Hollywood Strike Resolved: SAG-AFTRA and Studios Reach Tentative Deal
After 118 days of the actors guild being on strike, SAG-AFTRA and the studios have reached a preliminary agreement on a new contract that could have Hollywood back in action within weeks.
The strike is set to end at 12:01 am PT on November 9. This follows a highly dramatic day of studio earnings results and deadlines, during which the actors guild’s 17-member negotiating committee unanimously recommended the tentative agreement to the SAG-AFTRA board.
Now, pending approval from the board, eligible members of the 160,000-strong actors guild will soon vote on ratifying the new agreement. Furthermore, with SAG-AFTRA ending the strike just after midnight, even before the ratification vote is complete, people could be back to work swiftly, and production could resume promptly.