Mandy Moore Joins Picket Lines to Support SAG-AFTRA Strike over Failed Contract Negotiations
In a show of solidarity, actress Mandy Moore has joined the picket lines in support of the ongoing strike led by SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists). The strike comes as a result of failed contract negotiations, with one of the main points of contention being streaming residual payments.
Taking to Instagram, Moore discussed the impact of the strike and acknowledged the negative effects it has had on various industries. She revealed that even as a successful actress, she has received “very tiny” streaming residual checks for her popular show “This Is Us”. This highlights the concern among performers about fair compensation for their work in the digital age.
Moore emphasized her gratitude for her success in the entertainment industry but also recognized the uncertainties that actors face. The current strike reflects the need for a new union contract that reflects the changes brought about by streaming platforms, which have rapidly transformed the entertainment landscape.
SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher has also emphasized the need for a new contract that addresses the challenges and opportunities created by streaming. One of the key issues is the lack of transparency from streaming platforms regarding viewership and ratings data. This lack of information makes it difficult for performers to negotiate fair compensation for their work.
The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is simultaneously engaged in a strike, with streaming residuals being a major concern for them as well. This showcases how crucial this issue is for both actors and writers in the industry.
Moore, like many others, hopes that a fair and updated contract can be reached soon, allowing performers to resume their work in the entertainment industry. The strike serves as a reminder that while the industry evolves, it is crucial to ensure that artists are fairly compensated for their contributions in the digital era.
As negotiations continue between SAG-AFTRA and industry representatives, the outcome of the strike will have significant implications for the future of streaming residuals and the entertainment industry as a whole.
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