As tens of thousands of actors enter their fifth day of strike against the Hollywood studios, the two sides have shown no signs of returning to the bargaining table – and are even exchanging pointed messages that underline how far apart they are.

Late Monday night, leadership of SAG-AFTRA, the actors’ union, sent a 12-page memo to members outlining their demands and the studios’ counterproposals. They “remain far apart on the most critical issues that affect the very survival of our profession,” the memo said.

“We marched forward because they were deliberately dragging their feet,” it continued.

The Alliance of Film and Television Producers, the organization that bargains on behalf of the studios, responded with a note to the news media arguing that the union’s message “deliberately distorts” the offers it has made.

“A strike is not the result we wanted,” the alliance said. “For SAG-AFTRA to claim that we have not responded to the needs of its membership is disingenuous at best.”

Thousands of Hollywood actors went on strike on Friday after failing to reach a new contract with major studios, including legacy companies like Paramount, Universal and Disney, and tech giants like Netflix, Amazon and Apple.

The actors joined 11,500 screenwriters who went on strike 78 days ago, marking the first time both unions have walked out at the same time since 1960. The writers have not returned to negotiations with the studios since their negotiations collapsed in early May.

The SAG-AFTRA memo said the two sides remained far apart on several key issues, including compensation, guardrails against artificial intelligence and health care and pension costs.

The union’s leadership said they were asking for 11 percent wage increases in the first year of a new contract; the studios came back with an offer of 5 percent, they said.

When it comes to artificial intelligence, the union leaders said they argued for a number of provisions to protect them “when a ‘digital copy’ is made or our activity is changed by AI”

They said the studio alliance “failed to address many key concerns, leaving lead performers and background actors vulnerable to having most of their work replaced by digital copies.”

The studios said the union’s memo to its members “does not include the proposals offered verbally” during negotiations, and that its total package is worth more than $1 billion in pay raises, benefits improvements (a type of royalty) and health care contributions. .

Regarding artificial intelligence, the studios said they offered “a pioneering proposal that protects digital likenesses of performers, including a requirement for performer consent for the creation and use of digital copies or for digital alterations of a performance.”

Union leadership sent a chart laying out each proposal and the studios’ response. Over more than two dozen proposals, the studio’s response amounted to a one-word answer, according to the union: “Rejected.”

“So who makes the T-shirt that says ‘Rejected?’ the actress Senta Moses posted on Twitter.

“This is why we are on strike,” the union memo said. “The AMPTP thinks we will relent, but the will of our membership has never been stronger. We have the determination and unity necessary to defend our rights.”

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