This past Monday, the Screen Actors Guild Of America Union and the Hollywood studios met once again to try to reach an agreement to end the actor’s strike, which started back in July. The two sides met last week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, with some work going on between the two sides over the weekend.
Monday’s meeting was attended by some of the top CEOs in Hollywood, including Warner Brothers Discovery’s David Zaslav, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and Disney’s Bob Iger. Who are making getting the strikes resolved their top priority
Following Monday’s meeting, SAG-AFTRA released an official statement confirming another meeting will happen on Wednesday, with both sides continuing to work on Tuesday within their own teams, which basically allows them to work on counteroffers and discuss the issues before resuming talks.
SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP held negotiations and have concluded for the day. Bargaining will continue on Wednesday, October 11, with the parties working independently on Tuesday.
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. But there is also a major issue of residuals, with SAG wanting a percentage of all streaming services income, which may become a major issue for the two sides to agree on.
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”, which will likely be top priorities for Disney once the strike is resolved.
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