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SAG, AMPTP Suspend Talks

Jan 10, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have suspended negotiations for their new three-year television and theatrical contract. The parties have been in talks since Dec. 6.

SAG and AMPTP released a brief joint statement: “The parties have concluded they cannot reach an agreement at this time. There are no scheduled dates for the resumption of talks.”

The current contract expires in June. The hot-button issue of DVD residuals is reportedly a key sticking point. Last year DVD residuals were among the contractual issues that led to a prolonged negotiation between the Writers Guild of America and the AMPTP. The writers’ union eventually dropped the issue in favor of gains in wages and health care.