The Actor’s Strike Is Over After 118 Days

After 118 days, the actor’s strike has ended.

SAG-AFTRA negotiators have approved a tentative agreement that will end the longest actors strike against the mega-studios in Hollywood history.

In an announcement Wednesday, the union said the 118-day strike would officially end at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday.

After a meeting on Monday with AMPTP, the TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee spent 10 hours deliberating and continued on Wednesday.

The union’s negotiating committee approved the deal on a unanimous vote. But that’s not the final step. Now the agreement goes to the SAG-AFTRA national board for approval on Friday.

The biggest conflicts involved protection for actors against artificial intelligence and controversy over pay increases. The deal will see most minimums increase by 7% — two percent above the increases received by the Writers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America.

The full details are expected to be released Friday, after the national board vote.

Mayor Karen Bass said, “I am grateful that a fair agreement has been reached between SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP after a more than 100 day strike that impacted millions in Los Angeles and throughout the country. Those on the line have been the hardest hit during this period and there have been ripple effects throughout our entire city. Today’s tentative agreement is going to impact nearly every part of our economy. Now, we must lean in on local production to ensure that our entertainment industry rebounds stronger than ever and our economy is able to get back on its feet.” 

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