Tag: alliance of motion picture and television producers

Black Hollywood Celebrates the End of SAG-AFTRA’s 118-Day Strike

That sound you heard at 12:01 a.m. was the entire entertainment industry breathing a huge sigh of relief as the SAG-AFTRA strike officially came to an end. On Wednesday, the union announced that its negotiating committee “voted unanimously to approve a tentative agreement with the [Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers] AMPTP.” America’s Got […]

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SAG-AFTRA and Hollywood Studios Agree to Deal to End Actors’ Strike

One of the longest labor crises in Hollywood history is finally coming to an end. SAG-AFTRA, the union representing tens of thousands of actors, reached a tentative deal for a new contract with entertainment companies on Wednesday, clearing the way for the $134 billion American movie and television business to swing back into motion. Hollywood’s […]

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Studios Said to See Progress in Talks With Striking Actors

Following several productive days at the negotiating table, Hollywood studios are growing optimistic that they are getting closer to a deal to end the 108-day actors’ strike, according to three people briefed on the matter. These people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the labor situation, cautioned on Sunday […]

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Actors and Hollywood Studios to Restart Negotiations

The major entertainment studios and the union representing tens of thousands of striking actors will return to the negotiating table on Tuesday, less than two weeks after talks were suspended because the sides remained far apart on significant issues. The restart of negotiations was announced in a joint statement on Saturday from the Alliance of […]

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SAG-AFTRA Advises Actors Against Character Costumes Amid Strike

Barbie, Ken and Wednesday Addams costumes are out. Ghosts and zombies are in. Halloween this year is tricky for actors on strike, under new union guidelines that tell them how to avoid crossing the virtual picket line: Don’t dress as characters from major studio productions or post photographs of the costumes online. “Let’s use our […]

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Talks Between Striking Actors and Studios Are Suspended

Negotiations between the major entertainment studios and the union representing tens of thousands of actors have collapsed, with both sides saying on Thursday morning that they remained far apart on the most significant issues. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which bargains on behalf of the studios, said that it was suspending talks […]

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Amid Strikes, One Question: Are Employers Miscalculating?

The list of gains that the Hollywood writers secured to end a nearly five-month strike with studios once seemed ludicrously ambitious: not just wage increases, but also minimum staffing levels for shows, new royalties on successful series and restrictions on outsourcing writing duties to artificial intelligence. Yet far from an anomaly, the writers’ deal was […]

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Longtime Union Leader Steps Fully Into Hollywood’s Spotlight

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, the executive director and chief negotiator for the actors’ union, has spent the past two decades toiling behind the scenes during contract talks. The spotlight, he knows, is for the SAG-AFTRA president, usually a well-known performer like the current office holder, Fran Drescher. But ever since the guild went on strike on July […]

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Studios and Striking Actors Will Resume Talks on Monday

Hollywood is moving one step closer to getting back to work. SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents tens of thousands of movie and television actors who have been on strike since July, will resume negotiations with the major entertainment studios on Monday. Several studio executives will attend. The joint announcement on Wednesday was made one day […]

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Hollywood Turns to Actors’ Strike After Writers Agree to Deal

Hollywood’s actors are back in the spotlight. With screenwriters reaching a tentative agreement with the major entertainment studios on a new labor deal on Sunday night, one big obstacle stands in the way of the film and TV industry roaring back to life: ending the strike with tens of thousands of actors. The two sides […]

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Writers Guild and Studios Reach Deal to End Their Strike

Hollywood’s bitter, monthslong labor dispute has taken a big first step toward a resolution. The Writers Guild of America, which represents more than 11,000 screenwriters, reached a tentative deal on a new contract with entertainment companies on Sunday night, all but ending a 146-day strike that has contributed to a shutdown of television and film […]

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Progress in Hollywood Writers’ Strike Negotiations, but No Deal Yet

A third straight day of marathon negotiations between Hollywood studios and striking screenwriters ended on Friday night without a deal. But the sides made substantial progress, according to three people briefed on the talks. The sides plan to reconvene on Saturday. The Friday session started at 11 a.m. Pacific time at the suburban Los Angeles […]

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Top Studio Executives Join Writers’ Strike Negotiations

With the Hollywood writers’ strike already in its fifth month, negotiations between their union and the major entertainment companies resumed on Wednesday after a month without talks. And in a sign of how much the studios wanted to show they were taking matters seriously, several top executives joined the formal bargaining session for the first […]

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Is Sherri Shepherd’s Talk Show Crossing the Picket Line?

Sherri Shepherd attends Variety’s 2023 Power of Women event at The Grill on April 04, 2023 in New York City.Photo: Dia Dipasupil (Getty Images) Despite the WGA writer’s strike and the SAG-AFTRA actor’s strike still pushing onward as the AMPTP has yet to come back to the negotiation table with a fair deal for each […]

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Studios Say Talks With Striking Writers May Resume Next Week

Contract negotiations between Hollywood studios and striking screenwriters could restart next week, the studios said in a statement on Thursday. A return to bargaining — the last talks were held three weeks ago — could be a turning point in the strike, now in its fifth month. The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, […]

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How Strikes Reflect Longstanding Battles for Control in Hollywood

Some films seemed to nod at the Hollywood factory on a representational level, including Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times” (1936). In it, his Little Tramp works in a factory that’s a model of efficiency, as evidenced by a new “feeding machine” that’s meant to serve workers as they labor, increasing production and decreasing overhead. When the […]

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Marquee Writers Push for Negotiations, but Their Clout May Not Matter

The Writers Guild of America, which represents more than 11,000 television and film writers, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which bargains for studios, have not held talks for three weeks. Last month, studios sweetened their offer — and then, in an unusual move, publicly disclosed the details, hoping rank-and-file guild members […]

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Which Movies, Series Are Still Filming During WGA, SAG-AFTRA Strikes

TAJH BELLOW, BROOK KERR, DONNELL TURNERPhoto: ABC/Christine Bartolucci) Daytime Dramas Your mothers, grandmothers and aunts can rest assured that their “stories” will continue to air during the strikes. Per People, soap opera actors are SAG-AFTRA members, but their contracts are with the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting, a.k.a the Network Code. […]

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