Vyjedavácí tím hereckého zvázu reached a preliminary agreement with the group representing film studios and streaming services. The longest strike in history, which began on July 14, has ended.
The strike in America ended after 118 days
The American Federation of Broadcast Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and its 160,000 members have reached a new three-year contract with the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents eight major streaming studios, including Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, Amazon and Netflix.
Zábery from Season 4 of Stranger Things (2022), ©Netflix/Courtesy Everett Collection
“Sme nadšení a hrdí, že vám pomátí pojejní, že televiziony a divadelný vyjedavácí výbor dnes unanimously voted to approve the preliminary agreement with AMPTP,” announced SAG-AFTRA in a statement sent to the media and to all its members. As of November 9, this strike has officially ended and the demonstrations have been suspended. The income will allow television and film studios to resume production of television shows and films, which has been suspended for the last six months.
Actress Olivia Wilde also took to the streets, SAG-AFTRA Strike Picket Line, New York, USA, July 14, 2023
The strike affected approximately 60,000 committee members. After the formal approval of the agreement, actors and actresses can once again stand in front of cameras and promote films on red carpets, film festivals, in television talk shows and the like.
Susan Sarandon during the SAG-AFTRA demonstration in front of Warner Bros. headquarters. Discovery/Netflix at 888 Broadway in the Flatiron District of New York City on July 14, 2023
Actors Clooney, Streep and DiCaprio also arrived with financial help
World celebrities Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman and Ryan Reynolds each arrived in the amount of 1 million dollars or more, while their financial donations went to an emergency fund to support fellow actors and writers on strike in Hollywood.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, for example, also supported the strike
“I am lucky in this strike action, I can already support those who have been fighting against Goliáš for a long time. We will stand up to gender. I myself remember the days when I worked as a waitress, housekeeper, secretary, I was even unemployed,” Meryl Streep, winner of several Oscars, let it be.
American actress Meryl Streepp during the slavnostného odovzdávania cien princessej z Astúria in 2023 at the Campoamor Theater in Oviedo, October 20, 2023
Clooney and his wife Amal donated more than 1 million US dollars to the fund. “I’m proud to be able to support the SAG-AFTRA foundation and my fellow actors who are fighting for us all,” said the actor. “It’s time for our generation to give something back to them.”
George Clooney and Amal arrive at the airport to attend the 2023 Venice Film Festival
The lone strike of Hollywood actors and screenwriters was the largest and longest since the 1960s, when the long-term functioning of the entertainment industry was stalled. Since May 2023, thousands of board-organized TV and film writers and screenwriters have quit their jobs due to concerns about earnings and license fees, to protect against mass job losses of their employees, and the increasingly popular use of artificial intelligence in various work processes.
The strike grew dramatically in July, when tens of thousands of actors and actresses from the Screen Actors Guild joined it, and almost all Hollywood productions went on strike.
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