Hollywood Actors (SAG-AFTRA) Declare Strike, Joining Writers (WGA)

This is the first time in decades Hollywood has double strikes.

Mark Ruffalo of SAG-AFTRA joining WGA strike as Hollywood has double strikes now.

Today is a momentous day in the heart of Hollywood. Two significant groups within the film and television industry embark on strikes. This raises concerns about the future of the entertainment world. The current focus is on a press conference at SAG-AFTRA Plaza, where representatives address the ongoing TV/Theatrical/Streaming strike. This labor dispute comes after both sides agreed to extend negotiations by an extra 12 days following the expiration of their initial contract on June 30. The industry is already reeling from the effects of a prolonged writers’ strike that commenced on May 2, causing widespread shutdowns across Hollywood. As tensions rise and uncertainty looms, the industry’s future hangs in the balance, with the hopes that constructive dialogue and compromise can be reached to resolve these issues. Watch the press conference below!

SAG-AFTRA and WGA are organizations within the entertainment industry, serving distinct purposes. SAG-AFTRA represents actors, broadcasters, and recording artists, advocating for their fair treatment, protection of rights, and better working conditions. WGA is a labor union and professional association for screenwriters, playwrights, and television and radio writers. It protects their rights and interests through industry-standard contracts, minimum wages, and advocating for creative control and intellectual property rights. Read more News on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our Channel.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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