The recent Hollywood strikes have ended. Find out when your beloved celebrities and TV programs will make their comeback.

Actors returning after four months of striking: Have you missed seeing your favorite actors in action?

The agreement made on Wednesday between actors on strike, studios, and streaming services will not immediately result in a return to full-scale filming. This process will likely take several months.

The proposed deal, which both parties claim contains exceptional terms, signifies an end to the extended period of labor discord in the film and television sectors. In the near future, numerous employees in the entertainment industry may resume their duties. Additionally, well-known franchises such as “Deadpool,” “Abbott Elementary,” and “The Last of Us” will be one step closer to being back on screens.

Hollywood is known for its inclination towards happy endings. The agreement reached between the actors may result in one, but there is still a possibility of future strikes in the coming months.

Here are some of the things that will occur in the future:

The actors union is promising celebratory rallies as picket lines have been put on hold.

Before the deal is finalized, there are several steps that must be taken. The national board of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists will review and potentially approve the agreement on Friday. Once approved, the specifics of the agreement will be disclosed and the guild’s entire membership will vote on it.

However, the screenwriters on strike, who began picketing on May 2nd, were able to reach a deal in September. Despite not having full ratification of the contract in place, their guild allowed them to resume writing work.

Although the votes may have jeopardized the deal, the union’s negotiating committee unanimously agreed to the deal and canceled the picketing.

The specific details of the agreement will not be disclosed until later this week, however, a few key points are already known.

The agreement, according to the union, is valued at over $1 billion and they have successfully negotiated a deal with extensive coverage. This includes raises in compensation, safeguards for consent regarding the use of artificial intelligence and actors’ appearances, and a new bonus for participation in streaming services.

The branch of the studios responsible for negotiating also states that the agreement contains significant stipulations. On Wednesday, the Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers announced that the “tentative agreement symbolizes a shift in approach.”

The statement stated that the companies have agreed to the most significant contract improvements in the history of SAG-AFTRA. This includes the largest minimum wage increase in the past four decades, a new residual payment for streaming programs, strong protections for the use of artificial intelligence, and notable increases in contract items overall.

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, the executive director and lead negotiator for SAG-AFTRA, stated to The Associated Press that the strike was justified due to the progress that was achieved.

Crabtree-Ireland expressed in an interview with the AP that the agreement is something our members can take pride in. He personally takes great pride in it.

The work stoppage halted production of “Deadpool 3” starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, as well as the sequel to Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator.” These are expected to be the first movies to resume filming.

The end of the writers strike enabled script development to continue on television series such as “Abbott Elementary,” “The White Lotus,” and “Yellowjackets.” This advantage could potentially assist these productions in returning to the airwaves sooner once their actors are given the go-ahead to resume work.

TV shows have a faster pace than movies, as movies have to go through a long editing and promotion process after filming is completed.

In the past few weeks, there have been several announcements of postponed shows and movies. The last episodes of “Yellowstone” featuring Kevin Costner will not be shown until November of next year, and the release of the next installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has also been pushed back.

Several actors will once again be discussing their work, and there will also be high-profile premieres featuring their stars.

Movies like “Killers of the Flower Moon” and this week’s big release, “The Marvels,” have been without their stars to promote the film. Strike rules forbid actors from promoting work done for the major studios, which kept Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson and many other actors from doing interviews.

The strike has prevented numerous actors, such as Lily Gladstone from “Killers of the Flower Moon,” from experiencing major celebratory events. (For additional instances of performances that were not recognized due to the strike, refer to this list.)

Certain productions have received special permission, like the upcoming racing film “Ferrari” directed by Michael Mann. This granted actors Adam Driver and Patrick Dempsey the ability to participate in the Venice Film Festival, as well as for Dempsey to give an interview with People magazine when he was crowned their Sexiest Man Alive.

However, as the entertainment industry gears up for its awards season, anticipate an increase in stunning red carpet images and celebrity interviews.

It is certainly back on and it will have a supercharger.

The impact of the double strike caused the Emmy Awards to be rescheduled from September to January. This will align it with other major award shows such as the Grammys, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Oscars, which are typically held during the traditional awards season in Hollywood. These shows will now take place between January 15 and March 10.

The upcoming Emmys and SAG Awards, both of which will be streamed on Netflix, were at risk due to the approaching 2024 strike.

The Golden Globe Awards are currently in a state of uncertainty as they attempt to revamp their image following years of controversy. However, they have yet to secure a U.S. broadcast partner.

There is a potential for yet another strike involving actors, specifically those who perform in video games. While discussions for a new contract are currently taking place, there is a chance that a strike may occur as it has been approved by the performers.

Those in the video game industry, including voice and stunt actors, have also voiced their worries regarding the implementation of artificial intelligence.

In 2024, film studios will be in discussions with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the labor union representing set workers. These members play a vital role in production, from constructing sets to handling lighting and special effects. Due to the halt in filming, they have faced significant challenges and have shown their solidarity by joining the picket lines in support of writers and actors.

The ongoing strikes involving actors and writers have been heavily influenced by the impact of streaming on the entertainment industry, which could also play a significant role in the negotiations for set workers.

Other areas of the field have taken steps towards organizing into labor unions during the recent string of strikes. Workers in the reality television industry are advocating for unionization, and visual effects artists employed on Marvel films have opted to join IATSE.


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