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Fran Drescher, president of SAG-AFTRA, on September 13
SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher is preparing to resume negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers next week.
Talks between the actors union and studio officials resume Monday, two and a half months after the guild’s more than 160,000 members went on strike and a week after the Writers Guild of America and the AMPTP reached a tentative contract agreement.
“We’re glad the WGA reached an agreement, but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution,” Drescher told CNN on Thursday. “We look forward to resuming discussions with the AMPTP.”
According to the union, SAG-AFTRA negotiators will meet with several executives from AMPTP member companies to work out new television and theater contracts.
SAG-AFTRA and the WGA have both sought contract changes related to streaming residuals and artificial intelligence. Actors are also calling for better relocation costs for actors working abroad and limited long breaks between television seasons to give actors more stability during their contract.
The WGA has voted to allow its members to return to work after reaching a tentative agreement this week.
SAG-AFTRA has been on strike since July 14th.