SAG-AFTRA simply struck a brand new tentative deal with Hollywood’s main studios — successfully ending the actors’ strike … this after greater than 100 days of picketing.
The guild introduced Wednesday they’d come to phrases with the AMPTP for a brand new 3-year contract that’ll permit union actors to get again to work … and let showbiz get again on observe after the prolonged stalemate.
SAG mentioned, “In a unanimous vote this afternoon, The SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Committee accepted a tentative settlement with the AMPTP bringing an finish to the 118 day strike.” They added that the strike would formally finish at 12:01 AM on Thursday, November 9.
The phrases of the deal have but to be publicly disclosed, however there’s been a variety of reporting on what the sticking factors have been on this closing stretch — by most accounts, the language surrounding AI protections was what SAG was nitpicking over these previous a number of days.
One report from THR steered the studios wished to have the ability to scan actors for a one-time price — together with useless actors, BTW — and be capable to use their picture/likeness for future tasks … however SAG apparently mentioned that was a nonstarter, demanding extra pink tape and further pay for any reuse of the AI scans down the road … together with the actor’s permission.
We’ll see what they in the end landed on — however presumably, it is one thing that SAG thought of honest for his or her members, for now a minimum of. They’ll return to the desk quickly sufficient, and we’re positive this entire course of will begin yet again — hopefully, much less dramatically.
There are rumblings of SAG actors additionally getting higher pay/on-set situations assured on this new deal. The union’s board and members nonetheless have to ratify it … however it sounds prefer it’s over.
Of course, this comes a couple of month or so after the WGA secured its personal new contract.