In California, more than 5,000 actors went on strike

More than 5 thousand members of the American Federation of Television and Film Actors (SAG-AFTRA) went on strike at Universal Studios in the state of California.

More than 5,000 people have responded to SAG-AFTRA’s call to go on strike outside Universal Studios in California, despite the high temperatures and unsafe and hostile conditions created by NBCUniversal. SAG-AFTRA members were joined by representatives of the Writers Guild of America screenwriters union.

Strike SAG-AFTRA, representing the interests of about 160 thousand actors, began July 14 and actually stopped all production in the U.S. film industry. Actors demand an increase in wages and compensation for overtime, as well as limiting the use of artificial intelligence in film production. Earlier, due to the strike of actors and screenwriters was postponed to January 15, 2024 the ceremony of awarding the Emmy television award, which was to be held for the 75th time on September 18.

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