David White, National Executive Director for SAG-AFTRA attends Multicultural Motion Picture Association’s 2012 Diversity in Television and Film Panel
Beijing (June 26, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA and its more than 160,000 members around the world applaud the adoption of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. This treaty will, at long last, extend important economic and moral rights to actors and other audiovisual performers.
An agreement has been reached with Cimarron Productions, Inc. also known as The Cimarron Group regarding the unpaid compensation due to performers and the SAG pension and health contributions or AFTRA Health and Retirement contributions as applicable.
SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS MAY NOW PROVIDE SERVICES TO THIS COMPANY – PRE-PAYMENT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW WORK
Cimarron Productions, Inc. also known as The Cimarron Group is in default of its respective SAG and AFTRA Agreements for failure to make payments of compensation due to many performers as well as pension and health contributions due under the SAG Agreement and Health and Retirement contributions due under the AFTRA Agreement.
SAG-AFTRA MEMBERS MAY NOT PROVIDE SERVICES TO THIS COMPANY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
New York (June 19, 2012) —Roberta Reardon, co-president of SAG-AFTRA, was honored by the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO in recognition for her work as former AFTRA national president and on the SAG-AFTRA merger campaign with the NYC Central Labor Council’s Distinguished Service Award. Her award reads: “In recognition of decades of service to the Labor Movement and her inspired leadership in merging two powerful unions into a new, unique voice for working people.”
LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2012) — — Erin Griffin, chief information officer for SAG-AFTRA, was named CIO of the Year, Non-profit sector in the inaugural The Los Angeles Business Journal CIO/CTO Awards. The 2012 CIO Awards recognize the impact that Chief Information Officers' (CIOs) have on all aspects of business.
Last week, people of Seattle were gripped by a series of horrific and tragic shooting events throughout the city. The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local, the labor union that represents broadcasters, is proud of the union radio and TV journalists, both in front of and behind the camera or microphone, who were our eyes and ears during those heartbreaking days.
A coalition of entertainment unions and guilds believe that the latest round of productions selected to receive the California Film and Television Production Credits underscore the ongoing importance of the program. Based on information provided by these projects it is estimated that they will spend more than $683 million in California, including nearly $265 million in wages, and will employ an estimated 5,700 cast and crew members.