A Look Back At Actors Who Hit The Streets During 118-Day Strike – Deadline

A Look Back At Actors Who Hit The Streets During 118-Day Strike – Deadline

After 118 days, SAG-AFTRA and the studios have reached a tentative deal bringing an end to the strike.

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Picketing began on July 14 with the actors’ union striking outside the studios and networks in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Comic-Con International: San Diego.

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This marked the first strike for actors in the film and television industry since 1980 and the first simultaneous strike of actors and the writers unions since 1960.

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After a 146-day strike, the WGA reached an agreement with AMPTP on a new three-year contract, bringing an end to that strike. The joint statement was announced on September 24 to end the standoff that started on May 2 and exceeded the 100-day run of the 2007-08 writers strike.

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The WGA endured a 153-day strike that started on January 17, 1960, with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) joining the picket line on March 7, 1960. The SAG strike lasted for 43 days and concluded on April 18, 1960.

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The writers strike persisted until June 12, 1960, leading to significant gains for the writers that included the first residuals for theatrical motion pictures, paying 1.2% of the license fee when features were licensed to television; an independent pension plan; and a 4% residual for television reruns, domestic and foreign. The groundbreaking contract also established an independent pension fund and participation in an industry health insurance plan.

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SAG theatrical strike settlement resulted in residuals only for films commencing after January 31, 1960, but producers’ lump payment of $2.65 million created the Guild’s first Pension and Welfare Plan.

Scroll through the photos below and take a look back at the creative forces of the industry who took on the industry titans.