SAG-AFTRA, the union representing over 150,000 film and television performers, has reached a tentative agreement with Hollywood’s top studios, potentially bringing an end to the prolonged actors’ strike that has shut down the entertainment industry for months.
This agreement signals a significant step towards rejuvenating Hollywood which has been virtually paralyzed due to strikes by the actors and writers unions.
SAG-AFTRA ending Strike
The strike began when tens of thousands of actors took to the picket lines on July 14, following the failure of SAG-AFTRA to secure a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), a trade group that represents studios and streaming services. AMPTP includes Comcast, the parent company of NBC News.