Contract talks at stalemate

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No new talks are scheduled between the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). After SAG negotiators rejected the “final offer” from AMPTP and presented their own counter proposals, AMPTP accused the union of “unreasonably” holding out for more than the other writers, directors and actors unions had obtained in their contracts, which have already been accepted. The studios repeated their call for SAG to let its members vote on the contract proposal from AMPTP, which the studios claim would provide more than $250 million in additional compensation and benefits to SAG members. The union says that figure is overblown.