New York, Sep 27 (EFE).- The Hollywood actors union, SAG-AFTRA, agreed to meet with studio representatives next Monday to continue negotiations for a new collective agreement, after more than two months of strike.
In a message published this Wednesday on the social network October 2nd.
“We encourage you to continue going to the picket lines every day,” the group said in its message. Since the strikes began in July, negotiations had been completely frozen.
The announcement comes just a few hours after the end of the strike by Hollywood screenwriters, who had not been working since May to demand improvements in their remuneration for streaming and protection against the use of artificial intelligence, among other things.
The dispute was apparently resolved on Sunday, when the AMPTP and the leaders of the writers’ union (WGA) announced an agreement in principle that includes many of the union’s demands, although it still needs to be ratified by the grassroots.
The actors union shares a large part of the writers’ demands, so it is expected that the resolution of the conflict with the WGA will pave the way for the performers.
SAG-AFTRA began its strike on July 14, which has forced the filming of several productions to stop and has delayed the release of long-awaited films such as “Dune: Part Two.”