The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) has declared a strike, signaling the beginning of one of the most significant Hollywood shutdowns in decades. Starting at midnight, approximately 160,000 performers will halt their work, joining the ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America since May 2.
The primary demands of SAG members include seeking a more equitable share of profits from streaming platforms and improved working conditions. Additionally, the unions are expressing concerns about the potential implications of artificial intelligence within the industry.
With both SAG and the Writers Guild of America united in their demands, the strike represents a powerful stand by the entertainment industry’s professionals, emphasizing their determination to address crucial issues affecting their livelihoods and the future of their craft.