Actors' Strike Is Finally Over

SAG-AFTRA reached a tentative agreement with AMPTP.

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The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has come to a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), ending its 118-day strike.

On Twitter, the Guild announced that the strike was suspended on November 9 at 12:01 AM (PT) and all picket locations were closed. The deal with AMPTP covers "above-pattern" minimum compensation increases, "provisions for consent and compensation that will protect members from the threat of AI," a streaming participation bonus, increased pension and health caps, outsize compensation increases for background performers, and contract provisions protecting diverse communities.

This is just a part of what actors will get, the full list of benefits will be published when the tentative agreement is reviewed by the SAG-AFTRA National Board.

"We have arrived at a contract that will enable SAG-AFTRA members from every category to build sustainable careers. Many thousands of performers now and into the future will benefit from this work."

The news comes soon after SAG-AFTRA rejected a contract offer from major Hollywood studios due to differences over several issues, including AI.

The end of strikes means the work on popular shows like Stranger Things, Lucifer, and Riverdale will continue and we'll see them soon. Here is what AMPTP had to say about it:

“Today’s tentative agreement represents a new paradigm. It gives SAG-AFTRA the biggest contract-on-contract gains in the history of the union, including the largest increase in minimum wages in the last forty years; a brand new residual for streaming programs; extensive consent and compensation protections in the use of artificial intelligence; and sizable contract increases on items across the board. The AMPTP is pleased to have reached a tentative agreement and looks forward to the industry resuming the work of telling great stories.”

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