SAG-AFTRA has issued a statement, actually a clarification, regarding the Halloween costume rules for striking actors, which has been hotly debated online. The Hollywood Reporter The strict sound guidelines were first published on Wednesday.
No, the guild doesn’t support its rules, saying that card-carrying actors should stick to general costume ideas (such as “ghost, zombie, or spider”) rather than specific characters that might inadvertently promote the studio’s content. (eg most movie pop culture).
Late Friday, the Guild sent the following explanation/clarification: “SAG-AFTRA issued Halloween guidance in response to questions from content creators and members about how to support the strike this holiday season. This is to help them avoid striking and is the latest in a series of guidelines we have provided. It does not apply to anyone’s children. We are on strike for important reasons, almost 100 days. Our top priority is getting the studios back to the negotiating table so we can get a fair deal for our members and finally get our industry working again.
The report follows some celebrities who mock such rules Ryan Reynolds tweeted, which specifically called out the children’s angle: “I look forward to my 8-year-old self screaming ‘Scape’ all night. She’s not in a union, but she has to learn.
Mandy Moore wrote on her Instagram stories: “Is this a joke? Come on @sagaftra. Is this important? We request you to negotiate in good faith on our behalf. Many people in every aspect of this industry have been making sacrifices for months. Go back to the table and get a fair deal so everyone can get back to work.
The SAG-AFTRA strike is approaching its 100th day after talks with studios broke down without a deal on Saturday.
Embedded below are the original scary restrictions on your private time with your friends and family. “We will use our collective power to send a loud and clear message to our embattled employers that we will not promote their content without a fair contract,” the Guild said.