Another Union Contract Up for Negotiations
AFTRA's TV network union agreement expires Jan. 31, reports Variety. The agreement covers daytime TV, reality, game shows, talk, news, and the like. Issues include new media, as with the SAG, DGA and WGA agreements.
Speaking of SAG, the AFTRA agreement is separate from the SAG motion picture and primetime television contract, which expires June 30, as does the DGA agreement.
The WGA agreement expires the end of this month, but is likely to be extended on an interim basis for a few months - perhaps to coincide with the SAG and DGA expirations - as negotiations proceed (imperceptibly, so far). Busy times in the guild world.