Hollywood Actors vs. Studios: What About Online Video Clips?

The debate of whether or not Hollywood actors should get paid for Getting Hollywood actors should get paid for the clips of themselves that float around on the internet performances is shaping up as one their biggest sticking points in stalemated contract negotiations with major studios.

Whether actors must give consent for snippets of their film and TV work to be displayed online, and how much they should earn for them, was the No. 1 disputed issue cited by the Screen Actors Guild after labor talks broke down last Tuesday. Studios want to freely distribute YouTube-style clips of old TV shows and movies and actors strongly oppose that move.

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