LOS ANGELES - In a joint statement issued today, SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced they will commence negotiations for successor agreements to the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical contracts on Monday, April 27, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state government stay-at-home orders, talks will be conducted via video teleconference.
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris will chair the union's negotiating committee and National Executive Director David White will serve as SAG-AFTRA's chief negotiator. The lead negotiator for the AMPTP will be President Carol Lombardini.
The parties also announced that the upcoming negotiations will be conducted under a formal media blackout. We have no further comment at this time.