If the screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced a strike last week as part of the Writers Guild of America’s months-long effort to halt production work to negotiate better working conditions. productions continue. SAG-AFTRA on Tuesday evening released a list of 39 productions that have been approved to continue filming, including Faith series the chosen ones, about the life of Jesus Christ; David Lowery’s A24 movie Mother Mary, with Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel; and action comedy film bride difficult, crowned by Rebel Wilson.
Independently produced and financed movies and TV shows are allowed to continue production — as long as they aren’t affiliated with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), or Hollywood’s studios and streamers — by requesting an interim agreement, according to the strike notice.
“Members are allowed to work on these productions without violating the strike order,” said Tuesday’s listing on the SAG-AFTRA website.
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, the actors’ union’s national executive director and chief negotiator, says the interim agreement was made public on Friday and SAG-AFTRA received about 150 applications that day. However, an application does not automatically mean that an agreement is granted.
“It is reviewed by our contractors to determine if the company is truly independent from the AMPTP companies and does not have any video or streamer fingerprints on it,” says Crabtree-Ireland.
While the lead time for the agreement can take days, the time period fluctuates based on the number of applications received and the transparency of a production team, Crabtree-Ireland added.
Believe series The chosen one announced on social media on Sunday that the show could continue to shoot its fourth season, noting that the production agreed to the actors’ union requests and interim agreement. The shooting series from Texas and Utah resumed on Monday with about two more weeks of shooting to wrap up the fourth season. But it’s more complicated than that. Previous seasons have been sold to the CW, Netflix, Amazon, and Peacock, but those deals don’t apply to the show’s most recent season. New episodes are released for free on The chosen one web site and apps. Dallas Jenkins, the creator and director behind the series, said all of the cast members are SAG members, including star Jonathan Roumie, who plays the lead role, Jesus, and many have expressed their support on social media.
“These aren’t actors going against their union’s wishes, these are actors fulfilling their union’s wishes,” Jenkins says. Rolling stone.
Jazlyn Martin, who plays Jackie in the Peacock series Belair, joined the picket lines in front of the Warner Bros. Building on Monday in support of her fellow SAG actors. As for resuming indie productions, Martin said she sees no problem as long as it’s done in a fair manner.
“People still need to make art in this day and age, and I don’t think anyone should necessarily be stopped by a strike,” says Martin. “I would just say, let’s do it ethically and let them join the fight, too.”
Examples of activities that do not require a contract are commercials, interactive media (video games), audio books, podcasts, short films and student films. For Crabtree Ireland, the Interim Agreement is an example of the power to provide entertainers with fair work on the basis of contract proposals.
“It really helps to show in a very practical way that the studios’ claims that our proposals are unrealistic are just bogus. They are positional and not true,” he says. “Our members working with interim agreements are actually moving things forward, just in a different way.”
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