HOLLYWOOD July 3, 2024
The union representing film crews negotiated a new deal last week, and avoided a strike—but what did they really win?
SAG-AFTRA members chant outside Paramount Studios on day 118 of their strike against the Hollywood studios on November 8, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.
HOLLYWOOD December 21, 2023
What did we learn from a tumultuous 2023? As an extraordinarily challenged year sunsets, here are five takeaways.
HOLLYWOOD November 20, 2023
SAG-AFTRA can take some control of the playing field by issuing its own consent forms for digital replicas.
SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher speaks as SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland looks on at a press conference discussing their strike-ending deal with the Hollywood studios on November 10, 2023, in Los Angeles.
HOLLYWOOD November 16, 2023
A close look at the three primary concerns raised by SAG-AFTRA members regarding how “synthetic performers” and other computer-generated replacements could threaten their livelihoods.

The 16 pages of contract language surrounding A.I. are by far the most intricate provisions in the new agreement.
HOLLYWOOD November 13, 2023
A detailed look at the tentative SAG-AFTRA deal, from streaming residuals to health benefits to the extraordinary restrictions on the use of A.I.
SAG-AFTRA is expected to respond or counter the offer as early as Monday.
HOLLYWOOD November 6, 2023
An inside look at the negotiations surrounding the A.I. issue and others that are preventing the SAG-AFTRA strike from (finally) coming to an end.
The SAG-AFTRA proposal that president Fran Drescher says she won’t back down from is also flawed.
HOLLYWOOD October 23, 2023
With SAG-AFTRA and studios set to restart negotiations, it's time to get real: the union should drop its insistence on a per-subscriber payment and instead propose a supercharged version of the “success” bonus that the Writers Guild achieved.
SAG-AFTRA will almost certainly compromise on the key issues to a degree. And in fact, it already has.
HOLLYWOOD October 13, 2023
The WGA, after a nearly five month strike, got essentially everything the quieter Directors Guild got, plus more. Now, as talks between SAG-AFTRA and the studios hit a major speed bump, the actors want what the writers got—and more. Will it work?

HOLLYWOOD October 1, 2023
Five more takeaways after five months in hell, including the much-discussed performance bonus in streaming and why the wins in A.I. might be short-lived.
The WGA says the new deal contains $233 million per year of gains, which is almost three times the $86 million that the guild says the studios were offering before the nearly five-month strike (though it’s nowhere near the $429 million the guild sought).
HOLLYWOOD September 28, 2023
Herewith, the most important conclusions and long-term takeaways from five months of hell.
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