The IATSE and its members across Canada and the United States support the efforts of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists to secure a fair and equitable contract.

See attached a statement of support from International President Loeb:

In June, 2023, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, known as the SAF-AFTRA, received strike authorization from their membership as part of their ongoing contract negotiations with companies represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP - this group of companies includes such media giants as Paramount, Sony, Disney, CBS, FOX, NBC, Netflix, Apple TV+ and Amazon). As of July 14, an agreement had not been reached and the strike began.

This strike will not affect strictly Canadian productions, however, US productions in Canada that rely on SAG-AFTRA actors could potentially be affected. This may mean a pause on productions already in motion or a delayed start date for such productions. 

For more information about what the the actors are fighting for and how you can support them, please visit

IATSE Local 849

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