With the writer’s strike now over, the Hollywood studios are turning their attention to the actor’s strike as the Screen Actor’s Guild union has confirmed that talks between the two will resume next week.
The actors went on strike in July, following a breakdown during negotiations with the studios, after a temporary short-term extension. This is the first actors strike since 1980, and they are striking over many different aspects, including better pay, streaming residuals and much more. There have been no meetings between the actors and the studios over the strike since July, as the studios were focused on sorting the writer’s strike, which started back in May.
A statement was made by SAG-AFTRA
SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP will meet for bargaining on Monday, Oct. 2. Several executives from AMPTP member companies will be in attendance.
As negotiations proceed, we will report any substantiative updates directly to you.
We appreciate the incredible displays of solidarity and support from all of you over the last 76 days of this strike.
We urge you to continue coming out to the picket lines in strength and big numbers every day!
One Day Longer. One Day Stronger.
Your TV/Theatrical/Streaming Negotiating Committee
It has also been revealed that the talks will not be taking place at the AMPTP offices, which is where they are usually held; instead, they will be held at a neutral location.
With the writer’s strike now resolved, it was hoped that the actor’s strike will also be resolved quickly, so that filming can resume on new shows and films, plus they will be able to promote new releases.
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