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Susan Sarandon on the SAG-AFTRA Strike: “This Is a Now or Never Situation”

With her long history as an outspoken advocate for progressive causes, it’s perhaps no surprise that Susan Sarandon has plenty to say about the ongoing actors strike (not to mention joining the picket line herself). Speaking to THR Roma via Zoom from her home in Vermont, the Thelma & Louise star made it immediately clear she would adhere to […]

SAG-AFTRA, Studios to Resume Negotiations on Wednesday

It’s not over yet. Leadership for performers union SAG-AFTRA and the studios, repped by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, issued a joint statement on Monday saying that talks have ended for the day and outlining next steps as the strike nears its three-month mark. “SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP held negotiations and have […]

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Cast Reunite on SAG-AFTRA Picket Line: “Proud to Stand in Solidarity”

Several Grey’s Anatomy castmembers reunited on the picket lines Friday for the actors strike. Kim Raver, who plays Dr. Teddy Altman on the medical drama, took to Instagram following the picket to share highlights from the day. Several of her co-stars from the ABC show who joined her could also be seen in her video, […]

Film and TV Business Has Lost 45K Jobs Since Labor Strikes Began, U.S. Labor Report Says

The Writers Guild of America strike is over, and there appears to be progress in negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP, but the impact of the strikes on the entertainment business writ large is still being felt. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its September jobs report on Friday and, while it was a […]

SAG-AFTRA Negotiations to Continue Friday, Next Week

Negotiations are moving forward for Hollywood’s largest union. SAG-AFTRA announced in a new joint statement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which bargains on behalf of studios and streamers, on Wednesday that talks would proceed Friday as well as resume Monday. The joint statement and the continuation of negotiations will likely be […]

SAG-AFTRA Leader: Actors Should Get Same AI Protections As Studios

Consent, credit and compensation. Those were the terms that SAG-AFTRA national executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland and Writers Guild of America West negotiating committee member John August called for in order for guild members’ work, likenesses and brands to be used to train artificial intelligence systems. At a hearing before the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, […]

London Film Festival Opens With ‘Saltburn’ Premiere as U.K. Crew Stages Protest Outside

The actors strike made its presence known at opening night of the BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday night in the British capital and not simply through the lack of star power in attendance. Ahead of the European premiere of Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn at the Royal Albert Hall, a small demonstration by U.K. crew was […]

13 Times Hollywood Predicted the Scary (or Not So Scary) Future of AI

Artificial intelligence has gained new technological and cultural relevance in the past year, to the excitement (we assume) of some and the fear of pretty much anyone who’s ever seen a sci-fi movie. Indeed, one of the major reasons for the dual writers and actors strike is concern that studios will use AI to replace […]

SAG Awards: Actors May Enter and Nominating Committees Will Consider Work But Campaigning Paused Until Strike Resolution (Exclusive)

How will the ongoing strike of SAG-AFTRA against AMPTP impact the SAG Awards season, during which some actors campaign for and other actors evaluate their work in productions that emanate from companies that they are currently striking against? On Tuesday morning, after a lengthy period of deliberation, the Screen Actors Guild Awards team shared its […]

SAG-AFTRA and Studios to Continue Negotiations Wednesday

SAG-AFTRA and Hollywood’s top companies are plowing ahead with negotiations. The performers’ union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers released a joint statement on Monday noting that they had just “met for a full day bargaining session” and would resume talks on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Monday marked the first time that the […]

Studio CEOs Return to Bargaining Table With SAG-AFTRA

They’re back. Some of Hollywood’s top leaders — Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, Disney CEO Bob Iger, and NBCUniversal Studio Group chairman and chief content officer Donna Langley — are attending Monday’s negotiating session at the SAG-AFTRA national headquarters on Wilshire Boulevard, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The performers union […]

‘Last Week Tonight’: John Oliver Says He’s “Furious” at Studios for Prolonging the Writers Strike

John Oliver had a lot of news to catch up on in Sunday’s Last Week Tonight — five months, in fact. During the first 15 minutes or so of his first show back since the Writers Guild of America strike ended, he blazed through the biggest news stories that happened during the 148-day strike. “I’d […]