This week, after two months since the Screen Actors Guild of America union went on strike to increase pay and improve working conditions, meetings between SAG and the major studios have begun, to try to reach an agreement that could end the actor’s strike.

On Monday, the studios and Actor’s union met for the first time, and then, after a full day of discussions, they announced they would be meeting again on Wednesday, following a day break.  Following Wednesday’s meeting between the union and studios, they are once again taking another break on Thursday, before commencing talks on Friday, with plans to work over the weekend, to meet again on Monday.

A statement was put out to confirm the news:

SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP met for a full day bargaining session and have concluded. Negotiations will continue on Friday, October 6, with the parties working internally over the weekend, resuming Monday October 9.

Some of the top CEOs in Hollywood attended the meeting, including Warner Brothers Discovery’s David Zaslav, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and Disney’s Bob Iger.

Much like with the recent writers’ strike meetings, there is an expectation that the actor’s strike will be resolved soon, especially with the two sides now actively in talks with one another and continuing to meet.  Hopefully, a deal won’t be too far away.  It’s thought that many of the issues that have been resolved through the recent agreements with directors and writers’ unions will be used as a template for the actor’s new contract, though there are some unique issues that the actor’s union need addressing, such as taped auditions and the use of digital scans.

It’s unknown how long the negotiations will last, but hopefully, the two sides can make a deal, and production can resume on films and shows like Marvel’s “Deadpool 3” and the Disney+ series, “Daredevil: Born Again”.

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