Hollywood actors' strike 'could impact Christmas television and push back film releases in 2024 by an entire year'

It has been claimed that next year's film release could be pushed back to 2025 due to the ongoing strike by Hollywood actors.

The three-month SAG-AFTRA strike continues after talks between actors and studios broke down last week after recently reaching an agreement following the writers' strike.

And now it has been claimed that both 2023 Christmas TV and 2024 movie releases could be affected due to ongoing strike action causing projects to be halted.

Entertainment reporter Stephanie Ealy spoke about the actors' strike during an appearance on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday, where she talked about possible delays.

He said the 2023/24 TV season would not be 'saved' due to the breakdown in talks and added that Hollywood's 2023 Christmas schedule could be affected by the action.

Delay: It has been claimed that the release of next year's films could be pushed back to 2025 due to the ongoing Hollywood actors' strike (Jessica Chastain is pictured at the picket site in New York)

Delay: It has been claimed that the release of next year's films could be pushed back to 2025 due to the ongoing Hollywood actors' strike (Jessica Chastain is pictured at the picket site in New York)

Stefani also claimed that the 2024 film release could be pushed back to 2025 due to projects being put on hold due to the strikes that began in July.

When asked if Christmas television would be affected, he said: 'Probably yes! There was hope that if they brought the actors back from strike by the end of this month we might be able to save the 2023/2024 television season as well as some upcoming film releases.

'But now with the studio walking away from negotiations, it looks like we may not be able to salvage any television seasons and the 2024 release may be pushed to 2025.'

He also claimed that SAG-AFTRA actors are 'concerned' that they are not seeing many of the big names in Hollywood 'fighting as forcefully for the strike as the big-name showrunners on the writers' side did.' '

Actors who have been seen protesting in recent days include Jessica Chastain, Jack Black, Jennifer Coolidge and Edward James Olmos, among others.

Drew Barrymore recently faced criticism for announcing the return of her show before the writers' strike ended, only to quickly reverse the decision after her writers refused to return.

Last week, talks between Hollywood actors and studios broke down, dashing hopes that the artists' three-month strike would end soon.

Studio bosses moved on the grounds that the $800 million more per year SAG-AFTRA proposal would mean 'the difference is too big'.

Disruption: It has been claimed that both Christmas TV and 2024 movie releases could be affected by ongoing strike action (Jack Black is pictured on the picket lines)

Disruption: It has been claimed that both Christmas TV and 2024 movie releases could be affected by ongoing strike action (Jack Black is pictured on the picket lines)

Disruption: It has been claimed that both Christmas TV and 2024 movie releases could be affected by ongoing strike action (Jack Black is pictured on the picket lines)

Ongoing: The three-month SAG-AFTRA strike continues after talks between actors and studios broke down after reaching an agreement following last week's writers' strike.

Ongoing: The three-month SAG-AFTRA strike continues after talks between actors and studios broke down after reaching an agreement following last week's writers' strike.

Ongoing: The three-month SAG-AFTRA strike continues after talks between actors and studios broke down after reaching an agreement following last week's writers' strike.

Support: Jennifer Coolidge is seen picketing the SAG-AFTRA strike at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California

Support: Jennifer Coolidge is seen picketing the SAG-AFTRA strike at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California

Support: Jennifer Coolidge is seen picketing the SAG-AFTRA strike at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California

The strikes began on July 14, with the actors highlighting a range of issues including wages and the use of artificial intelligence at the center of the negotiations.

The studio announced that they had suspended contract negotiations after making a good offer, which recently ended the writers' strike that had been going on since May.

The actors' union condemned the 'bullying tactics' of its opponents and said they were grossly misrepresenting its proposals.

On October 2, for the first time since the strike began on July 14, SAG-AFTRA resumed negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents studios, streaming services and production companies in strike negotiations. Is.

When talks resumed with the writers last month, their strike ended after five days, but similar progress was not made with the actors' union.

The studio walked away from talks last Wednesday after seeing the actors' recent proposal.

“It is clear that the differences between AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA are too great, and the conversation is no longer moving us in a productive direction,” AMPTP said in a statement.

The statement said the SAG-AFTRA proposal would cost companies an additional $800 million per year and create an 'unsustainable economic burden.'

But in a letter sent to members Thursday morning, SAG-AFTRA said the figure was overestimated by 60 percent, adding that its negotiators were “deeply disappointed” that the studio had broken off negotiations.

'We have negotiated with them in good faith,' the letter reads, 'despite the fact that last week they submitted an offer that, surprisingly, was lower in value than the one they had proposed before the strike began. Was.'

The actors are on strike over a range of issues, including an increase in pay for streaming programming and control over the use of their images generated by AI.

AMPTP insisted that its offers were as generous as the deals that ended the writers' strike and brought about a new contract for the Directors Guild earlier this year.

But the union letter to the actors says companies refuse to protect actors from being replaced by AI, they refuse to raise your wages to keep up with inflation, and they refuse to raise the huge profits your work generates. Refuse to share a small portion of the revenue. ,

From the beginning, the actors' interactions had nothing like the pace that inspired the night and weekend marathon sessions in the writers' strike that ended the work stoppage.

Criticism: Drew Barrymore faced criticism for announcing the return of her show before the writers' strike ended, and her writers refused to return, before immediately reversing the decision.

Criticism: Drew Barrymore faced criticism for announcing the return of her show before the writers' strike ended, and her writers refused to return, before immediately reversing the decision.

Criticism: Drew Barrymore faced criticism for announcing the return of her show before the writers' strike ended, and her writers refused to return, before immediately reversing the decision.

Strike Line: WGA members were seen picketing outside Barrymore's New York studio on September 12 after Drew took steps to restart the talk show amid the strike.

Strike Line: WGA members were seen picketing outside Barrymore's New York studio on September 12 after Drew took steps to restart the talk show amid the strike.

Strike Line: WGA members were seen picketing outside Barrymore's New York studio on September 12 after Drew took steps to restart the talk show amid the strike.

Action: The actors' strike began on July 14, with actors highlighting a range of issues including pay and the use of AI at the center of negotiations.

Action: The actors' strike began on July 14, with actors highlighting a range of issues including pay and the use of AI at the center of negotiations.

Action: The actors' strike began on July 14, with actors highlighting a range of issues including pay and the use of AI at the center of negotiations.

Actors and studios took several days off after the restart, and there were no reports of meaningful progress despite direct involvement from studio heads including Disney and Netflix.

But the negotiations also had the authors' own false starts, with an initial attempt to restart lasting only a few days a month before ultimately successful negotiations.

Writers Guild of America (WGA) members voted almost unanimously on Monday to ratify their new contract.

Their leaders touted their agreement as achieving everything they had wanted when they went on strike nearly five months ago.

He announced an end to his strike and sent the writers back to work on 26 September.

Late-night talk shows began airing within a week, and other shows, including Saturday Night Live, would soon follow.

But with no actors, production of scripted shows and films will be halted indefinitely.

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