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Actors and Writers on Strike – from Prerecorded Television Shows to Infinite Streaming

Commentary and Analysis by Nancy Prager of Prager Law

As of July 15, 2023, the members of SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents actors, stunt people, voice over artists, and other screen talent, went on strike against the member companies of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (“AMPTP”). It is the first time since 1980 that the actors have gone on strike. More importantly it’s the first time since 1960 that the actors and writers are on strike at the same time. Like today, the writers went on strike first on January 16, 1960, with the actors joining them on March 7. Then the actors were led by Ronald Reagan, now they are led by Fran Drescher.


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