Two sparring actors unions have put aside their differences — for now.
Actors’ Equity Assn. (AEA) agreed to a deal with SAG-AFTRA that would allow the New York-based union to organize the workers on theatrical productions that are filmed, the groups announced Thursday.
The two unions had been engaged in a public feud over who had jurisdiction over filmed live events during the pandemic. While SAG-AFTRA believed any filmed content was within its purview for organizing, Actors’ Equity argued that the larger union was making it harder for its members to work and access benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.