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Mon, 03/23/2015 - 14:49

Dear Massachusetts member,

As you know, Governor Charlie Baker has filed a bill (H.62) to eliminate the state’s film tax incentive.

The Legislature is holding a hearing on this bill on Tuesday, March 31.  Your state Legislators need to hear from you NOW before debate on this bill begins.  

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Wed, 03/11/2015 - 14:13

Dear SAG-AFTRA New England Member: 

As you may know, the Governor of Massachusetts has proposed to eliminate the film tax credit. I wanted to share with you an update on where we are. 

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Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:16

On behalf of the more than 1,900 members of Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) that live and work in Massachusetts, we strongly support the Massachusetts film and TV tax credit. It creates jobs and it drives economic activity in the state, especially for the myriad of small businesses that support production in Massachusetts.

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Fri, 02/20/2015 - 12:06

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.

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Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:35

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.

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Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:53

The 2014 to 2017 TV/Theatrical background rate cards are now available!

Members can request new rate card(s) by emailing newengland@sagaftra.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.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:25

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.  

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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:22

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
Stand-In: $171

If you need additional rates, please call the office.  Updated Background Rate Cards will be available next month.

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:02

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 Shea

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Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:29

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.

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