SAG Finally Let In On AFTRA-AMPTP Deal

UPDATE: SAG was formally briefed “yesterday, at 1:15 PM, at the AMPTP,” according to an AFTRA spokesperson, by a delegation of AFTRA negotiations committee members and senior staff. (See my previous post written 12 hours before the briefing was arranged, Read More »

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AFTRA Skedaddled To Avoid Briefing SAG

First, I’ve got additional info about the AFTRA-AMPTP deal announced yesterday: I’m told the union’s New Media terms are the exact same offered by the networks-&-studios group to SAG on Day 1 of their negotiations last month. So AFTRA negotiated with the networks and studios for 16 days only to … Read More »

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AFTRA Deal With AMPTP Caves On Clips; SAG Vowing To Fight Hard On This Issue

UPDATE: I’m told that AFTRA’s New Media deal terms are the exact same offered by the networks-&-studios group to SAG on Day 1 of their negotiations last month. So AFTRA negotiated with the networks and studios for 16 days only to obtain what SAG flatly rejected. So that was … Read More »

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AFTRA Keeps SAG In Dark For Past Week

On the eve of the restart of negotiations with the AMPTP, SAG prez Alan Rosenberg sent this message to members. Following it is an AFTRA insider’s response to me:

May 27, 2008
Dear SAG Members,

Tomorrow we will resume TV/Theatrical contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).  As you

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AFTRA Having Difficulty On AMPTP Deal: Preparing Members For Clips Cave-In?

The message below went out from AFTRA’s leadership to its membership just now. In my opinion, it sure looks as if the union is preparing members for a major cave-in on the clips issue. But I must say that hiding behind … Read More »

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AFTRA Negotiations With AMPTP: “Number Of Challenging Issues… Resolution May Not Be Quick Or Easy”

This email was sent by AFTRA to members today about the AMPTP talks:

May 19, 2008
Dear AFTRA Member:

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As you know, AFTRA has been in negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on our contract covering primetime network dramatic programs—also known as Exhibit A—since

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AFTRA Starts Its AMPTP Talks Tomorrow

LOS ANGELES (May 6, 2008) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) announced that its Primetime Negotiating Committee, comprised of 31 working actors, will commence formal talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) regarding a new three-year Exhibit A of the Network

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AFTRA Agrees To AMPTP Request To Delay Start Of Official Negotiations

By | Wednesday April 23, 2008 @ 12:48pm PDT

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Excuse me for having an institutional memory, but today’s announcement raises more questions than it answers. Wasn’t AFTRA bitching and moaning about how SAG wanted to wait too late to start negotiating with the Big Media moguls’ AMPTP? And wasn’t the AMPTP bitching and moaning … Read More »

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