SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors Approves TV/Theatrical Negotiations Proposals Package

Filed in: Press & Media

Conducts Other Business During Two-Day Board Plenary

LOS ANGELES (April 13, 2014) --- The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in a face-to-face plenary in Los Angeles, unanimously approved proposals for the upcoming TV/Theatrical – Exhibit A negotiations. As per custom and practice, the proposal package is confidential and will not be released.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard will chair the TV/Theatrical contracts negotiations and SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White is the union’s chief negotiator.

Postage Stamp to Honor Former SAG President Charlton Heston

Filed in: Event, History

Late Screen Actors Guild president, World War II veteran, political activist and Academy Award-winner Charlton Heston will be honored in a new postage stamp from the United States Postal Service. The stamp will be the third featuring a SAG president.

SAG-AFTRA Launches Save Local Radio Campaign for KOIT San Francisco Staff

Filed in: Press & Media

SAN FRANCISCO (April 5, 2014) --- SAG-AFTRA has launched a Save Local Radio campaign to support members fighting for a better contract at top-performing San Francisco radio station 96.5 KOIT.

SAG-AFTRA Presents Music Showcase at SXSW, March 11

Filed in: Event, Press & Media

LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2014) – Entertainment and media union SAG-AFTRA is partnering with South by Southwest (SXSW), the world’s leading music industry event, for a six-hour music showcase on March 11 featuring up-and-coming artists, including Wardell and Hudson.

SAG-AFTRA Sound Recordings and SXSW present The Show at Buffalo Billiards, taking place 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on March 11 at 201 E. 6th St. in Austin, during the annual SXSW Music Festival. The event is for ages 21 and over only.

SAG-AFTRA’s First-Ever Personal Manager Code of Ethics and Conduct Ready for Signing

LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA has finalized its Personal Manager Code of Ethics and Conduct, a voluntary agreement that is designed to promote honest and ethical relationships between the union’s members and the managers they choose to represent them.

As a sign of commitment to its burgeoning relationship with the personal management community, SAG-AFTRA’s Agency Relations Department is now known as the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department.

Start: 03/08/2014 - 12:30pm
End: 03/08/2014 - 5:00pm

Learn What to Expect at a Gig from the Professionals
 
SAG-AFTRA Portland Local presents Life on Set 101, a free event featuring industry experts highlighting the basics of working a job – from pre-production to day-of and post-production. As an added BONUS EVENT: Working America will present a hands-on workshop following Life on Set 101 to provide assistance in and information about signing up for health insurance through Cover Oregon.
 
When: 12:30-5 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014
 

Member Alert: Tax Time - Tracking Down W2s

Filed in: Member Alert

SAG-AFTRA does not issue W2 tax forms. Instead, members receive them from the companies they've worked for. If members need to contact a studio or payroll house directly to change their listed address or ask questions about W2 tax forms, here is the contact info for some of the major studios and payroll houses (including union contacts):
 
Cast & Crew Payroll, Inc.:
Main Number: (818) 848-6022
 

SAG-AFTRA Celebrates the Life of Shirley Temple Black

Filed in: In Memoriam

Los Angeles, (Feb. 11, 2014) -- Shirley Temple Black, the 42nd Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement honoree, died Monday at the age of 85. Black captivated the world as no other child star has done before or since, and then went on to serve her country as an eminent diplomat over more than three decades.

Important Negotiations Meeting for Dancers in Los Angeles

Filed in: Contracts

Topic: Dancers Caucus

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb.13, 2014

Where: SAG-AFTRA
James Cagney Boardroom
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated.

Important Negotiations Meeting for Performance Capture Actors in Los Angeles

Filed in: Contracts

All SAG-AFTRA members who work the TV/Theatrical-Exhibit A Contracts are invited to attend this caucus. The TV/Theatrical-Exhibit A contracts expire on June 30, 2014. This caucus is open to all paid-up members, and participation will be limited only by fire rules. Come early and bring your membership card for admittance (paid thru April 30, 2014).

TOPIC: PERFORMANCE CAPTURE

WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.