SAG-AFTRA Reaches Tentative TV Animation Deal

Deal comes two months after guild members nearly unanimously approved a strike


SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have reached a tentative deal for voice actors working in TV animation, the two organizations announced in a joint statement on Wednesday.

The agreement was made two months after SAG-AFTRA members voted nearly unanimously to approve a strike after the previous agreement expired in June 2017. The main contention points between the two groups were pay scale wages and residuals for TV shows made for streaming services like Netflix and Amazon.

The new deal is subject to ratification and will continue through June 30, 2020. The deal comes as more animated shows have been greenlit and renewed on streaming services, including the Netflix series “BoJack Horseman” and “Disenchantment.” Disney is also expected to have original animation content on its upcoming streaming service when it launches next year.

The deal also completes this cycle of AMPTP’s deals with the Hollywood guilds. The producer association also made deals with WGA, IATSE, and the rest of SAG-AFTRA in the past 16 months.