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Actor's Strike was officially suspended

Actor's Strike was officially suspended

Hollywood actors reached a tentative agreement with major studios to resolve the second of two strikes that rocked the entertainment industry as writers and performers demanded higher pay in the streaming TV era.

The 118-day work stoppage ended just after midnight, when the SAG-AFTRA union said in a statement after its negotiating committee unanimously backed the deal with Walt Disney (DIS.N), Netflix (NFLX.O) and other companies.
" Today your TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee voted unanimously to approve a tentative agreement with the AMPTP. As of 12:01am on November 9, our strike is officially suspended and all picket locations are closed. We will be in touch in the coming days with information about celebration gatherings around the country".

Furthermore, was said: "In a contract valued at over one billion dollars, we have achieved a deal of extraordinary scope that includes "above-pattern" minimum compensation increases, unprecedented provisions for consent and compensation that will protect members from the threat of AI, and for the first time establishes a streaming participation bonus. Our Pension & Health caps have been substantially raised, which will bring much needed value to our plans. In addition, the deal includes numerous improvements for multiple categories including outsize compensation increases for background performers, and critical contract provisions protecting diverse communities".


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