First Major SAG-AFTRA Contracts Overwhelmingly Approved with 96 Percent of Vote

New Three-Year Commercials Contracts Effective Retroactive to April 1, 2013

Start: 05/31/2013 - 6:00pm
End: 06/03/2013 - 11:59pm

In order to further diversity initiatives in film, SAG-AFTRA and the Asian American Film Lab, Inc. have entered into an agreement designed to help SAG-AFTRA members compete in the 72 Hour Shootout™ competition. New York SAG-AFTRA members can now participate in these films this weekend!

When: 6 p.m. - Friday, May 31 - The Official 72 Hour Shootout Launch Party!
Saturday, June 1 – Monday, June 3 – the 2013 72 Hour Shootout Commences

Start: 05/30/2013 - 12:47pm
End: 06/08/2013 - 11:59pm

As part of its ongoing commitment to diversity, NBCUniversal will hold auditions for actors wishing to be considered for the NBC Scene Showcase this coming September in New York. The showcase will feature actors, writers and directors of diverse backgrounds, including LGBT actors and Performers with Disabilities.
Selected participants will perform for NBC Entertainment executives and casting directors, talent agents, managers, as well as other industry professionals.

Vote Online for Commercials Contracts by Friday, May 31, 5 p.m PT

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SAG-AFTRA has negotiated its first major contracts as a new union — the Commercials Contracts — and voting must be completed by 5 p.m. PDT, Friday, May 31, 2013. Member leaders believe they have secured substantial gains for members working in commercials: If approved, the contracts will result in $238 million in wage increases and other payments for all categories of performers, improvements in cable use fees, increases in payments for work on the Internet and new media platforms, and an increase in the late payment fee.