SAG-AFTRA’s long strike may finally be coming to an end. This is coming after Hollywood actors reportedly came to a tentative deal to finally put their long-standing strike to an end.
SAG-AFTRA’s Long Strike Coming to an End
Hollywood actors may just soon be back to work if anything about the news is true. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has just approved a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) which for those that don’t know is the trade association that is representing Hollywood studios in a bid to end their strike.
SAG-AFTRA’s Statement Regarding the Strike Coming to an End
“In a unanimous vote this afternoon, The SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Committee approved a tentative agreement with the AMPTP bringing an end to the 118-day strike,” SAG-AFTRA in a statement to the Los Angeles Times stated. “The strike officially ends at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 9.”
“In a contract valued at over one billion dollars, we have achieved a deal of extraordinary scope that includes “above-pattern” minimum compensation increases, unprecedented provisions for consent and compensation that will protect members from the threat of AI, and for the first time establishes a streaming participation bonus,” the union in a thread on X (formerly known as Twitter) said. “Our Pension & Health caps have been substantially raised, which will bring much-needed value to our plans. In addition, the deal includes numerous improvements for multiple categories including outsize compensation increases for background performers, and critical contract provisions protecting diverse communities.”
Full details in regards to the deal will not be shared “until the tentative agreement is reviewed by the SAG-AFTRA National Board,” the union stated. If the board however approves the agreement in question, then the union will move to vote on it.
Projects Affected By the Strike
Since actors went on strike back in mid-July, a host of Hollywood productions were put on pause. And in addition to Disney’s live-action Snow White, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, Dune: Part Two, Beetlejuice 2, and Deadpool 3 will all now have later-than-expected release dates.
The Writers Guild of America’s (WGA) strike as you should know also impacted some productions. Writers in question were on strike for close to 150 days before getting to a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) back in September.
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