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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

AFTRA Members Ratify Deal; SAG Stands Alone

AFTRA, the second-largest actors union, has okayed a three year contract with AMPTP, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, leaving the Screen Actors Guild on its own to negotiate a deal with the studios. SAG had urged its sister union not to ratify the agreement, but nearly 63 percent of the members, among them a good many who belong to both SAG and AFTRA, thought the contract provisions good enough for a "yes" vote. Read more here in an AP story and here in a story from the Hollywood Reporter.

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