The bargaining partner of the Screen Actors Guild of America (SAG), the American Federation of Film, Television and Radio Actors (AFTRA), has reached a tentative agreement with the major TV networks for a new network code for its daytime and other members, including a new residual structure for new media.
In past weeks AFTRA has been urging SAG to enter into early negotiations regarding its contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture & Televison Producer’s, to allay fears of a possible strike. The SAG contract expires on 30 June. SAG has indicated that it will only commence talks in April.
Hollywood is still reeling from the effects of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike which ended in mid-February.