Pop the champagne: SAG-AFTRA approves a tentative agreement with AMPTP, effectively ending a 118-day strike. In a statement, the guild said the strike would officially end at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
SAG-AFTRA’s negotiating committee voted unanimously to approve the agreement. The agreement will then be submitted to the guild’s national board for formal approval on Friday.
variety report“Both sides have spent the past few days finalizing the deal, which will provide actors with the first-ever protection from artificial intelligence and a historic pay increase. The amount would increase by 7%, which is 2% more than the increases the Writers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America would receive.
in Appeared on CNBC On Wednesday, Disney CEO Bob Iger said he feels “optimistic” that a deal will close soon. “Of course we want to save a summer of movies,” Iger said. “The whole industry is focused on it. There’s not a lot of time to do it.”
Due to the SAG-AFTRA strikeover, the fall 2023-2024 TV season will end filming and the summer 2024 movie season will begin.
If SAG-AFTRA and the studios are unable to reach an agreement on issues such as AI and streaming residuals, the 2023-2024 television season will not be restored and movie release dates for summer 2024 will also be pushed back. Many people were concerned that this might happen.as deadpool 3 (Photo) must be pressed.
Variety reports that “AMPTP on Friday presented a ‘last and best final’ offer that includes increased bonuses for actors who appear on its most-watched streaming shows.” The offer did not include Key Union’s priorities, i.e. a share of the revenue from each streaming platform.
“SAG-AFTRA’s bargaining committee spent 12 hours Sunday finalizing its response. As of Monday, the union said disagreements remained on “several key items.” AMPTP amended its AI language at Monday night’s meeting, leading to a 10-hour SAG-AFTRA committee meeting on Tuesday. ”
The committee then met again Wednesday morning to continue its deliberations, but just as negotiators appeared to be stuck on several issues, the announcement that SAG-AFTRA had accepted the agreement came. Ta.
Just two days ago SNL The show announced that actors Jason Momoa and Timothée Chalamet have been named hosts, indicating that it feels optimistic that the strike will end soon. Momoa and Chalamet might not have been able to talk about future film projects if the strike was still going on, but that’s no longer a concern.
The SAG-AFTRA strike was the longest in history at 118 days. The 1980 actors’ strike lasted 95 days. The union will then need to set a date for a formal ratification vote in which members will vote on the agreement. For now, though, I’ll drink some champagne and then get back to work.
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