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AFTRA and SAG Boards Approve Joint Negotiation

The AFTRA and SAG boards continue to place nice-nice with each other. Plans for joint negotiations between the two unions for primetime TV and theatrical contracts got the go-ahead yesterday.

Press release after the jump:


LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2010) — The Joint National Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) today met by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York and approved a package of proposals for the upcoming Joint AFTRA Exhibit A and SAG TV/Theatrical Negotiations.

SAG President Ken Howard and AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon will co-chair the negotiations. AFTRA National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth and SAG National Executive Director David White will serve as the unions’ co-lead negotiators.

Joint negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) are scheduled to commence on Sept. 27 at the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

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