SAG-AFTRA accuses studios of 'bully tactics' after talks collapse

It has been two weeks for the reason that Writers Guild of America reached an settlement to renew work, however issues aren’t trying good for its Display Actors Guild counterpart – the American Federation of Tv and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Talks broke down on Wednesday night time with the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers (AMPTP) over “bully ways,” with the CEOs reportedly strolling away with none proposed counteroffer. The SAG-AFTRA negotiating committee said in a statement. CEOs like Disney’s Bob Iger and Netflix’s Ted Sarandos started assembly in individual with SAG-AFTRA negotiators in early October.

The committee has been working to succeed in an settlement relating to the actors who’ve been on strike since mid-July. “We negotiated with them in good religion, though final week they made a proposal that was, shockingly, much less priceless than what they proposed earlier than the strike started,” SAG-AFTRA added. “These firms refuse to guard performers from being changed by synthetic intelligence, refuse to extend your wages to maintain up with inflation, and refuse to share a fraction of the large revenues your work generates with them.”

AMPTP claims the requested discount in broadcast revenues would value $800 million yearly, a determine SAG-AFTRA says is inflated by 60 p.c after “vital and significant counters” from the union. Based on SAG-AFTRA, this tactic is an try and deceive members and break assist. The union additionally claims that AMPTP requires AI approval on day one from actors to make use of their picture throughout a complete franchise. For now, SAG-AFTRA is encouraging its members to proceed displaying up at picket strains and solidarity occasions.

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