Notice To Members Regarding Philadelphia Franchised Agents

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Notice To Members Regarding Philadelphia Franchised Agents

The SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Board of Directors has voted to terminate the website waiver that permitted franchised agents in the Philadelphia Local to charge a yearly fee to performers for including photos/resumes on their website. All Philadelphia agents have been advised that this termination will go into effect on June 1, 2014.

Therefore, as of June 1, 2014 franchised agents may no longer charge members (or non-members) a fee for posting or maintaining pictures or resumes on any website for work in areas where SAG-AFTRA has exercised jurisdiction.

As a reminder, any union member who engages the services of an agent in the Philadelphia area is required to secure an agent franchised by SAG-AFTRA.

Choosing to be represented by any other agent may place you in violation of Union rules and subject you to potential disciplinary action.

If you are not sure about the status of your agent, please contact the union office at (215) 732-0507 for assistance.