LOS ANGELES (July 4, 2014)
LOS ANGELES (July 4, 2014)
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.
Thousands of SAG-AFTRA members are working journalists and they need to know that they will not be compelled to reveal the confidential sources they depend on to cover important news stories. Without a federal shield law, reporters face dire penalties, including imprisonment and/or severe fines, for upholding their professional code of ethics to report news in the public interest.
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
In recognition of the July 4th holiday, SAG-AFTRA offices will be closed on Friday, July 4. Offices will re-open on Monday, July 7.
Happy Independence Day!
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 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 celebrates the life of member Ann B. Davis, who has died at the age of 88. Davis, best known for her role as Alice on the 1970s ABC comedy "The Brady Bunch," served as a national board member of Screen Actors Guild from 1958 to 1963, during the SAG presidencies of Ronald Reagan, Howard Keel and George Chandler.