This weekend, the Writer’s Guild Of America and the studios have reached an agreement, which should bring about the end of the writer’s strike, allowing writers to return to work to create new shows and films for us to enjoy.
And following that news, the Screen Actor’s Guild Of America, who are also on strike to improve working conditions and pay, have made a statement, congratulating WGA on their deal and sending out a signal that they are waiting to negotiate a deal with the studios.
SAG-AFTRA congratulates the WGA on reaching a tentative agreement with the AMPTP after 146 days of incredible strength, resiliency, and solidarity on the picket lines. While we look forward to reviewing the WGA and AMPTP’s tentative agreement, we remain committed to achieving the necessary terms for our members.
Since the day the WGA strike began, SAG-AFTRA members have stood alongside the writers on the picket lines. We remain on strike in our TV/Theatrical contract and continue to urge the studio and streamer CEOs and the AMPTP to return to the table and make the fair deal that our members deserve and demand.
The Screen Actor’s Guild went on strike back in July, resulting in members of the union going on strike, shutting down filming on films and shows around the world, including the Disney+ shows, “Daredevil: Born Again” and “Wonder Man”, plus much more.
The Director’s Guild Of America has also issued a statement on the Writer’s guild, also urging the actors union and the studios to get back together to end the strike, so they can also get back to work.
“Congratulations to the WGA on reaching a tentative agreement tonight on behalf of their members. We have been proud to support the writers in their fight for a fair deal and look forward to reviewing the details of the agreement. Now it’s time for the AMPTP to get back to the table with SAG-AFTRA and address the needs of performers.”
With the writer’s strike now hopefully finished once the union members vote on the deal, it’s expected that the studios will now turn their attention to the actor’s strike to resolve the issues, to get Hollywood back to work.
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