This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
Whoa! This is seriously BIG news for the acting community!
Today, committees from both the American Federation of Television Artists (AFTRA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) reached an agreement proposal for a merger!
Next, the proposal will go to both unions' boards of directors, and then members will vote on whether or not they approve!
"What we have accomplished over the last year is tremendously gratifying. We are confident our members will agree that we have created something we can all be proud of – actors, singers, broadcasters, dancers, voiceover artists, background actors, stuntpersons and all entertainment and media professionals that will be represented by this new union."
Very exciting! We'll be sure to keep an ear out for more definitive information on this soon!
What do U think about this, actors? Should SAG and AFTRA merge???