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Why Actors Don’t Love the Strike’s Interim Agreements

SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher and national executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.
SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher and national executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. Photo: Michael Buckner/Variety via Getty Images

On Friday, the Hollywood C.E.O.s and key labor executives of the AMPTP got together on a call to figure out their next steps in the labor impasse that has shut down most of the entertainment industry. According to multiple sources familiar with the tone and substance of the meeting, representatives for the studios and streamers expressed a desire to return to the bargaining table. Meanwhile, several participants pressed for the members to better align themselves on the key issues—things like residual rates and data transparency—so that chief negotiator Carol Lombardini would know what was and wasn’t acceptable to the membership. (An AMPTP rep declined to comment on the meeting.)