SAG-AFTRA and Netflix have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract to replace the new deal they signed in 2019.
The performers’ union announced the tentative agreement – which will now be forwarded to the union’s National Council and then members for approval – on Tuesday. The next National Council will meet and discuss the agreement on August 8. There are no other details about the treaty at this time. The Hollywood Reporter Have reached out to Netflix for comment.
Earlier this summer, the SAG-AFTRA-Netflix deal was extended until Sunday, July 31.
Netflix’s original 2019 deal separates streamers from contracts the major studios negotiate under the umbrella of the Alliance of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP) negotiating body with SAG- AFTRA. The stream-only deal included live-action scripted production, combined voice acting and recorded performance, and was called “groundbreaking” by then-union president Gabrielle Carteris. This contract marks the first time Netflix has signed a live SAG-AFTRA contract to work with its union performers.
Netflix’s negotiations with SAG-AFTRA began before a series of major entertainment alliance deals were reviewed. The Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and SAG-AFTRA will all soon be negotiating legacy agreements, currently set to expire next year, for fundamental film and television treaties. version with AMPTP.