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Studios Cut Off Talks With SAG; Digital Still A Sticking Point

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More posturing from both sides: the Hollywood producers, led by its association AMPTP, has broken off contract talks with the Screen Actors Guild, calling its demands for higher residuals from DVD sales and online content “unreasonable.” The statement: “Significant differences remain on DVD residuals, streaming, made for new media, and new media use of clips and library material…With SAG’s continued adherence to unreasonable demands in both new and traditional media, continuing negotiations at this time does not make sense.”

SAG’s hopes are, well, sagging, at this point. “We made significant moves in their direction,” Doug Allen, the guild’s executive director, told AP. “We’re trying to get the deal done and we’re not the ones who walked away.”