IATSE Contract Talks Break Off But Are Expected To Resume

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EXCLUSIVE: Negotiations for a new IATSE basic agreement covering some 43,000 West Coast workers have broken off, though the talks are expected to resume in time to beat the July 31 deadline for negotiating a new deal. A spokesman for management's Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers said that the talks are "still in progress," though the two sides haven't met in more than a week. "We're in a press blackout," he told Deadline. The talks between the AMPTP and…