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Finally, after 118 days, the actor’s strike is coming to an end as SAG-AFTRA has officially reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract with the Alliance of Motion Pictures and Television Producers.

AG-AFTRA’s deal comes in the wake of the latest round of renewed negotiations that began October 24th and have effectively continued daily for over two weeks.

If everything goes as planned, eligible members of the 160,000-member actors guild will vote soon to ratify the new agreement.

Like with the WGA in late September, SAG-AFTRA will end its strike before the ratification vote is completed to get people back to work sooner and production restarted quickly.

The SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Committee reportedly approved the agreement in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, SAG-AFTRA announced and the strike is expected to be officially over as soon as in a few hours – namely 12:01am US-PT on Thursday, November 9th.

Details of the agreement are under wraps for now but are expected to come to light in the next few days prior to the union’s ratification vote. If the deal is ratified, the contract would quickly go into effect.

In a message to membership, the guild reportedly says: “We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional – with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership.”

Source: Deadline, THR



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