Radio / Television News

Internet impasse; producers to take actors to court


MONTREAL – Talks between Canadian film and TV producers and the actors they employ have broken off again as the two sides can't decide how much the actors should get for their work which is shown on non-traditional platforms like broadband. The producers and ACTRA negotiated through Mary-Ellen Cummings, a neutral third party facilitator. The CFTPA and APFTQ saw today’s negotiations as a final attempt to avoid a long and difficult labour dispute involving the courts, says the producers' press release. Cummings was not able to bridge the gap. ACTRA has been on strike since early January.ACTRA, of course, has...