Monday, April 22, 2024

Breaking: SAG Actors Strike is Over as Union, Studios Reach Agreement Thanks In Large Part to The Nanny


The 118 day actors strike is over. Details coming

SAG president Fran Drescher, best known for playing “The Nanny,” stood her ground when the AMPTP used all kinds of PR tactics to pressure the union.

But Drescher and her negotiating team would not give in. Though this is just a three year contract, it sets new standards for the future in streaming royalties and artificial intelligence.

Why the studios forced everyone to go through a four and a half month strike and work stoppage will be studied in the future. But as of now, Hollywood is back to business.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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