Hollywood strikes: Negotiations between the studios and SAG-AFTRA have been suspended as the gap between them ‘is too great’ – DAVID RAUDALES

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Hollywood strikes: Negotiations between the studios and SAG-AFTRA have been suspended as the gap between them ‘is too great’

National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland and SAG-AFTRA President US actress Fran Drescher join members of the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild as they walk a picket line outside of Netflix in Los Angeles, California, on July 14, 2023

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Negotiations between Hollywood studios and SAG-AFTRA, the actors’ union, have been suspended.
On Wednesday, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said the gap between the two sides is “too great.”
Over 160,000 union members of SAG-AFTRA started striking on July 14.

Negotiations between SAG-AFTRA, the striking actors’ union, and Hollywood studios have been suspended, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, or AMPTP, said Wednesday.

“After meaningful conversations, it is clear that the gap between the AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA is too great, and conversations are no longer moving us in a productive direction,” the AMPTP said in a short statement.

Over 160,000 union members of SAG-AFTRA started striking on July 14, joining a writers’ strike that began on May 2. 

The Writer’s Guild of America came to a tentative agreement with Hollywood studios on September 24. The union voted to ratify the agreement on Monday.

The AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA did not immediately respond to requests from Insider for further comment.

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