//SAG-AFTRA is further restricting what projects can move forward during the strike

SAG-AFTRA is further restricting what projects can move forward during the strike

Over 200 interim contracts have been granted by SAG-AFTRA since the strike began last month. | Illustration by William Joel / The Verge

In an act of solidarity with the Writers Guild of America (WGA), the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) will no longer grant permission to independent projects that fall under WGA contracts to continue production during the ongoing strike. On July 14th SAG-AFTRA announced via a statement on its website that going forward, WGA-covered projects will now be excluded from its Interim Agreement policy — which allows approved independent productions with no direct connection to the actors union to continue filming.

According to the statement, the decision was made following several meetings with the WGA alongside the “recommendation of our NED & chief negotiator” Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. “We have been advised by the WGA that this modification…

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