Striking Hollywood actors said they’d be returning to the negotiation table with production companies on Monday, October 2.
The announcement from the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) came a day after the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and Writers Guild of America came to terms on a new contract.
“SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP will meet for bargaining on Monday, Oct. 2,” SAG-AFTRA wrote in a statement Wednesday. “Several executives from AMPTP member companies will be in attendance. As negotiations proceed, we will report any substantiative updates directly to you.”
The WGA accepted new contract terms with Hollywood production companies, effectively ending their 149-day strike Wednesday. Soon after, SAG-AFTRA said it would take a look at the writers’ contract and keep it in mind for their own negotiations.
“We look forward to reviewing the terms of the WGA and AMPTP’s tentative agreement and we remain ready to resume our own negotiations with the AMPTP as soon as they are prepared to engage on our proposals in a meaningful way,” SAG-AFTRA said in a statement. “Until then, we continue to stand strong and unified.”
The actors have been on strike since the expiration of their prior contract on July 15. Monday will mark 80 days on strike for actors and all TV and film production associated with the AMPTP companies had been halted. Actors were also not allowed to promote shows or movies during the striking period.
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