SPOTLIGHT: IP infiltrates Hollywood union talks

The growing distribution of TV shows on various digital platforms is shaping up to be a bone of contention in negotiations between Hollywood studios and the creative community. Several reports indicate that screenwriters, producers and actors are seeking residuals from material repurposed for the 'Net, for cell phones and iPods. The representative unions include the Writers Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. All have contracts that expire within the next year. Multichannel News covers the stew here.