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LOS ANGELES (May 2, 2008) – Screen Actors Guild reached an agreement with producers of non-broadcast, educational and industrial material Wednesday for an 18-month extension to the 2005 Producers-Screen Actors Guild Codified Industrial and Educational Contract.

This contract covers performers rendering on-camera and voiceover services in sales programs, educational and training videos, informational and promotional messages heard over the telephone or in stores, and other projects that are exhibited outside of the traditional broadcast arena.

“SAG members working these Industrial contracts can feel good that they have achieved significant gains without an interruption in work,” said SAG President Alan Rosenberg.

The deal includes a 3 percent general rate increase and a .5 percent increase in the contribution rates into the union’s Pension and Health fund, equaling the Commercials contract rate of 14.8 percent.

The 18-month extended pact becomes effective May 1, 2008, when the current contract expires, and remains effective until October 31, 2009.
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