After a first meeting held this Monday of which no further details were provided, the Hollywood Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA)) and the representatives of the large studios, grouped in the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP) They agreed to meet again tomorrow to unblock the extensive strike that keeps the industry paralyzed.
“SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP met for a full-day negotiating session and concluded. “Negotiations will resume on Wednesday, October 4”said a spokesperson for the union, according to the specialized site Variety.
However, no details were offered about the course of the extensive talk held yesterday, the first since last July 14 when the avenues for dialogue had been cut off.
Beyond negotiations having been reactivated, union representatives asked their members to maintain pickets throughout the city.
“Today we return to the negotiating table to fight for the contract they deserve. While we negotiate, we ask you not to give up. Please continue to participate with full force in our pickets and solidarity events throughout the country. Let AMPTP hear your voices loud and clear. It makes a difference,” the union wrote on its social networks.
The claim of actors in Hollywood
The actors demand better payment conditions for extras, regulation of the use of Artificial Intelligence and higher remuneration for broadcasts.
The dialogue between both parties resumed after last week they managed to end a writers’ strike that lasted 146 days.
In addition to keeping important productions on hold, the actors’ strike had an impact on collections due to the lack of promotion of films and series.
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