SAG AFTRA has just issued a statement that is not terribly optimistic about the actors’ strike.
The union says there are “Several essential elements” still not resolved. The conflict seems to be about AI, which SAG will stand fast until the studios cave.
The picket lines, meantime, are busier than ever.
If the strike is not resolved, and both sides decide to wait until after Christmas, awards season will be decimated. Right now there’s a heavy schedule the first two weeks of January. If actors are not allowed to attend the Critics Choice, Emmys, or Golden Globes, not to mention the Academy’s Governors Awards, there’s going to be a very tough time in Hollywood.
Maybe a truce can be called this week. Let’s hope!
This morning our negotiators formally responded to the AMPTP’s “Last, Best & Final” offer.
Please know every member of our TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee is determined to secure the right deal and thereby bring this strike to an end responsibly. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/1PwqaoNXAJ
— SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) November 6, 2023