Why Actors Are Striking For The First Time In 40 Years


Hollywood actors have joined writers on strike and shut down the TV and film industry.

Streaming has broken the industry. Successful actors are working second jobs. Some received $0 in residuals from Netflix shows with millions of viewers. And many have no health insurance. That’s why SAG-AFTRA actors have joined writers on strike for the first time since 1960.

They’re shutting Hollywood down.

Actors are striking for increased minimums for the lowest paid members, protection from replacement/duplication by AI, and streaming residuals that match television residuals.

Hollywood CEOs like Disney’s Bob Iger have called writers’ and actors’ demands “unrealistic”, despite the fact that executives rake in millions of dollars every year while many performers have to take on second jobs to pay their rent.

The strike will bring Hollywood to a screeching halt, shutting down whatever film and TV projects weren’t already stopped by the writers’ strike. 

WGA and SAG-AFTRA members have huge leverage together. They’re using their power to save their livelihoods and the industry.

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