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SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher Reflects on New Deal Following Actors Strike, Defends Her Negotiating Style

SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher is speaking out about the union’s new three-year contract with studios, putting an end to the actors strike that lasted 118 days.

A tentative deal between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP was reached on Wednesday (November 8).

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Fran Drescher Reveals George Clooney's Reaction to SAG-AFTRA Strike Ending

The SAG-AFTRA strike is finally over after 118 days.

Fran Drescher, president of the union, joined Extra‘s Billy Bush on Thursday (November 9) to talk about the strike and Hollywood getting back to work.

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Fran Drescher Re-Elected SAG-AFTRA President Amid Strike

Fran Drescher isn’t going anywhere as SAG-AFTRA President.

The 65-year-old actress was re-elected in the position by her peers all while the strike still forges ahead.

According to Deadline, Fran won the election with 23,080 votes compared to independent candidate Maya Gilbert-Dunbar, who received just 5,276 votes.

In addition to Fran’s re-election, Joely Fisher will also return as the guild’s secretary-treasurer. She earned 19,777 votes.

“I am honored to serve my union as president for another term,” Fran shared in a statement. “These are dynamic times and as one member body, we will weather the storms, stand on our principles and make sure our major contributions to this collaborative art form shall never again be diminished but rather be exalted.”

She added, “I want all members to be equal in all ways and I will continue to fight against marginalization and discrimination within our union, from our employers and the world at large.”

Just recently, the guild spoke out about the confusion over the projects granted interim agreements and what they entail.

SAG-AFTRA Responds To Those Questioning Interim Agreements Amid Strike

SAG-AFTRA has released a statement projects that are allowed to film during the strike.

The union has given over 70 projects an “interim agreement”, which was previously referred to as a waiver, to allow them to continue to film despite the strike and contract negotiations with the AMPTP.

Now, the union sent a letter to all of its’ members explaining how the interim agreements are strategic.

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Fran Drescher Weighs In On How Long SAG-AFTRA Strike Will Last, Slams Disney CEO Bob Iger's 'Repugnant' Comments

Fran Drescher is opening up about the SAG-AFTRA strike and how long it might go on.

The 65-year-old actress is the president of the actor’s guild. As such, she already delivered a speech about the “greedy” Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers while announcing the strike.

She has since turned her attention to comments made by Disney CEO Bob Iger and weighed in on what other actors and fans of Hollywood should expect in the coming weeks and months.

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SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher Defends Mingling with Kim Kardashian Amid Contract Negotiations, Says It Was 'Work'

Fran Drescher is speaking out in response to the controversy surrounding her recent trip to Italy and meetup with Kim Kardashian.

The beloved The Nanny actress is also the president of SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents actors, radio personalities, and more.

This past weekend, Fran was in Italy to attend the Dolce&Gabbana show while SAG-AFTRA was in last-minute contract negotiations with the major studios. A deal was never reached and now the actors are going on strike.

Fran was criticized for attending a fashion event abroad instead of being at the contract negotiations in Los Angeles. She was also blasted for hanging out with Kim, who had been slammed by actors for crossing the WGA picket line to film American Horror Story.

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Fran Drescher Calls Out 'Greedy' AMPTP in Impassioned SAG-AFTRA Strike Speech

Fran Drescher is calling out the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

On Thursday (July 13), the SAG-AFTRA president appeared at a press conference to discuss the union’s impending strike after contract negotiations with the AMPTP broke down.

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