The hopes that a three-month strike by performers would come to an end soon has been dashed, as talks has broken off between Hollywood actors and studios late Wednesday.
The studios announced the suspension of contract negotiations, saying that the gap between the two sides was too much to continue, even when there was an offer as good as the one that recently ended the writers strike.
The actors union condemned their opponents’ “bullying tactics” and said they were wildly mischaracterizing their offers.
On Oct. 2, for the first time since the strike began July 14, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, resumed negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents studios, streaming services and production companies in strike talks.
It would be recalled that when negotiations resumed with writers last month, their strike ended five days later, unlike the lack of progress made with the actors union.