After seven weeks of negotiations, SAG-AFTRA and a group representing advertisers said they reached a deal on new contracts covering actors and other performers who work in television and radio commercials. But neither group wanted to broadcast the details of the deal.
SAG-AFTRA, which has more than 165,000 members, and the Joint Policy Committee representing the advertising industry said Saturday morning they reached an agreement on new tentative contracts, which is subject to approval by the SAG-AFTRA national board later this month.
Union and advertising industry leaders hailed the agreement without disclosing terms, saying no details would be released until the board reviews the package at its April 20-21 meeting.
Terms of the proposed contracts will be closely scrutinized by rank-and-file commercial actors, many of whom have seen their incomes shrink in recent years as more work has migrated to the Internet and cable television, where payments are substantially lower than broadcast television.