IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR CHICAGO MEMBERS
To: All SAG-AFTRA Members who are currently represented by, or previously been affiliated with, Ford Talent Group, Inc. a/k/a Aria Talent
From: Zino Macaluso, National Director/Sr. Counsel, Agency Relations; Megan Capuano, Associate National Director, Agency Relations
Date: Jan. 31, 2013
Re: Surrender of the Ford Talent Group a/k/a Aria Talent
Please note that SAG-AFTRA has accepted the surrender of Ford Talent Group a/k/a Aria Talent’s franchise in both legacy SAG and legacy AFTRA’s jurisdiction, effective immediately on Jan. 31, 2013.
The effect of the surrender is as follows:
- No member of SAG-AFTRA may hereafter engage, use or deal through this agency.
- All contracts in force between this agency and the members of SAG-AFTRA are ipso facto and without further notice terminated except that the agency may retain and collect any commissions earned under said contracts prior to the surrender of franchise.
- Members shall not be under any obligation to pay commissions to the agent on any moneys earned by members after the termination of the agency contracts, even though such moneys are earned by members on employment contracts in existence at the date of termination of the agency contracts.
Please do not hesitate to contact either, Eric Chaudron, SAG-AFTRA Chicago Local Executive Director, at (312) 573-8081, or the SAG-AFTRA National Agency Department 323-549-6745, if you have any outstanding questions. Thank you.