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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.
 

SAG-AFTRA and Siegel+Gale Collaborate to Create a Brand Identity After Historic Merger

Filed in: Press & Media

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 1, 2014) – SAG-AFTRA® (www.sagaftra.org), the nation's largest union for actors, broadcasters, and recording artists, today launched a new brand identity and logo, developed in partnership with global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale (www.siegelgale.com).

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.