BET’s “Sistas” & “Zatima” Star Crystal Hayslett is hopeful that a deal will be made soon to officially end the SAG strike!
Crystal took to her Instagram sharing a story of an announcement that deal talks will resume on October 24th.
“SAG-AFTRA and Hollywood studios recently set a date to return to the bargaining table.
On Oct. 21, the two parties announced that they would resume negotiations on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at SAG-AFTRA Plaza. A core group of top executives from AMPTP member companies will be in attendance.
Labor and management last broke off discussions on Oct. 11, with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers saying that the gap between both sides was “too great” to continue discussions. The union and entertainment companies had clashed, especially, over a revenue-sharing proposal from SAG-AFTRA on streaming. Initially, the union had sought to funnel 2 percent of revenue generated by particular titles on streaming platforms to their casts, a proposal the AMPTP had outright rejected.” Per Hollywood Reporter.
Crystal and the rest of the “Zatima” cast were suppose to return to set to film Season 3 during the summer but because of the strike, it was put on pause.
Everyone is ready to return to work especially after the writers came to a deal. We hope the battle ends this week.
“Sistas” follows a group of single Black females navigating their “complicated love life,” careers, and friendship through the ups and downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. Tyler Perry takes viewers on an exhilarating ride of emotions and gut-busting predicaments that will test the ladies’ long-standing friendship. This band of women, intertwined with their newfound relationships, must navigate this new-age dating scene as they continue to search for love in their 30s. “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” airs Wednesdays at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.
Tyler Perry Studios continue to reign across platforms, with “Sistas” claiming the top spot as the #1 series with Black viewers L+3 currently airing on cable.* BET grew its “Sistas” audience versus L+SD double-digits +26%. The network also scored viewership lifts with the cable airing of BET+ original series “Tyler Perry’s Zatima” and “First Wives Club” +8% and +13%, respectively. Executive produced, directed, and written by Tyler Perry, the beloved series features the talented ensemble cast, KJ Smith, Mignon, Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, Crystal Renee’ Hayslett, Devale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton II, Brian Jordan Jr., Kevin A. Walton, and Trinity Whiteside.
The BET Media Group, a unit of Paramount (NASDAQ: PARAA; PARA; PARAP), is the world’s largest media company dedicated to entertaining, engaging, and empowering the Black community and championing Black culture. Connecting Black audiences through a portfolio of brands including BET, BET+, BET Gospel, BET HER, BET International, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET Studios, and VH1, the BET Media Group is a thriving media ecosystem of leading interconnected platforms across cable TV, streaming, digital, studios, live events and international.
Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright, and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.