They needed to get through 118 days and countless negotiations to announce the actors union members SAG-AFTRA that they are returning to the movie studios from today Thursday (09/11), at 12:01 am. American time.
New three-year agreement to be signed in the coming days will boost minimum pay for members, increase residual payments for webcasts as well as film producers’ contributions to the union’s health and pension plans and introduce new rules on the use of artificial intelligence in Hollywood.
In a post, SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher shared her excitement, saying that “we succeeded” in reaching the important agreement that improves union members’ financial benefits while protecting them against the use of artificial intelligence. intelligence from the studios.
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After 118 days, the strike by the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has ended. The union’s committee tentatively approved an agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents Hollywood studios.
Alec Baldwin, after the announcement of the agreement to thank the president of the Association Fran Dresser – the most iconic figures of cinema who became famous for her role in the series “The Nanny” – and her leadership team for their hard work in negotiating with the studios.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the contract would boost minimum pay for members, increase residual payments for webcasts, boost contributions to the union’s health and pension plans and establish new rules on the use of artificial intelligence. Intelligence.
Both SAG-AFTRA – Hollywood’s largest union with 160,000 members – and the Writers Guild of America (WGA) are demanding raises to basic salary and residuals (financial compensation paid to actors, directors, and other artists involved in TV shows and movies in the event of reruns, rebroadcasts, DVD releases, or streaming media) in the age of streaming TV and ensuring that their work it will not be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI).