SAG MEMBERS RECEIVE 50% OFF REGISTRATION
The Producers Guild of America (PGA) in association with the Association of Film Commissioners Int’l (AFCI) will hold the third annual PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE, June 3-5, 2011 at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA — the first time Disney has hosted a conference on its lot. For one weekend only, you will learn from the greatest producers in film, television and digital media. Session sign-up has begun and fills up fast!
Alert: FAME THE MUSICAL/Macao International Music Festival, Macao, China - UPDATE
Producers: Keith Marrapodi, Barkley Kalpak Associates
Director: Jeff Kalpak
Casting Director: Bess Fifer CSA
Please note that although this production is stating in some notices that it is "non-jurisdictional", the work falls directly in AEA's jurisdiction.
Los Angeles (May 26, 2011) – American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the following statement:
Hopefully by now, we all know that the work done by unions is valuable to all workers. Ever since Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin started his effort to strip public sector workers of certain bargaining rights, I have been paying close attention.
The process of unifying SAG and AFTRA into a new successor union continues to significantly move forward. The recent actions by the SAG and AFTRA National Boards to mount a collaborative effort to create an institution dedicated to protecting the interests of all media workers bring us closer to realizing the vision many members have tenaciously embraced for decades. Stay tuned as a structure is developed over the coming months and more details become available. We are finally, finally, seeing the light at the end of a very long tunnel.
As I talk with members about SAG and AFTRA becoming one union, a question I hear frequently is, “What’s going to happen to my benefits if we merge?”
Here’s an important fact: If you’ve earned a SAG pension, an AFTRA pension, or both, those benefits are protected by federal law and will not change if SAG and AFTRA merge. Whether it’s the vested pension you’re expecting in the future, or retirement benefits you’re already drawing, you will receive the money you’re counting on. It’s that simple.