Talks between SAG-AFTRA and studios have resumed on Wednesday, following the union’s 10-hour-long deliberation. SAG-AFTRA made the official announcement on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“Following a meeting Monday night with the AMPTP, the TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee spent 10 hours deliberating today. We will continue on Wednesday,” wrote the Union. “We appreciate your patience and support while we finish our work.”
The AMPTP made its last proposal towards the union Monday night, and while it’s considered to be the best out of all of its previous proposals, the discussion stalled over SAG-AFTRA’s concerns over the proposals’ stances on AI within the industry.
Now that talks have resumed, many are hopeful that the nearly four-month-long strike will soon meet its end.
Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav gave his thoughts on the resumed discussions in a conference call on Wednesday, maintaining the strength of the AMPTP’s final offer.
“We are hopeful we will reach a resolution to the SAG-AFTRA strike soon. We made a last and final offer, which met virtually all of the union’s goals and includes the highest wage increase in 40 years and believe it provides for a positive outcome for all involved,” said Zaslav. “We recognize that we need our creative partners to feel valued and rewarded and look forward to both sides getting back to the business of telling great stories.”
Likewise, Endeavor CEO hopes Ari Emanuel hopes that the strike ends soon. In an interview with reporters, he estimates that the strike could end in a matter of days.