In a bit of serendipity, the Hollywood actors’ strike against television and movie producers hit its 111th day on Wednesday, Nov. 1, which is 11/1 when written numerically.
To celebrate the coincidence, SAG-AFTRA encouraged members to join union officials at Disney Studios in Burbank ahead of more negotiations later Wednesday.
Tuesday was “productive,” negotiation insiders told Variety, and there’s “cautious optimism” about a deal being reached.
If that optimism bears out, the timing could have big implications.
“The studios have warned that they must get a deal this week in order to be able to produce partial seasons of scripted network TV series,” Variety reported.
Details on a potential deal remain shrouded in secrecy, but important issues include financial topics and the use of artificial intelligence.