Television production under threat Posted July 1, 2008

Television production under threat

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) today warned that television production is under threat after the start of a "de facto" strike by actors.

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is demanding more money for actors from Internet download and DVDs of their work. The existing actors contract expired at midnight today, with movie production already said to be at a standstill.

Production of TV shows such as The Big Bang Theory is likely to continue, but could be affected in the event of a full blown official strike.

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