America’s powerful actors’ union announced today that it will officially go on strike from midnight local time (10am Friday Greek time), after talks with studios broke down, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, the actors’ union’s chief negotiator, announced today. SAG-AFTRA.

This decision is expected to completely paralyze Hollywood, where the production of films and series is already very slow due to the social movement of screenwriters.

“The SAG-AFTRA national board voted unanimously to strike against the studios and broadcasters,” said Crabtree-Ireland, who is also the national executive director of the union that represents 160,000 actors and other professionals on the big and small screen. .

He added that “we know that we have the solidarity of actors from all over the world”. This strike is to ensure that our members’ livelihoods are not taken away by artificial intelligence, he stressed.