Longmire Actors Get Waiver From SAG, Actors Can Be At Longmire Days

Although it looked like the actors who appeared in the "Longmire" TV series would not be able to participate in this weekend's Longmire Days festival because of the Screen Actors Guild strike, the union gave them a waiver Thursday afternoon and the show will proceed as planned.

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Jimmy Orr

July 20, 20232 min read

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Good news for those attending Longmire Days in Buffalo, Wyoming, which is scheduled to begin Thursday night.

The striking Hollywood unions have provided actors from the "Longmire" TV show with a waiver so they can participate in the annual festival in Buffalo, Wyoming, which runs from July 20-23.

“We have some great news!” Longmire Days organizers announced late Thursday afternoon. “Longmire Days has been given permission to proceed from SAG-AFTRA and events with actors will occur as planned, starting with the VIP reception tonight (Thursday).

Organizers went on to say that there might be some slight adjustments with the pre-announced schedule, but they will update ticket holders via email and the website.

There was concern from organizers of the annual event, and from the actors themselves, that the festival would be severely curtailed if a waiver from Hollywood was not granted.

Robert Taylor, who played Sheriff Longmire on the popular TV show, made it clear that despite the thousands who were coming to the event, he would not cross the union.

“I will not do anything in defiance of a union I support and have been a member of for decades. I won’t be attending any events until my union signs off on it,” he said.

For more information on this year’s event, click here.

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A third-generation Wyomingite, Jimmy Orr is the executive editor and co-founder of Cowboy State Daily.