SAG, AMPTP keep on talking


SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers finished their 17th day of talks Monday, with no major announcements about where they're at in negotiations.

The sides are set to finish formal talks today, one day before AFTRA's scheduled start of its negotiations with the AMPTP. It's likely there will be no firm deal in place between SAG and the AMPTP by the self-imposed 5 p.m. deadline.

Both sides remain far apart in the negotiations despite SAG's decision to scale back its initial demands on a new home video residual formula.