“Actors’ Strike and Halloween. Barbie and Wednesday Addams Costumes Forbidden

The actors‘ strike has been ongoing for nearly 100 days, and there’s no indication that it will be resolved before Halloween. In light of this, SAG-AFTRA has issued a statement explaining which costumes are allowed and which are prohibited.

“We will not promote the content of our employers.”

The message from SAG-AFTRA is clear. Any costume that can be associated with films or series produced by the studios involved in the collective dispute with the actors is forbidden.

Therefore, union members should not be seen in Barbie, Wednesday Addams, or comic book superhero costumes. SAG-AFTRA recommends costumes that relate more to concepts (ghosts, zombies, mummies) rather than specific characters. Costumes representing characters not affiliated with major studios or animated characters are also acceptable.

George Clooney and other major movie stars had an idea to end the strike.

After negotiations suddenly broke down between actors and the studios on Saturday, George Clooney, in collaboration with other major film stars, prepared a proposal that could help end the strike.

Clooney’s proposal involved having an additional $150 million reach SAG-AFTRA from the pockets of major movie stars, which could be used to support the union’s regular members. This way, it would be possible to reduce the demands on the studios.

Unfortunately, SAG-AFTRA executives had to decline with great regret. Clooney’s proposal doesn’t have any legal implications because federal laws limit the actors’ union, clearly stating that health and retirement contributions must come from the employers.

Fran Drescher, the head of SAG-AFTRA, wholeheartedly thanked Clooney and other stars for their show of solidarity with the striking actors.

One of the main reasons the strike hasn’t ended is SAG-AFTRA’s proposal for studios to establish a workers’ streaming fund. The fee would be 57 cents per user of a streaming platform from a specific studio. The funds collected would be paid out as contributions to actors who appeared in films and series available on those platforms.

Both sides are also unable to agree on the rules for creating and using digital copies of artists for artificial intelligence purposes.

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