The Screen Actors Guild negotiating committee has called for its board to support a strike authorization vote.

The committee adopted a motion Wednesday calling for the vote, saying it "is necessary to overcome the employers' intransigence."

Contract talks dealing with prime-time TV shows and movies have been at a standstill since it expired June 30 and actors have been working under the terms of the old deal.

A strike authorization vote would need the approval of 75 percent of the guild's some 120,000 members.