- The actors’ strike should be ended.
- The actors’ union announced that a “provisional agreement” had been reached.
- Union members still have to ratify the agreement.
The actor’s strike in Hollywood, which has been going on since July, is seeing an end to the conflict with the studios.
Representatives of the actors and the film studios had decided on the agreement “in a unanimous vote,” the SAG-AFTRAD union announced, according to consistent media reports.
According to the union, the agreement concluded with companies such as Disney and Netflix provides, among other things, higher salaries and better protection against the use of artificial intelligence.
The preliminary agreement could end the strike, which has lasted 118 days. However, the agreement still needs to be ratified by union members before it can come into force.
Industry paralyzed for four months
The strike shut down production across the industry for nearly four months and raised existential questions about the future of the entertainment industry. The approximately 160,000 actors and actresses in the USA had been on strike since July 14th.
Among other things, they called for better remuneration and the regulation of the use of artificial intelligence in the industry.
The screenwriters had also been on strike since the beginning of May, but reached an agreement with the studios at the beginning of October. It was the first time in more than 60 years that writers and actors had struck at the same time.