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Save the Date: Hollywood Division Annual Membership Meeting, Sunday, July 17

Don’t miss the Annual Hollywood Division Membership meeting on Sunday, July 17. Come share ideas, voice opinions, ask questions - Board members and staff will be present to provide answers. Visit committee tables, learn about member events and activities and sign-up for the speakers list for an opportunity to speak at the microphone during the open forum section of the meeting.
 
When: Sunday, July 17, 2011
10 a.m.–noon Member Caucus. Share ideas, voice opinions, ask questions.

4As "Do Not Work" Notice: FAME THE MUSICAL/Macao International Music Festival, Macao, China - UPDATE

Alert: FAME THE MUSICAL/Macao International Music Festival, Macao, China - UPDATE
Producers: Keith Marrapodi, Barkley Kalpak Associates
Director: Jeff Kalpak
Casting Director: Bess Fifer CSA

Please note that although this production is stating in some notices that it is "non-jurisdictional", the work falls directly in AEA's jurisdiction.

Temporary New York Division Office Closure Tuesday, May 24 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Filed in: Member Alert

Please note that the New York Division Screen Actors Guild office will be temporarily closed from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, due to an all-staff meeting.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.

SAG Applauds City, State Action on Unlawful Background Fees

Screen Actors Guild today voiced its support for actions by the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney and the State labor commissioner, which are cracking down on unlawful fees charged by background casting businesses.

In all, cease-and-desist letters were sent to 14 background casting companies on Wednesday, warning that requiring actors to pay a fee for access to work is a violation of California labor law. L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich sent the letters to background casting companies operating in the city, with the goal of achieving industry-wide compliance.

Important Information Regarding the SAG/AFTRA Non-Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Contract Referendum

On behalf of the Joint AFTRA/SAG Negotiating Committee and members of the National Board of Screen Actors Guild and the National Administration Committee of AFTRA, we are pleased to enclose for your ratification on the terms for successor agreements to the AFTRA and SAG Non-Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Contracts. These new agreements, if ratified by the joint memberships, will be effective as of May 1, 2011 and continue through April 30, 2014.

SAG National Board of Directors Unanimously Recommends Member Ratification of New Industrial and Education Contract


Announces Launch of Public Beta Test for New Online Application for Producers to Sign SAG New Media, Industrial, Student, Short and Ultra-Low Budget Agreements

SAG National Board of Directors Unanimously Establishes Merger Task Force; Adopts Successor Union Mission Statement

Filed in: Member Alert

Guild Task Force to work directly with AFTRA counterparts to develop formal merger plan for approval by National Boards in January 2012.

Los Angeles, (April 30, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today unanimously approved the creation of a Merger Task Force to work with their AFTRA counterparts in developing a formal plan to unite SAG and AFTRA members in one union.

The Presidents' Forum for One Union Listening Tour Comes to Boston and Returns to Hollywood and New York

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The SAG and AFTRA Presidents’ Forum for One Union has been holding Listening Tour meetings throughout the country to get input from members, and three additional dates have been set.

If you cannot attend, you can still share your thoughts by emailing oneunion@sag.org.

For more information about the Presidents’ Forum for One Union and the Listening Tour meetings, please visit http://www.sag.org/oneunion.