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Soapdom Actors' Contract News Update ~ The Soaps are Safe!

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Soap actors union agrees to new contract terms


The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) approved – in an overwhelming majority – a deal with the studios and networks.  According to the union, 93.35% of its membership agreed to the new three-year contract, which extends from November 16, 2007 to November 15, 2010. 

This agreement covers your daytime serial actors, along with all on and off-camera talent for syndicated dramas, game shows, talk shows, variety and musical programs, news, sports, reality shows, and even promotional announcements.  Not covered are primetime dramas and sitcoms.

AFTRA National president, Roberta Reardon, said “The new code provides increased wages, improved working conditions and stronger protection for AFTRA members working across all program formats.  It’ also covers reuse and production of content in new media as it evoles,” which is the major stumbling block in all contracts talks throughout the media industry this year.

This agreement was approved tentatively in early March and unanimously approved by the AFTRA National Board on March 29.   Next up in the negotiations are sitcoms and dramas. Negotiations on a new contract for actors and all on- and off-camera talent on those shows are slated to begin May 5. The current contract expires June 30.  Additionally, SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers have agreed to continue their formal talks on the actors contract through Tuesday of next week.

Soapdom couldn’t be more delighted that AFTRA has come to terms with the networks so that your favorite soaps can continue uninterrupted.

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