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Hollywood actors reach tentative deal to end their strike

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Hollywood actors may soon be back to work. The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) have approved a tentative deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) — the trade association representing Hollywood studios — to end their strike.

“In a unanimous vote this afternoon, The SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Committee approved a tentative agreement with the AMPTP bringing an end to the 118 day strike,” SAG-AFTRA said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times. “The strike officially ends at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 9.”

The new deal will include higher minimum pay, improved residual payments for streamed shows, and “new rules for the use of artificial intelligence,” the L…

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