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SAG and AFTRA Joint Board Recommends Ratification of Contracts

JOINT NATIONAL BOARD OF AFTRA AND SCREEN ACTORS GUILD APPROVES TENTATIVE TELEVISION AND MOTION PICTURE CONTRACTS AND RECOMMENDS RATIFICATION

Los Angeles (December 4, 2010) – The Joint National Board of Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today overwhelmingly approved the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on November 7 – a deal which it is now recommending to the respective union memberships.

A Message From President Howard: Support Our Troops This Holiday Season

Filed in: Member Alert

Dear Fellow SAG Member:

Right now, more than 140,000 American troops are deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, spending the holidays far away from home. Connecting with their loved ones by phone will make all the difference at this special time, and I'm asking you to join me in helping them do just that.

Screen Actors Guild Connects Soldiers With Home This Holiday Season

Filed in: Member Alert

Los Angeles (November 22, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild, in partnership with Project: Hollywood Cares, announced today the "A Touch of Home From Hollywood" program supporting U.S. troops this holiday season.

Member Alert: Procedures for Re-issuance of Returned MGM Residuals Checks

Filed in: Member Alert

On November 3, 2010, MGM filed a voluntary bankruptcy petition with the United States Bankruptcy Court. Due to technical issues relating to the bankruptcy process, MGM bank accounts were briefly frozen for a period spanning November 3 and November 4, 2010. During this period, MGM checks were not honored upon deposit and therefore may have bounced. The company intends to honor all past and future obligations arising under Guild collective bargaining agreements, and is already taking steps to do so, even while in bankruptcy.   

SAG Reaches Tentative Agreements on Basic Cable and Animation Contracts

Screen Actors Guild Reaches Tentative Agreements for Successor Contracts to the Basic Cable Live Action, Basic Cable Animation and TV Animation Contracts

Screen Actors Guild today announced that tentative agreements were reached on Wednesday, November 10, on new, three-year contracts covering basic cable live action, basic cable animation and television animation productions.

The current contracts expire on June 30, 2011, and the new three-year agreement will be effective from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2014.

4As "Do Not Work" Notice: GIRL TALK - THE MUSICAL/GIRLS NIGHT - THE MUSICAL

Producer: Entertainment Events, Inc.

AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for GIRL TALK - THE MUSICAL.

AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members may NOT accept employment in this production without an Equity contract.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-Equity work.

Screen Actors Guild – AFTRA Presidents’ Forum for One Union Meets in Los Angeles

Los Angeles (October 22, 2010) - Representatives of the AFTRA and Screen Actors Guild Presidents’ Forum for One Union met last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles to begin joint discussions about uniting to form a single union.

Join Your Fellow Screen Actors Guild Members at the 2010 National Membership Meeting, Sunday, October 24

Filed in: Member Alert

Screen Actors Guild 2010 National Membership Meeting, Sunday, October 24

When: Sunday, October 24, 2010
1-2 p.m. - Membership mixer with national board and staff, visit committee tables, learn about member events and activities, sign-up for the speakers list for an opportunity to speak at the microphone during the open forum section of meeting, register for SAG.org  and iActor®.