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AFTRA National Board Approves Resolution to Facilitate Creation of One New Successor Union

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (Jan. 22, 2011) – The National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) met today by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York and overwhelmingly passed a resolution formally authorizing AFTRA leadership to continue working with Screen Actors Guild in the Presidents’ Forum for One Union and its “Listening Tour” between now and the Board’s next regular meeting on May 14.

Additional Film Added to iTunes Screening Program

Filed in: SAG Awards

The Social Network has been added to the iTunes screening program as a free HD download for eligible SAG Awards voters, redeemable by visiting a special SAG member-only Sony website. This is in addition to the films already available for download:
 
127 Hours
Black Swan
Conviction
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
Rabbit Hole

Initiation Fee Loans Now Available for New Members

Filed in: Member Alert

New Screen Actors Guild members are now eligible for low-interest rate initiation fee loans when joining the Guild.

SAG and AFTRA Members Ratify New TV and Film Agreements

Los Angeles (January 14, 2011) – In national voting completed today, members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild voted overwhelmingly to approve a new, three-year contract covering theatrical and television production under the Producer-Screen Actors Guild Basic Agreement and Television Agreement, Exhibit A to the AFTRA Network Television Code and the CW Supplement, which applies to both unions.

Additional Screenings Available to SAG Awards Voting Members

Filed in: SAG Awards

The following films have been added to the iTunes screening program. These films will be available on iTunes as a free HD download redeemable by visiting special SAG member only studio hosted websites. All films can be downloaded on iTunes and viewed on an iPad, Mac or PC, or on an HDTV with Apple TV. Please note, if you do not already have iTunes on your computer, you will need to download it and register for an iTunes account (there is no cost to register or to download iTunes).  In order to access these free rental downloads, your Nov. 2010 dues must have been paid by Dec.

Updated Information for Members Viewing SAG Awards® Nominated Films

Filed in: SAG Awards

As many of you know, for the first time, several films with SAG Award nominations are being offered to members via a free iTunes download rental. Though we are happy with the positive response from most of our members, the SAG Awards production staff has been overwhelmed with questions. As with any new program, there are bound to be unforeseen issues. Please know we are working diligently to answer those questions as quickly as possible. We are also discussing the free iTunes rental download possibility with other studios.

UPDATED Alert: 4As "Do Not Work" Notice - THRILLER LIVE

Producer: Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Music - Mark Strange, Manager, Adrian Grant for Key Concerts

AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for this production, and does not have an Exchange Agreement for the West End production.

AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members may NOT accept employment in this production without an Equity contract or an Exchange Agreement.