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Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos calls actor’s union request for viewership bonuses “a bridge too far.”

Talks between SAG-AFTRA and the studios to end the union’s ongoing strike were derailed on Wednesday evening. One area of contention was the actor’s union request for viewership bonuses.

Sarandos defended the studios, calling the bonuses “a bridge too far to add deep into the negotiations right now,” in a conversation with Bloomberg journalist Lucas Shaw on Thursday morning at the Screentime conference in Los Angeles.

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