June 17, 2024

Actors on Picket Lines Express Optimism as SAG-AFTRA Negotiations Progress

It’s been a few years since Bill Adams has worked as an extra. At 85, he doesn’t get called as much as he used to.

But for the last three months, he has commuted to the picket lines from his home in Long Beach about once a week.

“I’m just tired of the multinational greed,” he said, on a break from walking outside the Overland gate at Sony Pictures Entertainment in Culver City on Friday. “That almost goes without saying. That’s what it comes down to.”

The SAG-AFTRA strike is now in its 85th day. The issues remain the same as they were on Day 1 — streaming residuals, the use of artificial intelligence, and increases in minimum rates to keep pace with inflation — among dozens of lesser known concerns.