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Actors React to Studio Talks Breaking Down After 90 Days of Strike: “It’s Just So Disappointing”

Morale following the breakdown of the negotiations between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and SAG-AFTRA on Wednesday evening seemed depleted as actors and supporters walked back and forth in front of Hollywood studios, carrying “SAG-AFTRA on Strike!” signs that have been omnipresent at company entrances over the past three months. Outside of […]

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 […]

“Fake Carol’s” Message to the Real AMPTP President: “Babe, You Don’t Have to Keep Doing This” 

While the industry will undoubtedly debate the winners and losers from the writers strike, there is one indisputable victor during the 146-day-long work stoppage: the “Fake Carol” Lombardini Twitter/X account. The self-professed parody account became a viral sensation during strike, taking shots at the president of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, Drew […]

Hollywood Reacts to Tentative WGA, AMPTP Deal: “We Did It!”

Striking writers and other members of Hollywood are calling the tentative deal reached by the Writers Guild and the AMPTP on Sunday a “victory.” The deal was announced Sunday, which was 146 days after the writers strike began on May 2 and following five back-to-back days of negotiations that ran through the weekend. In its […]

Writers Guild Reaches Tentative Agreement With Studios and Streamers

After several long consecutive days of negotiations, the Writers Guild of America and the labor group representing studios and streamers have reached a tentative deal on a new contract in a major development that could precipitate the end of a historic, 146-day writers strike. The Writers Guild of America emailed strike captains the news on […]

Studio CEOs Attend Latest Writers Guild Bargaining Session

Confirming the feeling of urgency taking hold around town to resolve the historic, ongoing writers strike, a group of top CEOs attended Wednesday’s bargaining session between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Disney CEO Bob Iger, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos and […]

Anonymous Strike Diary: “It’s F***ing Dark Out There”

Thank. Fucking. God. There’s a meeting. And maybe this time they’ll do more than just talk about talking. Maybe this time, they’ll actually talk! Of course, you don’t want to get your hopes up. But the Guild sent another email yesterday saying essentially, “Yo. You’re not gonna hear from us for a little while. It’s all right. Don’t freak […]

Unmasking the AMPTP: Hollywood Labor’s Opaque Nemesis

On Sept. 8, more than four months into a historic Hollywood labor battle, the Writers Guild of America turned a klieg light on its adversary, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Citing behind-the-scenes conversations the union’s leaders were allegedly having with unidentified legacy studio executives, its negotiating committee said in a bulletin to […]

A&M Records Co-Founder Herb Alpert Donates $250,000 to Entertainment Community Fund Amid Work Stoppage

Famed trumpet player and A&M Records co-founder Herb Alpert has donated $250,000 to the Entertainment Community Fund through the Herb Alpert Foundation and amid the ongoing Hollywood strikes. The donation — plus a matching gift bringing it to a total of $500,000 — was announced by the organization, formerly known as The Actors Fund, on […]

Willem Dafoe on Possible “Collapse” Amid Entertainment Industry Changes: “You Can Only Get Screwed So Much”

Willem Dafoe thinks something “radical” like an industry “collapse” is possible if the negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP don’t get resolved. The Poor Things and Pet Shop Days star spoke to Vanity Fair for a story published Monday promoting the new Patricia Arquette-directed Gonzo Girl, which was granted a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement and held […]

SAG-AFTRA’s Duncan Crabtree-Ireland Sees No Early End to Dual Strikes

SAG-AFTRA national executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland sees no indication major Hollywood studios and streamers are headed back to the table anytime soon to end dual strikes in the entertainment industry. “Unfortunately, I don’t have anything to report they’re coming back to us. Today is day 57 for our strike, and, no, we don’t have any […]

Talks Between Writers, Studios at a Standstill After Week of Trading Barbs

Following an eventful week in which members of the Writers Guild of America as well as the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers traded barbs following the publication of the studios’ counteroffer, no talks are currently scheduled for the two parties to return to the negotiating table. According to sources on both sides, there […]