Last night in Los Angeles, there was a celebration after the actors Union, SAG-AFTRA, reached a tentative deal with Hollywood Studios, effectively ending the nearly four-month-long historic strike. This new contract includes the largest minimum wage increase in the past 40 years, a new residual for streaming programs, and significant protections for actors regarding the use of artificial intelligence, which had been a major point of contention.
This agreement comes just in time for the Oscars award season, but when can we expect Hollywood to resume production on our favorite shows and movies? Entertainment reporter Sam Rubin, joining us from Los Angeles, breaks it down. The biggest takeaway from this historic strike ending is that Hollywood will get back to work almost immediately. It is expected that production for favorite stars, shows, and movie completion will start as soon as next week. Starting today, actors who have been reluctant or refused to promote projects during the strike will now be actively participating in press junkets and awards competitions. This means that several silent stars from the past four to six months due to the strike will start talking and appearing on shows to promote their completed works.
Additionally, new shows like “Abbot Elementary” will be released, saving the second half of the TV season, which will likely premiere in January or February during the February sweeps. In terms of winners, the actors will certainly claim victory with this historic deal. Thank you for watching.
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