time. The parties will enlist the assistance of a neutral facilitator.
The plaintiffs will not serve the complaint in the lawsuit pending in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California during the discussions. The plaintiffs have withdrawn with prejudice any claims or causes of action against Mary McColl, Executive Director of Actors’ Equity Association.
The June 1, 2016 starting date for implementation of the Los Angeles 99‐Seat Theatre Agreement will be extended by the amount of time both sides continue fruitful dialogue to resolve the outstanding issues. (For example, if two months pass from the commencement of discussions until their termination, the June 1 start date would be rolled back to August 1, absent some other announcement by the parties.)
I love this line the best, “The June 1, 2016 starting date for implementation of the Los Angeles 99‐Seat Theatre Agreement will be extended by the amount of time both sides continue fruitful dialogue to resolve the outstanding issues.”
See ya in 2017 folks!