After 100 days on strike and nearly two weeks after talks stalled and negotiations were suspended, representatives from SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP (represented by a number of studio heads) will reunite on Tuesday, Oct. 24 to resume talks in hopes of hashing out a new three-year Minimum Basic Agreement.
“SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP will meet for bargaining on Tuesday, October 24 at SAG-AFTRA Plaza. Several executives from AMPTP member companies will be in attendance,” read the statement sent out by both groups to their respective members.
The CEOS thought to be returning for the latest round of negotiations, include Disney’s Bob Iger, Warner Bros Discovery’s David Zaslav, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, and NBCUniversal’s Donna Langley.
There is no inside word of what led to the two groups returning to the negotiation table after things were broken off quite suddenly two weeks back, but at this point, everyone in the industry must be hoping to return to work before the annual holiday shutdown, since so much production time was lost over the last few months, even as the WGAs East and West were able to work out and ratify their own deals two weeks back.
🧵Dear Fellow #SagAftraMembers:
As we mark the 100th day of our strike, we are pleased to confirm the company executives have asked us to return to the table. Official Negotiations will resume on Tuesday, October 24th. (1/5) pic.twitter.com/m5llCsTqxq
— SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra) October 21, 2023