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7 months ago

SAG-AFTRA members vote to ratify 3-year contract with studios

SAG-AFTRA members ratify new 3-year contract with studios in 78% approval vote
7 months ago
. Hollywood on December 5, 2023 anxiously waited to learn if actors have approved their union's hard-fought deal with studios, or if an entertainment industry still reeling from months-long strikes could be plunged back into turmoil. While the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) deal is widely expected to pass, criticism -- mainly over its perceived lack of protection against artificial intelligence -- has swelled in recent weeks, raising jitters about a potential, if unlikely, return to picket lines. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP) (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)
8 months ago

Hollywood actors strike reaches critical stage

SAG-AFTRA said Sunday it was reviewing AMPTP’s “last, best and final offer” to end the strike by actors.
8 months ago
VIDEO: Hollywood actors strike reaches critical stage
8 months ago

Hollywood writers ratify 2023 tentative agreement with AMPTP

Hollywood writers in the Writers Guild of America have ratified the 2023 tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.
8 months ago
Mary McDonnell attends the SAG-AFTRA And WGA Strike Battlestar Galactica "So Say We All!" -themed picket held at Universal Studios, Sept. 21, 2023, in Universal City, Calif.
9 months ago

Late night shows return after monthslong strike

Shows like “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” returned to air nearly following the end of the Writers Guild of America strike.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Late night shows return after monthslong strike
9 months ago

Late-night shows return after 5-month writer's strike

Production resumes as the Screen Actors Guild heads back to negotiations, hoping for a resolution of their own.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Late-night shows return after 5-month writer's strike
9 months ago

Jimmy Kimmel, other late-night hosts to return to their shows Oct. 2

Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver have announced they are returning to their talk shows following the end of the WGA strike.
9 months ago
Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre, March 12, 2023, in Hollywood, Calif.
9 months ago

Tentative WGA contract covers artificial intelligence, pay. Here's what's in it.

Hollywood writers ended a nearly 150-day strike but still must ratify deal.
9 months ago
A WGA support sign rests near SAG-AFTRA members picketing outside Warner Bros. Studio as the actors strike continues, Sept. 26, 2023, in Burbank, Calif.
9 months ago

WGA ends strike after 148 days

Leaders of the Writers Guild of America have unanimously voted to lift its strike, allowing writers to return to work Wednesday, Sept. 27.
9 months ago
VIDEO: WGA ends strike after 148 days
9 months ago

WGA strike to end Wednesday, members authorized to return to work

WGA strike to end Wednesday, members authorized to return to work after 184 days.
9 months ago
Striking WGA (Writers Guild of America) members picket with striking SAG-AFTRA members outside Paramount Studios on Sept. 18, 2023, in Los Angeles.
9 months ago

Writers and Hollywood studios reach tentative deal

ABC News’ Jaclyn Lee is in Hollywood where actors are putting down their signs as a tentative deal moves closer to a contract with movie studios.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Writers and Hollywood studios reach tentative deal
9 months ago

WGA to vote on ‘tentative’ deal reached with studios

Top boards at the Writers Guild of America are set to vote on a deal Tuesday that could effectively end a strike that had lasted 146 days.
9 months ago
VIDEO: WGA to vote on ‘tentative’ deal reached with studios
9 months ago

WGA, film studios reach tentative agreement

One of the ongoing labor disputes that has left Hollywood in limbo may soon be over as the union representing writers said they reached a tentative agreement with studios for a new contract.
9 months ago
VIDEO: WGA, film studios reach tentative agreement
9 months ago

WGA reaches tentative agreement with studios

The strike between film and TV writers and the major studios appears to be nearing a close after the union announced Sunday they have a tentative agreement.
9 months ago
VIDEO: WGA reaches tentative agreement with studios
9 months ago

Hollywood writers reach 'tentative' deal with studios to end strike

The Writers Guild of America reached a "tentative" deal with Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on Sunday, bringing an end to the 146-day strike.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Hollywood writers reach 'tentative' deal with studios to end strike
9 months ago

Hollywood writers reach 'tentative' deal with studios, end monthslong strike

The strike spanned 146 days and brought pickets to productions nationwide.
9 months ago
Writers Guild of America (WGA) writers walk the picket line during their ongoing strike outside Netflix offices in Los Angeles, on Sept. 22, 2023.
9 months ago

Hollywood writers reached a tentative deal to end strike. What happens next?

The tentative agreement for Hollywood writers requires approval and holds implications for the actors' strike.
9 months ago
SAG-AFTRA members and supporters walk the picket line as members of the Screen Actors Guild strike in New York on July 19, 2023.
9 months ago

WGA suspends picketing after nearly 5 months

A new three-year WGA contract deal now needs to be approved by the WGA board before the strike is officially over.
9 months ago
VIDEO: WGA suspends picketing after nearly 5 months
9 months ago

Hollywood writers near a deal with studios

Negotiations between the WGA and studios appeared to near a conclusion with a new three-year contract.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Hollywood writers near a deal with studios
9 months ago

Hollywood writers expected to meet for another round of contract negotiations

The union is calling for increased pay, better residuals and staffing, and assurances on artificial intelligence.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Hollywood writers expected to meet for another round of contract negotiations
9 months ago

ABC puts 'Dancing With the Stars' postponement plans in place due to WGA strike

"Veep" actor Matt Walsh says he is "taking a pause" from "Dancing With the Stars" amid the writer's strike.
9 months ago
Dancing with the Stars coveted Mirrorball Trophy.
9 months ago

Striking writers and Hollywood studios near deal

The Writers Guild of America and Hollywood studios are back at the bargaining table for the first time since August.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Striking writers and Hollywood studios near deal
9 months ago

Negotiations resume between WGA and studios

Hollywood writers and studios are reportedly close to an agreement to end the strike that started back in May.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Negotiations resume between WGA and studios
1 year ago

Hollywood on pause as SAG-AFTRA union begins actors strike across the country

Actors are joining the picket lines with the Writers Guild as they fight for more compensation and protections from major industry changes.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Hollywood on pause as SAG-AFTRA union begins actors strike across the country
1 year ago

Talks between actors’ union and Hollywood studios break down

The SAG-AFTRA negotiating committee voted to recommend a strike that could bring Hollywood productions to a halt.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Talks between actors’ union and Hollywood studios break down
1 year ago

Actors fail to reach a deal with the major studios

The Screen Actors Guild is expected to vote to authorize a strike after no deal was reached with major studios.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Actors fail to reach a deal with the major studios
1 year ago

Thousands of film and TV writers go on strike

Writers are demanding that studios pay them accordingly, as shifts in streaming have changed the way shows are made and monetized.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Thousands of film and TV writers go on strike
7 years ago

Movie and TV writers authorize strike: How TV shows could be affected

The Writers Guild authorized a strike if contract talks fail.
7 years ago
Members of the Writers Guild of America East picket outside News Corp., Nov. 9, 2007, the fifth day of their strike, in New York City.