After the recent writers' work stoppage and the resulting mess it made, no one in Hollywood wants to even hear the word "strike." Unfortunately, the threat of another walkout looms, this time by television and film actors.
However, one of the major unions that represent actors took a major step toward avoiding another Tinseltown blackout, and now it's up to the other to follow suit to keep things humming along.
The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) early today reached a deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP, remember them?), retooling the current contract and tacking on three more years. Like the deals made by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA), much of the points were focused on revenue from new media: Internet sales, streams, and promotion of television shows and films.
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