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Hollywood actors announce strike after negotiations fail

By Anne Branigin

13 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. Hollywood will effectively shut down today as TV and film actors join writers in a strike for the first time since 1960. That's after they failed to secure a new contract with major studios.

A historic double strike that will effectively shut down Hollywood was officially called and will begin Friday, after a union representing nearly all TV and film actors failed to secure a new contract with major studios.

The national board for the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) officially announced the strike at a 3 p.m. news conference on Thursday, after meeting and voting in favor of the labor action in the hours after the Wednesday deadline expired for a new agreement. Television and radio journalists, who are also SAG-AFTRA members, are not included in the strike

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