SAG-AFTRA reports that industry CEOs have left negotiations without countering their latest offer. AMPTP declined to protect actors from AI replacements, raise SAG-AFTRA members’ wages to match inflation, and allocate a small portion (2%) of their revenue.
Refused to protect performers from being replaced by AI.
Refused to increase SAG-AFTRA members’ wages to keep up with inflation.
Refused to share a small portion (2%) of their revenue.
On Twitter (X), SAG-AFTRA wrote a statement: “It is with profound disappointment that we report the industry CEOs have walked away from the bargaining table after refusing to counter our latest offer. We have negotiated with them in good faith, despite the fact that last week they presented an offer that was, shockingly, worth less than they proposed before the strike began. These companies refuse to protect performers from being replaced by AI; they refuse to increase your wages to keep up with inflation; and they refuse to share a tiny portion of the immense revenue your work generates for them.”
“We have made big, meaningful counters on our end, including completely transforming our revenue share proposal, which would cost the companies less than 57¢ per subscriber each year. They have rejected our proposals and refused to counter. Instead, they use bullying tactics. Just tonight, they intentionally misrepresented to the press the cost of the above proposal, overstating it by 60%. They have done the same with A.I., claiming to protect performer consent but continuing to demand “consent” on the first day of employment for use of a performer’s digital replica for an entire cinematic universe (or any franchise project).”
“The companies are using the same failed strategy they tried to inflict on the WGA—putting out misleading information in an attempt to fool our members into abandoning our solidarity and putting pressure on our negotiators. But, just like the writers, our members are smarter than that and will not be fooled. We feel the pain these companies have inflicted on our members, our strike captains, IATSE, Teamsters and Basic Crafts union members, and everyone in this industry. We have sacrificed too much to capitulate to their stonewalling and greed. We stand united and ready to negotiate today, tomorrow, and every day.”
“Our resolve is unwavering. Join us on picket lines and at solidarity events around the country and let your voices be heard. One day longer. One day stronger. As long as it takes. – Your TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee.”
Major Studios, Including Netflix and Disney, Reject SAG-AFTRA’s Modest Streaming Revenue Share Proposal
According to Deadline, SAG-AFTRA’s streaming revenue share proposal, which would cost the companies less than 57 cents per subscriber each year, has been flatly rejected by major studios including Netflix, Warner Bros. Discovery, Universal Pictures, and Disney.
These studios have recently raised or are considering raising their subscription fees.
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