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    Here's Which TV And Movies Will Be Impacted By The SAG-AFTRA Strike (Hint: A Lot Of Them)

    "We had no choice. We are the victims here. We are being victimized by a very greedy entity. I am shocked by the way the people that we have been in business with are treating us."

    It's happening. The Oppenheimer cast left the London premiere to "write their picket signs." As Christopher Nolan said, "[They left] for what we believe to be an imminent strike by SAG, joining one of my guilds, the Writers Guild, in the struggle for fair wages for working members of the unions, and we support them.”

    florence pugh at the premiere of Oppenheimer in a low-cut gown with a long train

    SAG-AFTRA then officially called for a strike, the first of its kind since 1980. So, here's what you need to know about what's happening:

    What is SAG-AFTRA?

    the cast of the office at the Screen Actors Guild Awards holding their trophies

    Why are they striking?

    sag-aftra supports wga sign on the picket line

    What have the studios said?

    "This is the Union's choice, not ours," the AMPTP said in a statement provided to NPR. "Rather than continuing to negotiate, SAG-AFTRA has put us on a course that will deepen the financial hardship for thousands who depend on the industry for their livelihoods." Disney CEO Bob Iger called SAG-AFTRA's demands "not realistic" and "disturbing."

    Wait, isn't there a writers strike?

    pete davidson with the writers at a picket line

    What will be affected?

    Basically, any union show that kept going during the WGA strike. Some shows that were paused due to the WGA strike included Stranger Things, Saturday Night Live, The Last of Us, and Yellowjackets. 

    Some shows did continue, including House of the Dragon, American Horror Story, and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power — but it appears they'll be unlikely to continue now. As such, it might take some months — or years — before the full impact of the dual strike is felt.

    Some movies that will likely cease production in the wake of the SAG-AFTRA strike include Wicked, Gladiator 2, Deadpool 3, and Beetlejuice 2. 

    This will also likely mean that the promotion of movies and TV shows will grind to a halt. Yup, no red carpets — including the Venice and Toronto film festivals — and no Emmy For Your Consideration campaigns. 

    Some have suggested that the WGA strike would lead to an increase in reality TV, but it's likely that plenty of hosts and judges are SAG-AFTRA members.

    How can I support?

    The best way to support the strikes is to join the picket line and, depending on what union you may be under, see what solidarity you can offer.