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SAG-AFTRA Agrees Tentative Deal With Hollywood Studios To End 118-Day Strike

Finally, after such a long wait, the day has come when SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers (AMPTP) in a unanimous vote to end a months-long strike.

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Hollywood actors' strike that was going on for nearly four months has finally ended as Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) has reached a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV Producers (AMPTP) in a unanimous vote. 

Actors' union Sag-Aftra said the strike will officially end on Thursday at 12:01 am, as reported by CNN. More details would be released following a meeting on Friday. So, the union called off the strike from midnight (0800 GMT Thursday). 

"In a unanimous vote this afternoon, the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Committee approved a tentative agreement with the AMPTP bringing an end to the 118-day strike," the actors’ union said. 

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As per a report in BBC, AMPTP said it was happy to have reached the tentative agreement and "looks forward to the industry resuming the work of telling great stories". It also said the agreement gives Sag-Aftra "the biggest contract-on-contract gains in the history of the union".

On Wednesday night, SAG-AFTRA's president Fran Drescher shared a post on Instagram as she wrote, "We did it!!!! The Billion+ USD Deal! 3X the last contract! New ground was broke everywhere! Ty sag aftra members for hanging in and holding out for this historic deal!".

SAG-AFTRA represents some 160,000 members of the industry. In July, it voted to team up with the screenwriters under the Writers Guild of America (WGA) in the first joint strike after failing to reach a consensus for a new contract with the studios and streaming services. 

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