Independent Films Secure Permission To Shoot During Strikes

  • Posted On:July 25, 2023

These smaller companies and productions benefit from the fact that they are not signatories with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the body that represents the likes of the big studios, whose residual payment practices and other issues form the core of the industrial action.

SAG-AFTRA published a list of 39 projects approved under the waiver system so far, including Mother Mary, starring Anne Hathaway and Michaela Coel, and Death Of A Unicorn, starring Paul Rudd and Jenna Ortega, with the latter scheduled to begin shooting soon in Hungary.

Some of the shows and films have already shot, but need the waiver's permission for its stars to promote them. Here's the full list:

A Desert




Beneath the Grass

Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction

Beyond The Walls

Bob Trevino Likes It

Bride Hard

Death Of A Unicorn

Don't Move

Dream Devil

Dust Bunny

Exhibiting Forgiveness


Flight Risk




Just Breathe

King Ivory

Mother Mary

Mother, May I?

Mourning Rock


Paradise And Lunch

Queen Of The Ring

The Capone

The Chosen

The Greatest Ever

The Killer's Game

The Ritual

The Short Game

The Sound

The Tower

The Watchers

The Yellow Tie

Rivals of Amziah King

Sell Out

Sight Unseen

Sod And Stubble


Untitled Rebuilding Project

Week End Escape Project

Weekend Escape