Franchise Inactivation Encore Talent Agency Inc.

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Franchise Inactivation Encore Talent Agency Inc.


Date: May 6, 2013

To: All SAG-AFTRA Members who are currently represented by, or previously been affiliated with, the Encore Talent Agency Inc.

From:  Zino Macaluso, National Director/Sr. Counsel, Agency Relations

Megan Capuano, Associate National Director, Agency Relations

Re: Inactivation of the Encore Talent Agency, Inc.’s Legacy SAG and Legacy AFTRA franchises. 

Please note that SAG-AFTRA has inactivated the Legacy SAG and Legacy AFTRA franchises for Encore Talent Agency, Inc., effective immediately.

The effect of the inactivation is as follows:


No member of the 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.

If you have any outstanding questions please do not hesitate to contact Kathy Byrne, SAG-AFTRA Chicago Director of TV/TH Contracts at (312) 573-8081 or the National SAG-AFTRA Agency departments at either (323) 549-6745 or (212) 863-4305.

Thank you.