SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP to resume talks Tuesday as strike reaches 100 days

SAG-AFTRA members join the Writers Guild of America on the picket line outside Netflix in Los Angeles.
SAG-AFTRA members join the Writers Guild of America on the picket line outside Netflix in Los Angeles in July.
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SAG-AFTRA and the alliance representing major studios are scheduled to resume negotiations Tuesday, as the Hollywood actors’ strike reaches the 100-day milestone.

The two sides said in a joint statement they would meet at SAG-AFTRA Plaza in Los Angeles with “several executives” from the major studios in attendance.

SAG-AFTRA has approved a deal from the studios to end its historic strike. The actors were on strike for more than 100 days.

Nov. 10, 2023

The meeting will mark the first formal talks between the actors guild and the entertainment companies since discussions broke down Oct. 11. The studios walked away from the table, saying the gap between the sides was too great.


The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents firms including Disney, NBCUniversal and Netflix, said in a statement at the time that the union’s proposal for streaming services to share their revenue with actors “would create an untenable economic burden,” costing more than $800 million a year.

“I will not cave,” “The Nanny” star and SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher says in an interview, as the actors’ strike reaches 100 days. Talks with the major studios were suspended earlier this month.

Oct. 21, 2023

But SAG-AFTRA leaders said the amount they are seeking in their revenue-sharing proposal for streamers is about 57 cents per subscriber per year and that studios should share more of the financial success of shows with actors. The streaming business model has made it harder for working actors to make a living, SAG-AFTRA says.

“I’m always saying to them, you could be the heroes in this,” said Fran Drescher, president of SAG-AFTRA in an interview with The Times this week. “The eyes of the industry are looking at you. Lean into what is hard but what is right.”

The resumption of talks follows a meeting between SAG-AFTRA leaders and A-list actors including George Clooney. The big-name stars sought to find a way to resolve the strike that has kept thousands of entertainment industry professionals out of work for months.