Do Not Work Notices

Do Not Work Order: Interactive Strike

Please be advised that as of 12:01 a.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 21, SAG-AFTRA is on strike against the following video game employers with regard to all games that went into production after Feb. 17, 2015: ​

  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Blindlight, LLC
  • Corps of Discovery Films
  • Disney Character Voices, Inc.
  • Electronic Arts Productions, Inc.
  • Formosa Interactive, LLC
  • Insomniac Games, Inc.
  • Interactive Associates, Inc.
  • Take 2 Interactive Software
  • VoiceWorks Productions, Inc.
  • WB Games, Inc.

Please click here for a list of video games to strike. SAG-AFTRA members are reminded that accepting employment on any of these games is in violation of the National Board's strik order.

Click here for the official strike notice and click here for a flyer about the strike.

SAG-AFTRA DO NOT WORK ORDER RESCINDED

Project: Nameless
Company: Nameless Film, LLC
Contract Type: Theatrical

Please be advised that Nameless Film, LLC has now completed the appropriate signatory paperwork for the project entitled Nameless and is now signed to a SAG-AFTRA agreement. SAG-AFTRA has lifted its Do Not Work Order for this project.

For questions, contact: Tamara Daniels, Washington-Mid Atlantic Local, tamara.daniels@sagaftra.org, (301) 657-2560 ext. 4857.

Do Not Work Order for 2BC Films Inc. Production “Heaven Sent”

Please read the following important notice regarding the 2BC Films Inc. production “Heaven Sent.”

Be advised that 2BC Films Inc., producer of the television motion picture “Heaven Sent,” is not signatory to a minimum basic agreement with Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

All SAG-AFTRA performers are hereby informed that, in accordance with their obligations under Global Rule One, no member may render any services for this production, effective immediately. Violation of such order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

For questions about this notice, please contact Beth Millman at beth.millman@sagaftra.org or Cedric Jackson at cedric.jackson@sagaftra.org.

Please note that this DNW notice is for the tv production Heaven Sent and NOT for the feature film in development Heaven Sent by Shady Tree Films.

Do Not Work Order for GAP Digital

Please read the following important notice regarding GAP Digital in Wheaton, IL:

SAG-AFTRA has been actively engaged in organizing in the area of audiobooks for the last several years. In fact the union has organized more than 30 audiobook producers and publishers since 2008, including the largest of the independent audiobook publishers across the country.

GAP Digital approached SAG-AFTRA to bargain an audiobook agreement, but negotiations broke down when GAP declared that it only wanted the collective bargaining agreement to apply in limited circumstances. The company negotiator, in a written communication to SAG-AFTRA Audiobook staff, stated there was "zero upside" to a contract with SAG-AFTRA that applied to all of their audiobook productions.

The company responded to advisories that SAG-AFTRA staff would have no choice but to seek a "no contract, no work" order against GAP Digital with a refusal to engage in further dialogue.

As such, with the unanimous support of the SAG-AFTRA Audiobook Steering Committee, and in consultation with professional narrators across the country, the Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors has voted unanimously to issue a “no contract, no work” order against GAP Digital. 

Therefore SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work as an audiobook narrator for GAP Digital until such time as GAP becomes signatory to a SAG-AFTRA agreement, and that violation of such order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

Actors’ Equity Association is also being asked to support SAG-AFTRA in this effort by advising its members not to accept work as audiobook narrators for GAP Digital in accordance with Article X(1)(f)(1) of the Bylaws of Actors’ Equity Association.

For questions about this notice, please contact Jane Love at jane.love@sagaftra.org or Richard Larkin at richard.larkin@sagaftra.org.

ACTORS EQUITY DO NOT WORK NOTICE: "THE OCTONAUTS"

Actors Equity has issued a “no work” order for the non-Equity touring production entitled The Octonauts by Jonathan Shank, Red Light Management. SAG-AFTRA Rule 9 prohibits SAG-AFTRA members from working on such productions. Thus, accepting employment on this play could lead to discipline.
For more information, click here

DO NOT WORK NOTICE: “THE SULTAN AND THE SAINT”

This is to advise all SAG-AFTRA members that Unity Productions Foundation, which is producing the one-hour documentary special for public television entitled “The Sultan and the Saint”, which will be produced in Baltimore and other sites in Maryland, has refused to sign an agreement with SAG-AFTRA. This notice is to remind SAG-AFTRA members of their obligation to refuse employment in connection with this program. Accepting employment on “The Sultan and the Saint’ may be considered a violation of Global Rule One. 

For more information, please call Director, Television Contracts David Besbris at (323) 634-8116.

Actors Equity Do Not Work Notice: "Madea on the Run"

Actors Equity has issued a “no work” order for the touring production entitled Madea on the Run by Tyler Perry Productions.

SAG-AFTRA Rule 9 prohibits SAG-AFTRA members from working on such productions. Thus, accepting employment on this play could lead to discipline.

For more information, contact David Besbris at david.besbris@sagaftra.org, (323) 634-8116 or click here.

Do Not Work Notice: I Am Frankie

Please note that the program I Am Frankie, produced in Miami, FL by Paradiso Pictures, in conjunction with New International Mix, a Viacom International company, for exhibition on Nickelodeon is not signatory to any SAG-AFTRA agreement. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA in spite of outreach from union staff to company representatives.

Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear on any episode in this series. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

Please check with SAG-AFTRA as to the signatory status of any other English-language program produced by Paradiso Pictures or New International Mix for exhibition on Nickelodeon or other Viacom basic cable networks before accepting employment on that program.

