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SAG-AFTRA clarifies Halloween costume rules after backlash

Hollywood's Halloween tradition of actors dressing as iconic characters is disturbed by the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike, which has prompted the union to advise against costumes from affected shows and movies. Prominent figures criticized this rule, while negotiations to resolve the strike continue.

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Hollywood's Halloween tradition of actors dressing up as iconic characters from TV and film faces disturbance due to the ongoing strike by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). The union has advised its members not to wear costumes inspired by characters from shows and movies affected by the strike, as it could be seen as promoting the studios.

This rule has led to criticism, with some prominent figures like Ryan Reynolds and former SAG-AFTRA president Melissa Gilbert expressing their disapproval. The union clarified that the rule doesn't apply to children. The strike, lasting over 100 days, is set to resume negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), representing studios and streamers.

The talks broke down when the union requested an additional 57 cents per subscriber per year from streamers like Netflix, which was rejected. Notable actors, including George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson, offered financial contributions to resolve the situation, but their proposal was turned down.


• Spooky: scary, frightening.

• Speak out (verb): To openly express one's opinions.

• Go away (verb): To leave from a place or situation.

• Look forward (verb): to anticipate or feel positive about something that will happen in the future.

• Scab: A person who continues to work during a strike, they are viewed negatively by striking workers.

• Stance: A person's or an organization's position, opinion, or attitude on a particular issue or topic.

• Avoid: To stay away from or prevent something undesirable from happening.

• Crackdown: A sudden action taken to control a particular activity or behavior.

• Streamers: Companies or platforms that provide streaming services, such as streaming movies or TV shows online (Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, etc.)

• Break down (verb): To cease functioning or to stop working as expected.

• Slam (verb): To criticize or strongly express disapproval of something or someone.

• Turn down (verb): To reject or decline an offer or proposal.

• Pension: A regular payment made by an employer to a retired employee.

• Health fund: A fund or pool of money set aside to cover health-related expenses, such as medical treatment or insurance.

• Both: Referring to two of a specific group or category.

• Dues: this term refers to the payments or fees that actors have to make as a part of their membership in a professional union. These payments are typically required to maintain one's status as a member of a union, such as the SAG-AFTRA.

Source: TODAY YouTube channel.

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