Statement on Agreement with AFTRA
AMPTP is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of 17 days of negotiations with AFTRA. Both AMPTP and AFTRA were challenged during these talks to find a way to fairly and sensibly tailor our industry�s new media framework to meet the needs of actors. As a result of compromise and creativity by both parties, we reached an agreement that makes the new media framework work for all actors.
This agreement is latest of the 310 labor agreements successfully negotiated by AMPTP since its inception in 1982, and the fourth major agreement reached in 2008 alone � following the DGA, WGA and AFTRA Network Code agreements. Together, these major labor pacts demonstrate our determination to create economic partnerships with actors, directors, writers and below-the-line workers for the new media age.
We now look forward to the resumption of talks with SAG, to building on the foundation laid during our first round of SAG talks, and to reaching an agreement that will prevent another harmful and unnecessary strike.