Talks resume in commercial actors strike

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Negotiations between the commercial actors unions and advertisers resumed July 20 under the guidance of federal mediators. No word of any progress was made in the aim of ending the 11-week-old strike. In contrast to a brief meeting in June, both sides brought their full contingent of negotiators, according to a Screen Actors Guild spokesman. The advertisers, represented by the joint policy committee of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and the Association of National Advertisers, and officials from the commercial actors unions--Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television & Radio Actors--met separately with the federal mediators. Talks resume July 21.

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