SAG-AFTRA, AMPTP Extend Current Contracts a Third Time to Continue Negotiations

The decision to extend for a third day to allow for further discussion was once again announced less than an hour before midnight.

They’re still working, and they’ve extended again.

The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have agreed to extend for 24 hours the current TV/Theatrical contracts set to expire at midnight tonight, the parties announced in a statement at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. The extensions are effective from midnight July 2, 2014 and expire at midnight, July 3, 2014.

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It’s the third extension taken by negotiators. The current contract originally was set to expire midnight June 30.

The extensions are effective for the Producers-Screen Actors Guild Codified Basic Agreement, Screen Actors Guild Television Agreement, Exhibit A of the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting, The CW Supplement, all basic cable agreements that incorporate by reference the aforementioned contracts, and all associated schedules, exhibits, side letters and supplemental agreements now in force.

Negotiations will continue under the previously announced media blackout.

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