Listen: SAG AFTRA Negotiations Resume Wednesday
Negotiations Between SAG-AFTRA and Studios Continue on Wednesday
SAG-AFTRA members took a break from picketing on Monday for Indigenous Peoples Day, but the actors guild’s leadership resumed discussions with the studios and streamers. After a negotiation session at SAG-AFTRA’s offices, they plan to meet again with the CEOs and the AMPTP in two days. Tuesday will be a day for both parties to work independently. This one-day-on, one-day-off approach has been the norm since negotiations resumed a week ago.
The past week involved polite but intense bargaining sessions with a deep divide over SAG-AFTRA’s revenue-sharing proposal. Today, the guild and studio representatives returned to talks after examining proposals over the weekend. The goal is to end the actors’ nearly three-month-long strike.
Warner Bros Discovery’s David Zaslav, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, NBCUniversal’s Donna Langley, and Disney’s Bob Iger were present at Monday’s session, along with AMPTP president Carol Lombardini. The CEOs are expected to participate in the next face-to-face meeting.
In addition to the ongoing negotiations, Hollywood is also dealing with the somber atmosphere caused by the recent attacks on Israel. Meanwhile, on the same day, WGA membership on both coasts ratified a new three-year Minimum Basic Agreement.
SAG-AFTRA picketing will resume on Tuesday in Los Angeles and New York City, targeting various studio lots and headquarters. This marks the 90th day of the SAG-AFTRA strike.