Because of the Sag-Aftra strike, some of your best TV shows and pictures could be messed up.
The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, which represents 160,000 TV and movie actors, has called for a strike after big companies failed to offer a good pay deal.
They join screenwriters who have been protesting for over 70 days. The goal of the talks was to find a better way to split the profits from streaming and to make sure that artificial intelligence (AI) would not be used to do the jobs of performers.
But after 12 days of tense talks, no new contract deal has been made. This led the Sag-Aftra National Board to vote for a strike on Thursday morning, July 13.
After a vote that led to a strike, the union told all of its members to stop working right away on all written film and TV around the world.
As you can understand, the entertainment business is in a mess, and stars might not be able to promote or even start working on some of the biggest films coming out in 2023 and 2024.
As Hollywood’s best actors and actresses watch the strike, big foreign film festivals like Venice and Toronto could be a lot quieter. The red carpet might not be as busy, and actors might not show up.
But some shows will go on as usual. For example, the Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon caused a stir when they said they would not stop making the second season.
Even though we don’t know the full effects of the actor’s strike yet, these shows are likely to be shut down or delayed because of it:
Avatar 3 and 4
Mufasa: The Lion King
Paddington in Peru