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New SAG-AFTRA Tentative Agreements Go to Members for Vote

LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA is mailing voting informational cards to approximately 137,000 members today as part of the ratification process for the recently negotiated TV/Theatrical contracts. The joint referendum requires a vote on the proposed pacts, the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement and the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement, covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production.

Joint AMPTP & SAG-AFTRA Statement

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) have jointly agreed to extend for a second day the current TV/Theatrical contracts, which are set to expire at midnight tonight. The extensions  will expire at midnight on July 2, 2014.

Negotiations will continue under the previously announced media blackout.

Joint AMPTP & SAG-AFTRA Release

SAG-AFTRA AND AMPTP EXTEND MOTION PICTURE AND
TELEVISION AGREEMENTS AND WILL
CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014

 
Citing Productive Negotiations, The Parties Agree to Continue Negotiations on Successor Film and Television Agreements
Media Blackout Remains in Effect

SAG-AFTRA Remembers Casey Kasem

SAG-AFTRA remembers the tremendous Casey Kasem, a DJ and television personality whose distinctive style and influential American Top 40 program changed broadcasting.

Kasem, who joined SAG in 1966 and AFTRA in 1979, also worked as a voice actor, perhaps most famously as the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo. His American Top 40, Casey’s Top 40 and his various other spin-off shows were staples of the American music scene, as was his signature sign-off line, “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”

SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Loss of SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient Ruby Dee

SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement on the death of actor, activist and SAG Life Achievement recipient Ruby Dee:

SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Ruby Dee, who died yesterday at the age of 91. The multitalented Dee distinguished herself as an actor, writer and activist and received the Life Achievement Award in 2000 with husband Ossie Davis. They were only the second husband-and-wife team to win the award, the other being Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in 1985. Dee was predeceased by Davis in 2005.

SAG-AFTRA Announces Tentative Agreement at KOIT-FM in San Francisco

LOS ANGELES (May 30, 2014) --- SAG-AFTRA is pleased to announce that it has reached a tentative agreement with Entercom Communications Corporation for members at top-performing San Francisco radio station 96.5 KOIT. The agreement, which is subject to ratification, was reached after the union launched a Save Local Radio social media campaign (www.savelocalradio.org/koit) to support its members in their effort for an acceptable contract.
 

SAG-AFTRA and SoundExchange Urge Union Members: Claim Your Digital Royalties

Filed in: Press & Media

LOS ANGELES (May 21, 2014) --- Media and entertainment union SAG-AFTRA and SoundExchange, the independent organization that collects and distributes royalties for the streaming of sound recordings on digital radio, have teamed up. Together they identified SAG-AFTRA members who may have a cumulative $2.3 million in unclaimed royalties for the use of their recordings from 2,500+ digital radio services.

AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA Announce Start of TV/Theatrical Negotiations

LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2014)  -- In a joint statement issued today, SAG-AFTRA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced they will commence negotiations on successor agreements to the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical contracts on Monday, May 5, 2014. The talks will take place at the AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, Calif.