The complete complement of studio leaders from the main studios and the streamers attended Saturday’s bargaining session with SAG-AFTRA, The Hollywood Reporter has realized.
The 2 events convened on Saturday on Zoom after the studios made their newest supply to high negotiators for the union on Friday night time. Studio heads together with Disney’s Bob Iger, NBCUniversal’s Donna Langley, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos and Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Zaslav attended earlier negotiations periods with SAG-AFTRA this yr, in addition to with the Writers Guild of America earlier than that union made its deal in late September — however Saturday’s group was extra quite a few.
Prime execs from Paramount, Sony, Apple and Amazon have been even be in attendance, which means that all the main legacy Hollywood studios are represented alongside the three tech giants with main movie and TV ambitions.
The Hollywood Reporter reached out to the AMPTP for remark.
It’s a severe signal because the SAG-AFTRA strike hits its 114th day. As of Saturday, sources gave differing solutions as to when a deal may be accomplished, with some extra optimistic than others that negotiations may wrap up rapidly at this juncture. The SAG-AFTRA negotiating committee met Saturday morning to organize for the day’s bargaining session.
The 2 events have been again on the bargaining desk and assembly repeatedly since Oct. 24. Iger, Langley, Sarandos and Zaslav have been current for a few of these conferences, however just lately AMPTP president Carol Lombardini has been main the conversations on behalf of the studios.
Somewhat over every week in the past, high executives from the bigger contingent firms met with SAG-AFTRA chief negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Eire and union president Fran Drescher to, amongst different issues, lay out the stakes concerning their TV and movie manufacturing schedules and the way they’re reaching a tipping level, together with the 2024 summer season film calendar.
Folks on that decision, along with the 4 common executives who’ve been current in earlier negotiating periods, included Sony Footage chairperson Tony Vinciquerra, Paramount CEO Brian Robbins and Amazon Studios’ Mike Hopkins and Jennifer Salke.
Kim Masters contributed to this report.