Friday, July 21, 2023 – Do actors make a fair wage?

If they haven’t already, it’s only a matter of time before your favorite TV shows and movies in production go dark because of the ongoing actors and screenwriters strike. You might think of the it as a fight between A-list celebrities and movie moguls who all get paid many millions of dollars. But the SAG-AFTRA union says not even one in six actors clears the $27,460 annual minimum to qualify for the health insurance plan. The strike has put a hold on several Native acting jobs and Native-led productions, not to mention any promotional appearances by union members. We’ll hear from some acting pros about what the issues are and what they’re doing in the meantime.