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AFTRA Re-elects President; Apple Joins Hulu Talks

Reardon • The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has re-elected Roberta Reardon as the union’s national president. A supporter of the current effort to merge AFTRA and the Screen Actors Guild, Reardon will be serving her third two-year term. Read the story at Back Stage.

• According to the Los Angeles Times, Apple has now joined the mix of companies in talks to buy Hulu. Both Google and Yahoo are in talks as well, and it is estimated the site could go for as much as $2 billion.

• Netflix and Dreamworks Animation are in the process of completing a deal that would give online streaming rights for the studio’s films to Netflix during the pay TV Window. According to Deadline, HBO currently controls these rights until 2014, and it is questionable whether the network will let Dreamworks out of the contract early.

• The Chilean miners who were trapped underground last year for 69 days have sold the rights to their story to big screen producer Mike Medavoy (“Shutter Island,” “Black Swan”). Film production is scheduled to begin next year, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Pictured: Roberta Reardon (Photo: Getty Images) 

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