Originally aired on October
In this episode, What’s Trending discusses the recent halt in negotiations between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). The AMPTP stated that the gap between the two parties is too wide, while the SAG-AFTRA expressed disappointment in the CEOs’ refusal to counter their latest offer. Key issues include wage increases, protection against AI replacing performers, and revenue share proposals.
AMPTP halts negotiations with SAG-AFTRA
- AMPTP announces a halt in negotiations, citing a significant gap between the two parties.
- The producers criticize SAG-AFTRA for not accepting the terms accepted by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the Writers Guild of America (WGA).
AMPTP refuses wage increase and AI protection
- The AMPTP has refused to increase wages for SAG-AFTRA members to keep up with inflation.
- There is a concern over the lack of protection against artificial intelligence (AI) replacing performers, with Disney facing criticism for this issue.
SAG-AFTRA’s disappointment and counteroffers
- SAG-AFTRA expresses profound disappointment in the industry CEOs walking away from the bargaining table.
- The union claims to have made substantial counteroffers, including transforming their revenue share proposal, costing companies less than 57 cents per subscriber yearly.
Wide gap between AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA
- The key issue between the two parties is the significant gap in their negotiations.
- The AMPTP suggests that meaningful conversations have not been productive in bridging this gap.
Concerns over wage stagnation and AI impact
- The refusal to increase wages for SAG-AFTRA members raises concerns about stagnation in performers’ earnings.
- The potential impact of AI on replacing performers in the industry is seen as a significant concern.