For more information, contact Director, Television Contracts David Besbris at david.besbris@sagaftra.org or (323) 634-8116.

Do Not Work Notice: Motion Picture Simran

Please be advised that Jar Pictures or Vishesh Agrawal (its representative), the producer of the non-union theatrical motion picture Simran, which is shooting in the Atlanta area, is not signatory to a SAG-AFTRA agreement. As such, SAG-AFTRA members are reminded that accepting employment on Simran is in violation of Global Rule One.

Members with questions may contact Atlanta Local Executive Director Melissa Goodman at Melissa.Goodman@sagaftra.org or (404) 239-0131.

Do Not Work Notice: Sins

Please be advised that Unfiltered Dreams Productions, the producer of the new media series Sins, has not completed the signatory process with SAG-AFTRA and, as such, SAG-AFTRA members are hereby instructed to withhold any acting services for this production until further notice. Please note that accepting employment on Sins may be considered a violation of Global Rule One.

Members with questions may contact Manager, Television Contracts Caroline Coderoni at Caroline.Coderoni@sagaftra.org.

An Important Notice Regarding Producer Cess Silvera’s Series Top Shottas

Please note that Cess Silvera, the producer of the series entitled Top Shottas, scheduled to begin production soon in Miami, is not signatory to any SAG-AFTRA agreement. This producer has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA in spite of outreach from union staff to company representatives. 

Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear on any episode in this series. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

For more information, contact Leslie Krensky, South Region Director, Contracts and Operations at leslie.krensky@sagaftra.org or (305) 663-7077.

An Important Notice Regarding the Frog Team LLC Program Mulchtown

Please note that Frog Team LLC (the producer of the program scheduled to begin production on Saturday, April 16 in Atlanta, GA entitled Mulchtown) is not signatory to any SAG-AFTRA agreement. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA in spite of outreach from union staff to company representatives.

Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear on any episode in this series. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

For more information, contact David Besbris, Director, Television Contracts, david.besbris@sagaftra.org; (323) 634-8116.

 

Do Not Work Notice: Winner's Circle

Attention all members: Please read the following important notice regarding the Esquire Network, Magical Elves, Inc. program Winner’s Circle.

SAG-AFTRA has issued a "no-contract, no-work" order for the Esquire Network program Winner's Circle, produced by Magical Elves, Inc. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA. Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear as a guest on this program. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

Members with questions may contact David Besbris, Director, Television Contracts, at david.besbris@sagaftra.org or (323) 634-8116.

Do Not Work Order for "The 206"

Attention all members: Please read the following important notice regarding the McKenna-Gottlieb Producers, Inc. program The 206.

SAG-AFTRA has issued a “no-contract, no-work” order for the program The 206, produced by McKenna-Gottlieb Producers, Inc. Neither this company nor any other producer associated with this production has yet to execute a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA. Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear as a guest on this program. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

Members with questions may contact Seattle Local Executive Director Brad Anderson at brad.anderson@sagaftra.org or (206) 282-2506.

Do Not Work Notice: Non-Union Program The Getaway

Attention all members: Please read the following important notice regarding the Esquire Network, Zero Point Zero Productions program The Getaway.

SAG-AFTRA has issued a "no-contract, no-work" order for the Esquire Network program The Getaway, produced by Zero Point Zero Productions Inc. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA. Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear as a guest on this program. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

Members with questions may contact David Besbris, Director, Television Contracts, at david.besbris@sagaftra.org or (323) 634-8116.

Do Not Work Notice: Non-Union Program Vampires in Virginia

Attention all members: Please read the following important notice regarding the INTEG Films, LLC. program Vampires in Virginia.
 
Please note that INTEG Films, LLC (the producer of the program currently in production entitled Vampires in Virginia) is not signatory to any SAG-AFTRA agreement. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA in spite of outreach from union staff to company representatives.
 
Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear as a guest on this film. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.
 
Members with questions may contact: Jane Love, Washington-Mid Atlantic Local Associate Executive Director, jane.love@sagaftra.org / (301) 657-2560 ext. 4859.

Do Not Work Notice: Non-Union Syndicated Show "Laughs"

Attention all members: Please read the following important notice regarding the Half Life Productions program Laughs.
 
SAG-AFTRA has issued a "no-contract, no-work" order for the first-run syndicated program Laughs, produced by Half Life Productions. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA.
 
Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear as a guest on this series. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.
 
Members with questions may contact David Besbris, Director, Television Contracts, at david.besbris@sagaftra.org or (323) 634-8116.

Do Not Work Order: Knife Fight

Attention All Members - please read the following important notice regarding Authentic Entertainment for Esquire Network

SAG-AFTRA has issued a "no-contract, no-work" order for the cable television series Knife Fight, produced by Authentic Entertainment for Esquire Network. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA.

Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear as a guest on this series. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.
 
Members with questions may contact: David Besbris, Director, Television Contracts, david.besbris@sagaftra.org / (323) 634-8116.

SAG-AFTRA Do Not Work Notice in Effect for 'TMZ'

Effective September 20, 2007, members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are advised that TMZ Productions Inc., Harvey Levin Productions Inc., and paraMedia inc.-producers of the syndicated TV series "TMZ"-are not signed to an AFTRA contract covering this program.

SAG-AFTRA members may NOT accept employment, including recording in-show and/or promotional announcements, on "TMZ" until and unless a fair contract between AFTRA and the producers is achieved. If you are contacted for employment on "TMZ", please contact David Besbris, Los Angeles Local Director of Television, 323.634.8116 (David.Besbris@sagaftra.org). All calls are confidential.