Actors unions hail tentative deal

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A jubilant group of actors, including Richard Dreyfuss, gathered Oct. 23 at a midtown Manhattan hotel for a news conference announcing a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract that will end the six-month commercial actors strike. Paul Reggio, captain of the national strike committee, introduced various players. "Both sides walk away with heads held high,'' said Shelby Scott, chairman of the America Federation of Television & Radio Artists. "Each side got something they wanted. The industry will be happy; they can shoot good ads again.'' There were no representatives of the Joint Policy Committee, which represented advertisers, at the event.

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