The SAG-AFTRA national board approved its new contract with the major studios with an 86% approval vote, sending it to membership for ratification.
The official approval was announced by the guild at a press conference Friday afternoon, which finally got started at around 3:20 p.m. after an 80-minute delay. SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher, national executive director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland and members of the union’s contract negotiating committee were present at union headquarters to announce the terms. The full details of the contract will be distributed on Monday.
“This victory is everyone’s victory,” said Crabtree-Ireland at the start of the conference.
The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which bargains on behalf of the studios, said it, too, was “pleased” by the board vote.