LOS ANGELES (AP) — The deadline for Hollywood actors to reach agreements with studios and streaming services passed Thursday with no word on whether a strike would be called.
The Screen Actors Guild (Federation of Television and Radio Artists of America) set a deadline for reaching an agreement at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, just hours after this year’s Emmy nominations were announced. After midnight on Thursday, no update had been announced.
If the actors go on strike, they will formally join the picket line with the writers outside the studio and on set to get better terms from studios and streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon. It will be the first time since 1960 that two guilds will be on strike at the same time.
Members of the Writers Guild of America have been on strike since early May, delaying film and TV series production in production hubs such as both coasts and Atlanta.
Issues in the negotiations include the unregulated use of artificial intelligence and the impact on residual wages brought about by the streaming ecosystem that has emerged in recent years.
Actors, including SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher, continued solidarity with the writers by joining the picket line for several weeks. If the actors go on strike, the cast will not be able to work on sets or promote their projects.
Whether the cast of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer will attend Thursday’s London premiere is weighing whether the actors will go on strike.
Attending a photo event on Wednesday, star Matt Damon said he hopes everyone can avoid a strike, but many actors need fair contracts to survive.
“We have to kind of protect people on the fringes,” Damon told the Associated Press. “And you have to make $26,000 a year to get health insurance. , their medical care will also be depleted, and that is absolutely unacceptable.It can’t be, so we had to find a fair one.”
The impending strike is casting a shadow over the upcoming 75th annual Emmy Awards. The candidates were announced on Wednesday and many had the strike in mind.
“People are standing up and saying, ‘This is not really going to work, people need to be paid fairly,'” she said Wednesday, playing Tammy Wynette in the movie George and George. Says Emmy-nominated Oscar-winner Jessica Chastain. Tammy,” he told the Associated Press. “There are clearly streamers who have changed the way we work and the way we work, but the deals haven’t kept up with the innovation that has happened.”
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