Date: 29th September 2000

Trade Mag Says There Was "Movement" At Strike Talks

"Some movement" in the actors-vs.-advertisers dispute had begun before the talks collapsed on Wednesday, the online edition of Advertising Age reported Thursday.

Without citing sources, the trade publication said that SAG and AFTRA, the actors' unions, had agreed that a flat-fee could be paid for commercials running on cable and that advertisers had "relented" on the issue of paying residuals for "some" commercial work for broadcast TV.

Ad Age also said that advertisers are expecting federal mediators to bring the two sides together again in about a month.

Source: Studio Briefing