“On behalf of movie theatre owners and more than 100,000 employees across the country, NATO applauds SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP for reaching an agreement. This is a very important moment for our entire industry and the millions of moviegoers in America and around the world who enjoy the cinematic experience. We are excited that production will ramp up quickly and so many projects can resume their journey to the big screen. There’s nothing like watching a great movie in a packed theatre as fans, families and friends collectively experience the magic of storytelling,” said Michael O’Leary, NATO’s President & CEO.
Variety: SAG-AFTRA Approves Deal to End Historic Strike
SAG-AFTRA negotiators have approved a tentative agreement that will end the longest actors strike against the film and TV studios in Hollywood history.
In an announcement Wednesday, the union said the 118-day strike would officially end at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday.
The union’s negotiating committee approved the deal on a unanimous vote. The agreement next goes to the SAG-AFTRA national board for approval on Friday.