Hollywood producers ready to sign


Studio Briefing reports that the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), comprising Hollywood studio executives, believes that it will soon sign a contract with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), whose contract expires on 30 June.

The AMPTP’s proposed contract is reportedly modelled on those already signed with the writers’ and directors’ unions. However, SAG leaders are unhappy with the provisions for DVD and Internet residuals in those contracts, prompting fears of a possible strike. Studios are now rushing to complete current productions before the SAG contract expires.

Meanwhile, NBC Universal chef Jeff Zucker has stated the industry would be unable to survive another strike. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, which commenced in early November and ended in mid-February, brought Hollywood production to a standstill for its duration



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