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SAG-AFTRA National Board Approves Tentative Agreement with AMPTP and Recommends Ratification

Filed in: Contracts

National Network Code Negotiating Committee Approved

Los Angeles and New York (July 12, 2014) – The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) National Board of Directors met today in a one-day videoconference plenary and overwhelmingly approved the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers at midnight on July 4. With the board’s approval, the deal now goes to the union’s membership for ratification.

A Message from Ken Howard and David White

Dear Member,

We are pleased to announce that last night we reached a tentative agreement in our TV/Theatrical Contract negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

Joint AMPTP & SAG-AFTRA Statement

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.

Support the Federal Shield Law and Contact Your Representatives

Filed in: Member Alert

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.

Joint AMPTP & SAG-AFTRA Release

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

July 4th Holiday Office Closure

Filed in: Member Alert

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 Casey Kasem

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.”