It has been nearly three weeks since actors walked off the job, halting production of most television and film across the entertainment industry.

Hundreds of SAG-AFTRA members brought their star-studded fight for a fair contract to the heart of Times Square on Tuesday.

“We are fighting for the survival of our craft, to insure that acting continues to be a viable career choice,” said SAG-AFTRA member Nancy Giles.

The union of more than 160,000 actors and actresses authorized a strike back on July 13 after failed negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

Union representatives said they are fighting to ensure its members receive their fair share of streaming revenues, higher wages, and protections against artificial intelligence replications of their work.

“A strike is not an easy option. In fact, it is the last resort,” said SAG-AFTRA New York President Ezra Knight. “And the solidarity and enthusiasm that we’ve seen, the passion, the desire, the commitment on these picket lines in the past two weeks is any indication to our collective resolve and commitment to the struggle, I have immense hope for our best outcome.”

Actors joined the picket line with the Writers Guild of America, which has been on strike since May with similar demands.

It is the first time in more than 60 years that both unions have been on strike at the same time.

The two unions said it shows the solidarity in their fight.

“The last time the actors and writers went on strike, we got a little thing called residuals and a health plan and pension plan,” said SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer Joely Fisher. “So I expect big (expletive) things this time around.”

In a statement, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said its goal is to arrive at a fair and equitable contract, adding, in part, “The offer that SAG-AFTRA walked away from on July 12 is worth more than $1 billion in wage increases, pension, and health contributions and residual increases, and includes first-of-their-kind protections over its three-year term, including expressly with respect to AI.”