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.
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.
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.
Late Screen Actors Guild president, World War II veteran, political activist and Academy Award-winner Charlton Heston will be honored in a new postage stamp from the United States Postal Service. The stamp will be the third featuring a SAG president.
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.On Thursday, SAG-AFTRA launched "www.savelocalradio.org/koit" to encourage Bay Area listeners and the public to support the five-member bargaining unit at the station, which is owned by Pennsylvania-based broadcasting company Entercom.
SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of Television Academy President and COO Lucy Hood who died Wednesday following a battle with cancer. Lucy was a thought leader and a passionate supporter of the industry, and SAG-AFTRA is proud to have been able to work with her and the Television Academy as a partner organization. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lucy's family, co-workers and friends.
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.