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Hollywood’s historic double strike, explained

Posted on AllSides July 14th, 2023
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Arts and Entertainment, Writers, Actors, Strike, SAG, AFTRA
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ANALYSIS

For the first time in 63 years, Hollywood has a double strike on its hands.

The contract between SAG-AFTRA (the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, two guilds that merged in 2012) and AMPTP (American Motion Picture and Television Producers), which represents Hollywood’s studios and production companies, expired at midnight on Wednesday, July 12. SAG-AFTRA’s national board unanimously voted today to order a strike; membership had previously authorized the strike, with nearly 98 percent of voters in favor. Meanwhile, the WGA (Writers Guild of America) has...

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