SAG-AFTRA Clarifies Halloween Studio Costume Ban Doesn’t Affect Kids – Deadline

There will be peace in Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s house after all this Halloween.

None of the Green Lantern co-stars’ children will be labeled scabs by their father while they trick or treat, thanks to costume guidance clarification by SAG-AFTRA this evening.

“SAG-AFTRA issued Halloween guidance in response to questions from content creators and members about how to support the strike during this festive season,” a Guild spokesperson said Friday as the de facto ban on costumes was widely mocked and derided. “This was meant to help them avoid promoting struck work, and it is the latest in a series of guidelines we have issued.”

 “It does not apply to anyone’s kids,” SAG-AFTRA is now stating.

“We are on strike for important reasons, and have been for nearly 100 days. Our number one priority remains getting the studios back to the negotiating table so we can get a fair deal for our members, and finally put our industry back to work,” the Guild concluded.  

All of which means, as SAG-AFTRA’s 160,000 members enter their fourth month on strike and no new talks are scheduled with the studios since the latter suspended deliberations on October 11, the Deadpool actor’s 8-year-old can dress up as Deadpool or Barbie or any other big screen or small screen character she wants.

Whether or not, there are an abundance of zombie and skeletons on the picket lines next week and at the end of the month, SAG-AFTA member Reynold’s playful jab of his union also saw others take a much sharper approach in reaction to the so-called guidance.

Not long after SAG-AFTRA posted its Halloween 2023 guidance, Mandy Moore took to social media on Thursday to proclaim: “Is this a joke? Come on @sagaftra. This is what’s important? We’re asking you to negotiate in good faith on our behalf. So many folks across every aspect of this industry have been sacrificing mightily for months. Get back to the table and get a fair deal so everyone can get back to work.”

Melissa Gilbert was even more dismissive of the guidance.

“THIS is what you guys come up with? Literally no one cares what anyone wears for Halloween,” the ex-SAG president and Little House on the Praire star exclaimed on Instagram. “I mean, do you really think this kind of infantile stuff is going to end the strike? We look like a joke. Please tell me you’re going to make this rule go away… and go negotiate!

Or as Deadpool himself said in the 2016 flick: Life is an endless series of train wrecks with only brief commercial-like breaks of happiness.”

Trick or treat!

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