Actors' strike ends as deal is reached
SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP have reached a tentative agreement to end strike action as a deal was reached late last night, the 118th day of the strike action.
The actors’ union said: “As of 12:01am on November 9, our strike is officially suspended and all picket locations are closed.”
The statement went on to confirm that “The contract reached is valued at more than one billion dollars and includes "above-pattern" minimum compensation increases, unprecedented provisions for consent and compensation that will protect members from the threat of AI, and for the first time establishes a streaming participation bonus.”
Pension and health caps have also been raised significantly, along with improvements in compensation increases for background performers and contract provisions to protect diverse communities.
Once the tentative agreement has been reviewed by the SAG-AFTRA National Board, full details of the agreement will be revealed.
The SAG-AFTRA walkout has had a massive impact on UK inward investment projects and other domestic scripted titles that were due to use US cast. Rachel Zegler had to pull out of Paddington in Peru due to the industrial action, and was replaced by Carla Tous.
Deadpool image via David Dolsen and 20th Century Fox.
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