The union representing putting actors launched a doc late Monday detailing the standing of its negotiations with studios, indicating extensive gulfs between the 2 sides on key points akin to wage will increase and synthetic intelligence expertise, although additionally indicators of compromise in some areas earlier than talks collapsed on July 12.
The doc means that the Display Actors Guild-American Federation of Tv and Radio Artists was looking for an expansive slate of concessions from studios, akin to income sharing on streaming tasks and better compensation for dry-cleaning payments. “We’d like transformative contracts, but stay far aside on probably the most essential points that have an effect on the very survival of our career,” SAG-AFTRA mentioned in an announcement. “For this reason we’re on strike.”
However a spokesman for the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers, Scott Rowe, dismissed the doc as a “press launch” that “intentionally [distorts] the presents made by AMPTP,” together with last-minute proposals that studios provided actors in the course of the closing spherical of talks. “The deal that SAG-AFTRA walked away from on July 12 is value greater than $1 billion in wage will increase, pension & well being contributions and residual will increase and consists of first-of-their-kind protections over its three-year time period, together with expressly with respect to AI,” he mentioned.
The AMPTP, which represents main studios akin to Paramount, Warner Bros. Discovery, Amazon and Netflix within the negotiations, launched its personal model of SAG-AFTRA’s doc on Friday night, marked point-by-point with notes from the “producers’ perspective” that add “what SAG-AFTRA failed to say.” (Amazon founder Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Put up. The Put up’s interim CEO, Patty Stonesifer, sits on Amazon’s board.)
Right here’s the place SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP say they stood on main points simply earlier than talks broke down:
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