After a lengthy 118-day strike, SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP have finally reached an agreement, which is slated to be finalized when the tentative agreement is sent to the board on Nov. 10th. While the details of the deal are yet to be disclosed, it’s a major win/win for both SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP members. Once the agreement is signed off by the board, it is scheduled to be ratified by the union’s 160,000 members in order for it to come into full effect. The strike began in May after SAG-AFTRA members demanded better pay and working conditions in the movie and television industry. The strike has negatively affected production industries and millions of fans alike, so this agreement should come as a much-needed relief to all parties involved.
If things go as planned, production will resume in a very short amount of time. In fact, pre-production will commence immediately, including casting, which will get things up and running for some TV and film within a mere 2-3 weeks. However, for a returning series it would require 3-6 weeks of prep and pre-production, considering Thanksgiving’s arrival during the holiday season. Nevertheless, filming on the first broadcast shows can still initiate either at the end of November or at the start of December. Luckily, all nine Wolf Entertainment series (LAW & ORDER franchise, ONE CHICAGO franchise, FBI franchise) have already secured the earliest date of Nov. 27, just following the Thanksgiving weekend. This remarkable opportunity will permit established series to create 13 episodes, which is a perfect fit for the current broadcast period
As part of our commitment to ensure that things return back to normal, we will be closely monitoring production restarts on a daily basis. We understand how important it is to keep you informed, and that’s why we want to remind you that you can always find the most updated and accurate production and casting information on our Projects Now Casting page. There, you will find a wealth of valuable information that can help you stay ahead of the curve and up-to-date with the latest updates and developments. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time, and we look forward to working with you once again.
We will also be keeping you updated on the latest developments on SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes as we are continuously tracking down relevant information and news articles on the matter. We understand the importance of staying informed on the matter, which is why we have consolidated all the articles and resources on our SAG-AFTRA / WGA Strike Resources page. From here, you will have access to a wealth of information, including the latest news and updates, expert opinions, and insightful analysis. Whether you are a member of the SAG-AFTRA or WGA union, or simply an interested individual, you will appreciate the convenience and comprehensiveness of our Strike Resources page. So take advantage of this valuable resource, and be equipped with the knowledge you need to stay on top of this issue.
As we have already mentioned earlier, pre-production is indeed bound to make a comeback and take the industry by storm. To stay ahead of the curve, it is crucial for you to start taking proactive measures such as adding your projects to the Film Pages at Explore New Jersey, which is a one-of-a-kind platform that helps you stay informed about anything and everything related to the world of filmmaking. By leveraging this platform, you can be assured of staying up-to-date with the latest casting information, network with like-minded professionals, find new audition opportunities for your projects, gain insights into the latest production techniques, and much more. Therefore, we highly recommend that you make the most of this invaluable resource and start reaping the benefits today!