SAG-AFTRA has struck interim agreements with three AMC collection — two spinoffs within the Strolling Lifeless franchise and Interview With the Vampire — to renew manufacturing.
The three exhibits are the highest-profile TV initiatives to this point to land interim agreements throughout SAG-AFTRA’s strike towards the Alliance of Movement Image and Tv Producers, which is in its seventh week. The actors union has reached interim agreements with a number of hundred productions, most of them unbiased of the main studios and streamers, because the strike started in mid-July.
AMC Networks, whose AMC Studios produces all three exhibits, will not be an AMPTP member however is an “approved” by the alliance, that means AMC agrees to abide by any contracts between the AMPTP and trade unions. The agreements — for The Strolling Lifeless: Daryl Dixon, The Strolling Lifeless: The Ones Who Dwell (which can function the returns of Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira to the franchise) and Interview With the Vampire — are just for these three productions and doesn’t embody every other AMC present.
Daryl Dixon filmed a few of its second season in France within the spring and early summer time earlier than a deliberate hiatus that coincided with the beginning of the SAG-AFTRA strike. It is going to be resume manufacturing, as will Interview With the Vampire likewise, which can decide up filming season two in Prague after shutting down when the strike started.
The Ones Who Dwell, which can reintroduce Rick Grimes (Lincoln) and Michonne (Gurira) after each left the flagship collection a number of years in the past, completed filming earlier than the strike, however the interim settlement will permit the solid to do some postproduction work like extra dialogue recording.
SAG-AFTRA’s interim agreements have generated some controversy, with just a few union members saying they go towards the spirit of the strike. Productions that signal the agreements conform to phrases which are in keeping with the union’s most up-to-date contract proposal earlier than the strike started, which incorporates an 11 % bump in minimal wages and income sharing for streaming initiatives.
On Aug. 14, SAG-AFTRA modified the agreements, saying it received’t supply them to productions coated by a Writers Guild of America contract which are produced in america.
Among the many different TV initiatives which have struck interim agreements are biblical drama The Chosen, docuseries Past Perception: Reality or Fiction and Tehran from Apple TV+.
All three AMC collection are slated to air in 2024. AMC Networks CEO Kristin Dolan mentioned on the corporate’s quarterly earnings name that AMC and its sister networks have sufficient programming stocked to hold properly into subsequent 12 months earlier than the pipeline dries up.
Aug. 31, 12:48 p.m. An earlier model of this story incorrectly said AMC Networks’ relationship to the AMPTP.