July 2008
People Management;7/24/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 15, p33
The article reports that actor George Clooney is mediating between movie studios and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) over a dispute on payment for DVD and Internet movies. In an open letter, Clooney admitted that work stoppage would harm actors, but insisted that the SAG had legitimate demands. SAG members want a new contract that gives them a bigger profit share when their work appears on DVD and Internet.


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