HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 5/29/08
The Directors Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, and now AFTRA, have all come to terms with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).
AFTRA and the Screen Actors Guild had previously worked together during contract negotiations with the studios, however, the two decided to divorce for the first time in 27 years.
The AFTRA agreement calls for minimum wage increases of 3.5% in the first year, 3% the second year and 3.5% in the third year.
AFTRA began in 1937 as the American Federation of Radio Artists.