2020 Grammys

AFTRA, Producers Reach Tentative Contract

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached a tentative deal on a new three-year Network Code contract late Oct. 29 afte

(The Hollywood Reporter) -- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers reached a tentative deal on a new three-year Network Code contract late Oct. 29 after three weeks of negotiation, according to union officials.

Significant gains were made for the health and retirement plans, though other details were not immediately disclosed.

The contract is the union's biggest, representing about $400 million in annual earnings for the 80,000 members.

The agreement covers nondramatic primetime network programs, daytime dramas, syndicated programs, variety shows, newsmagazines, sports programs, game shows, talk shows, reality programs and promos.

The conclusion of these talks in New York sets the stage for the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA to begin jointly negotiating SAG's TV/Theatrical agreement and AFTRA's Exhibit A, which covers prime-time dramatic programming, including sitcoms on the major networks.

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