The SAG-AFTRA unionwhich brings together film, radio and television actors and presenters from hollywooddecided this Monday to go on strike if he does not get a new agreement with the studios before June 30, according to US media.
The decision was ratified by 98% of the votes, picks up the Los Angeles Times, and talks with the studios are expected to begin on Wednesday.
The actors’ demands are similar to those of the Writers Guild (WGA), which is close to completing its sixth week of strike after failing to reach an agreement with the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP) for a new collective agreement.
The actors, many of whom have shown their support for the scriptwriters in their struggle with the big studios, are also calling for an improvement in wages and working conditions, which they consider have not sufficiently adjusted to inflation and disruptions. of streaming.
In addition, there are concerns about the use of artificial intelligence (AI)-generated images and voice and image rights management.
The last time Hollywood actors went on strike was in 2000.
The writers’ strike is already making its effects felt on the industry, and the production of series such as Stranger Things”, “Cobra Kai” either “The Last of Us”.
The situation could further complicate the development of new productions in Hollywood.
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