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AFTRA Won’t Give Up Online Clips

May 23, 2008

Hopes for the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists closing a primetime deal with the majors soon have started to vanish, with a June 30th contract expiration looming.

The majors held their 11th day of contract negotiations Wednesday with talks slated to resume today amid a news blackout at the headquarters of the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers. Expectations had been high that AFTRA - with only seven shows to cover -- would have wrapped up a deal before this week and put pressure on SAG to make a deal when it comes back to the table next week.  Read More