As word spread of contract talks resuming between the striking Writers Guild and the AMPTP, striking SAG-AFTRA members continued with their pickets on Friday morning outside film and television studio addresses in New York City.
Near Union Square in Manhattan, about four dozen marchers formed a picket line that floated between Netflix and neighboring Warner Bros.
Discovery offices. Naomi Watts, F. Murray Abraham, Billions’ Samantha Mathis, Ned and Stacey’s Nadia Dajani, Law & Order: Criminal Intent’s Kathryn Erbe and a handful of cast and crew from the CBS series Ghosts including Richie Moriarty, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragosa and episodes director Kimmy Gatewood were among the union members lending their voices. (WATCH) Naomi Watts spotted among demonstrators at the Netflix SAG-AFTRA picket today in New York City pic.twitter.com/yQiRZddglc There were solidarity chants, sing-a-longs and, at one point, a taunting cry from 1979’s The Warriors — “Warriors, come out to pla-ay!” — repurposed as “Netflix, come to the ta-able!” While the WGA and the AMPTP are scheduling talks for next week, SAG-AFTRA and the studios have not restarted talks since actors joined the writers on strike in July.
Mathis, who is on the union’s national board and negotiating committee, told Deadline, “I’m here in solidarity with my union.Read more on deadline.com