SAG-AFTRA Reveals Full Tentative Contract Amid Ratification Vote

At the start of November, SAG-AFTRA managed to secure a tentative deal with studios to bring the actors strike to an end. As the union’s members are voting on the contract, SAG-AFTRA has released its draft for the general public to go through in its full, 128-page glory. Who’s This Thing Actually for? | PlayStation … Read more

SAG-AFTRA’s Board Approves Tentative Agreement With the AMPTP

Image: SAG/AFTRA Following the news Wednesday night that the SAG-AFTRA strike had come to an end after nearly 120 days, supporters have been waiting to hear more details about the tentative agreement. Today, union president Fran Drescher, national executive director and chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, and others held a press conference following the SAG-AFTRA National … Read more

SAG-AFTRA Nets Deal, Possibly Bringing Actors Strike to a Close

Nearly 120 days after authorizing an actors strike, SAG-AFTRA may have finally locked down a deal. The New M3-Powered iMacs Are Triggering Serious Deja Vu According to the Hollywood Reporter, the union revealed it and the AMPTP have come to an agreement after months of on-and-off (and often contentious) negotiating. During that time, SAG-AFTRA told … Read more

SAG Strike Continues as It Holds Out Against Cancellation Threats

Image: ROBYN BECK / Contributor (Getty Images) After over 100 days of withholding work, SAG-AFTRA is working on a counteroffer to the proposal from four CEOs who met with them on Tuesday. The CEOs are represented by the AMPTP, but Variety reports that their personal involvement was to “impress on SAG-AFTRA leadership the economic stakes … Read more

SAG-AFTRA Commemorates 100 Days of Striking

On July 13, 2023, SAG-AFTRA confirmed that its members would indeed go on strike. Much like with the WGA months prior, the organization’s discussions with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) failed to result in an acceptable contract regarding streaming revenue, AI concerns, and much more. And for the first time since … Read more

Lord of Misrule First Trailer: Folk Horror Frights

A small town in England celebrates the Harvest Festival every year, electing a Harvest Angel who helps throw out the evil spirit, Gallowgog. But when Rebecca Holland’s (Tuppence Middleton) daughter disappears after the festival, she finds herself in over her head, fighting against the townspeople and supernatural forces that hold sway over this village. Lord … Read more

SAG-AFTRA Strike Continues as A-Listers, Netflix Weigh In

As the SAG-AFTRA strike continues, and working-class actors are still on the picket line, A-list stars are navigating their movements almost too cautiously, calling for contentious talks with the AMPTP to resume as we head into the winter months. Are Fans Tired of Marvel and DC? Superhero Fatigue at NYCC 2023 Among the whole of the studio … Read more

Writers Guild Members Have Officially Ratified Their New Deal

After a tentative fair deal between writers and studios was reached on September 24, you can now remove “tentative” from that: the WGA strike, which began May 2 and put the state of Hollywood production under a microscope, is over-over. The acting union, SAG-AFTRA, has been on strike since July 13 and remains so. Microsoft … Read more

WGA and AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal

Image: Mario Tama (Getty Images) After tenuous negotiations, the WGA appear to have finally reached a fair deal with the AMPTP after nearly 140 days on strike, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The strike began on May 2, 2023 after the WGA and the AMPTP failed to come to a consensus for terms on writers’ … Read more

Taylor Swift Gave the Union All the pieces It Desires

Picture: Kevin Winter (Getty Pictures) As SAG-AFTRA reaches the tip of its second month on strike, the union could have discovered an unlikely hero within the face of Taylor Swift. The singer-songwriter has reportedly met the union’s calls for over the discharge of her live performance movie for The Eras Tour, which is able to … Read more