A deadline is nearing for actors to decide whether to join the writers in a possible strike that could bring US film and television production to a halt.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) is engaged in talks with companies such as Netflix and Disney to reach an agreement before the deadline.
If a deal is not reached in time, SAG-AFTRA's 160,000 actors and performers have pre-approved industrial action.
Rumors suggest that the talks could be extended beyond the deadline, possibly.
May be continued even after July vacation.
The actors are demanding higher pay to offset inflation and a guarantee for their future livelihood.
When actors' work airs on a network or cable, they receive a residual, additional payment.
Streaming platforms such as Netflix and Disney+ do not disclose viewing figures and offer a flat rate for content.
Residues are important for the financial stability of actors, especially those who are not working on projects continuously.