Many studios, including Disney, suspended numerous overall deals they had with creators because of the actor and writer strikes earlier in September.
Now that the writers’ strike is over, and with SAG-AFTRA (actors) set to meet with the studios soon, Disney Entertainment TV plans to reinstate the overall deals for creatives that were suspended during the WGA strike, as reported by TheWrap.com.
The overall and first-look deals that have been resumed include:
- Billy Porter (Pose)
- Gina Rodriguez (Not Dead Yet)
- Hiro Murai (The Bear)
- Justin Hartley (Arrow)
- Mandy Moore (Tangled)
- Marc Webb (Rebel)
- Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us)
- Stacey Sher (Miss America)
- Yara Shahidi (Grown-Ish)
An “overall deal” refers to an exclusive agreement between a content creator (such as a writer, director, producer, or sometimes an actor) and a studio or network. Under this deal, the content creator agrees to produce content exclusively for that particular studio or network for a specified duration.
Other studios have also began to reinstate overall deals.
Although the end of the WGA strike allows writing to ramp up, the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike remains a significant challenge for studios eager to resume production.