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SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors Approves TV/Theatrical Negotiations Proposals Package

Filed in: Press & Media

Conducts Other Business During Two-Day Board Plenary

LOS ANGELES (April 13, 2014) --- The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in a face-to-face plenary in Los Angeles, unanimously approved proposals for the upcoming TV/Theatrical – Exhibit A negotiations. As per custom and practice, the proposal package is confidential and will not be released.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard will chair the TV/Theatrical contracts negotiations and SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White is the union’s chief negotiator.

SAG-AFTRA Launches Save Local Radio Campaign for KOIT San Francisco Staff

Filed in: Press & Media

SAN FRANCISCO (April 5, 2014) --- SAG-AFTRA has launched a Save Local Radio campaign to support members fighting for a better contract at top-performing San Francisco radio station 96.5 KOIT.

Ad-ID Becomes Industry Standard for Union-Signed Commercials

LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2014) — As part of the Commercials Contracts negotiated last year between SAG-AFTRA and advertisers, all ads made under a union contract must now incorporate Ad-ID.

Ad-ID is technology that allows ads to be tracked across all media. The Web-based system generates unique identifying codes and stores standardized descriptive data that allows ads to be tracked and measured across all media. Under the agreement, the deadline for mandatory adoption of Ad-ID into union-signed commercials was March 31.

SAG-AFTRA Sets Date for Next Educational Member Meeting on Personal Managers Code of Ethics and Conduct

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2014) — In its continuing efforts to educate members about the recently released Personal Managers Code of Ethics and Conduct, SAG-AFTRA held its first bicoastal seminar on the agreement, receiving positive comments (examples below) from a capacity crowd of more than 300 members on the importance of the new code and the overall need to regulate personal managers.

SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie & SAG Foundation Head to Austin for SXSW 2014

Groups sponsor official SXSW music showcase, film panel, film reception
and trade show booth for festival-goers and a full day of workshops for
regional SAG-AFTRA actors, March 9-13

SAG-AFTRA Presents Music Showcase at SXSW, March 11

Filed in: Event, Press & Media

LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2014) – Entertainment and media union SAG-AFTRA is partnering with South by Southwest (SXSW), the world’s leading music industry event, for a six-hour music showcase on March 11 featuring up-and-coming artists, including Wardell and Hudson.

SAG-AFTRA Sound Recordings and SXSW present The Show at Buffalo Billiards, taking place 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on March 11 at 201 E. 6th St. in Austin, during the annual SXSW Music Festival. The event is for ages 21 and over only.

SAG-AFTRA’s First-Ever Personal Manager Code of Ethics and Conduct Ready for Signing

LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA has finalized its Personal Manager Code of Ethics and Conduct, a voluntary agreement that is designed to promote honest and ethical relationships between the union’s members and the managers they choose to represent them.

As a sign of commitment to its burgeoning relationship with the personal management community, SAG-AFTRA’s Agency Relations Department is now known as the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department.

California Film & Television Production Alliance Statement on Introduction of AB 1839

Filed in: Press & Media

California (February 19, 2014) – On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy California film and television industry, we welcome the introduction of AB 1839.