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SAG-AFTRA won’t budge as studios push to own actors’ likenesses in perpetuity

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Though negotiators from both the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) met this past weekend in hopes of bringing Hollywood’s ongoing labor strike to an end, contract talks have reportedly stalled once again due to the desire of studios to own performers’ digitally scanned likenesses in perpetuity.

Previously, the AMPTP insisted that its most recent proposed contract was its “best and final” offer. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, SAG-AFTRA refused and walked away from the negotiations over the AMPTP’s insistence on pushing for new rules regarding the use of people’s likenesses that would ultimately leave actors in the lurch. Per The Hollywood Reporter, the AMPTP’s…

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