Message from SAG Interim National Executive Director David White and Chief Negotiator John T. McGuire

Message from SAG Interim National Executive Director David White and Chief Negotiator John T. McGuire

Dear Screen Actors Guild member,

On February 17 & 18, 2009, the SAG TV/Theatrical Negotiating Task Force and your staff negotiating team will meet with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) regarding our TV/Theatrical contract. We will engage in serious discussions in an effort to reach a fair, equitable agreement on your behalf. 

We have agreed with the AMPTP to refrain from negotiating in the press and have issued a joint statement announcing the talks, but we wanted to take this opportunity to advise you directly of these face-to-face meetings next week.

We appreciate your questions, comments and input and have been reviewing the hundreds of emails and correspondence you have sent to the Contract2009@sag.org mailbox as well as those comments expressed to many of us directly . Our membership clearly has a broad scope of opinions about the upcoming negotiations and we encourage you to continue to share your opinions with us and with the task force. Your insights and opinions are helpful and we are listening. 

Please check your inbox and the SAG website at SAG.org for updates as they become available.

In solidarity,


David White & John T. McGuire