The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists reached an agreement with the major studios early Wednesday, Daily Variety reports. The studios still need to make a deal with the Screen Actors Guild to eliminate the threat of a crippling strike. The tentative three-year deal with AFTRA, which needs to be ratified by its members, calls for payments for primetime shows that are streamed and downloaded similar to those won by the Writers Guild of America and the Directors Guild of America. A sticking point over actors’ ability to approve the use of clips from shows online was resolved by setting up a procedure that allows them to withhold consent for non-promotional use of clips from libraries. For new shows, consent will be negotiated when actors are hired, the paper says.
AFTRA Reaches Deal with Studios
May 28, 2008 • Post A Comment