Panic in Hollywood. Film and television workers are preparing for a strike, which would delay many productions, including that of season 3 of The Mandalorian.
Season 3 of The Mandalorian may well be delayed further. While production of the Boba Fett spin-off and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor have already overtaken the new episodes of The Mandalorian, the latter may not be boxed anytime soon.
The cause ? A strike planned by the IATSE union (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees), which represents more than 150,000 technicians, artisans and workers in the film and television industry in the United States and Canada.
IATSE President Matthew Loeb announced that union members would start a nationwide strike against the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents more than 350 U.S. television production companies, on Monday, October 18. , if no agreement was reached:
“However, the pace of the negotiations does not reflect any sense of urgency”Mr Loeb said in a statement. “Without an end date, we could go on talking forever. Our members deserve their basic needs met now.”
The union is fighting to negotiate with producers the best conditions on rest, meal breaks but also on wages. The majority of union members are following the movement, which would impact many productions, including some at Lucasfilm, which include a shutdown of at least 90 days, according to some sources.
On Twitter, the IATSE reaffirmed its willingness to fight for its members: “We hope for a deal but we are preparing for a strike. Don’t let the build-up or our preparations make us forget what we are fighting for – a fair and decent contract. That being said, if the studios are to fight, they shouldn’t. not tempt the devil. “
The discussions and negotiations this weekend will therefore be crucial for the future of certain productions, including season 3 of The Mandalorian, which should not be broadcast before 2022.
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