Please be advised that the New England Local Board has voted to increase the initiation fee for the New England Local from the current $1,518 to $1,800. The new local initiation fee of $1,800 will apply to all members who join the NE local on or after April 16, 2015. This information may be shared with prospective members at this time.Read More
Dear SAG-AFTRA New England Local Members,
Please remember that in order to receive For Your Consideration offers and voting information/materials for the 21st Annual SAG Awards, your November 2014 dues must be paid no later than December 1, 2014. Online payments are highly recommended to insure your eligibility, and can be done by registering/logging into your online profile at http://sagaftra.org; you can also update your contact information on the website.Read More
The 2014 to 2017 TV/Theatrical background rate cards are now available!
Members can request new rate card(s) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write “Theatrical Rate Cards” in the subject line, and include your name, the number of cards you would like, and your preferred mailing address. Please note: a maximum of 10 rate cards will be sent per member.
If you previously requested rate cards, please note that they have been sent out and you should be receiving them shortly.
Sent as a courtesy to The Actors Fund
The East LA Classic Theatre is seeking teaching artists to work in residencies in Lawrence, MA. The residencies are four days a week, two hours a day starting after Labor Day and ending Dec. 15. The company is particularly interested in teaching artists with experience in playwriting and production.Read More
As previously reported, SAG-AFTRA members voted overwhelmingly to approve the 2014 TV/Theatrical Contracts. The new theatrical rates, effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, are below.
Day Performer: $880
Daily Stunt Performer: $880
Weekly Performer: $3,053
Weekly Stunt Performer: $3,280
General Background: $152
Special Ability/Photo Double: $162
If you need additional rates, please call the office. Updated Background Rate Cards will be available next month.
The following link is to an article related to industry jobs in Mass. and is provided for informational purposes only. SAG-AFTRA has not verified the accuracy and no endorsement is implied.
Behind The Scenes, Mass. Film Crews Rise In The Ranks
August 6, 2014 - The Artery
Written By Andrea SheaRead More
July 16, 2014
Dear New England Member:
The New England Local Board and staff are very much aware of the questions and concerns surrounding the employment of background actors on Black Mass. We are vigilant when it comes to collective bargaining enforcement and we have taken this matter to the senior legal and contracts staff of SAG-AFTRA.Read More
Hello, film and TV scriptwriters – the Foundation would like to hear from you!
The Foundation Salon presents staged readings of film and TV scripts, featuring a cast of SAG-AFTRA members. We’re interested in well-written material that would appeal to a wide audience.
The MPC is looking for entries from members who have produced or directed short narrative works, released or completed within the past year.
From the entries received, one or more may be selected to be featured in an MPC Member Showcase at a future MPC Meeting. This would be presented with the film's producer or director.
While not a competitive selection, they cannot guarantee to show every submission.
Due to inclement weather in the New England area, the SAG-AFTRA New England Local will be closed today, Wednesday, Feb. 5.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.