Cousins! It’s been a long time coming but the moment has finally arrived as SAG-AFTRA has officially reached a tentative deal with Hollywood studios, putting an end to the actors/writers strike.
According to circulating reports a new three-year contract has been issued which will allow union actors to get back to work. The strike is said to have officially ended at 12:01 AM on November 9th. This comes after a total of 118 days of picketing for fair wages, benefits, and more.
“In a unanimous vote this afternoon, The SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Committee approved a tentative with the AMPTP bringing an end to the 118-day strike.”
Though specific details of the new deal have not been discussed publicly it has been stated that SAG actors will also receive better pay and on-set conditions.
According to NBC News, The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, or AMPTP, said the tentative deal “represents a new paradigm,” as well as a new residual for streaming and protections around artificial intelligence.
“The AMPTP is pleased to have reached a tentative agreement and looks forward to the industry resuming the work of telling great stories.”
It has been stated that the newly issued agreement had been in negotiations for weeks among Hollywood executives, reports NBC News.
“I am grateful that a fair agreement has been reached between SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP after a more than 100-day strike that impacted millions in Los Angeles and throughout the country,” said Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass in a statement. “Those on the line have been the hardest hit during this period and there have been ripple effects throughout our entire city.”
“We must lean in on local production to ensure that our entertainment industry rebounds stronger than ever and our economy is able to get back on its feet.”
She continued in explaining how the strike impacted nearly every area of the economy.“We must lean in on local production to ensure that our entertainment industry rebounds stronger than ever and our economy is able to get back on its feet.”
Cousins, which television series or films are y’all excited to see go back into production?