SAG and AMPTP to Begin Formal Bargaining April 15, 2008
Los Angeles (April 1, 2008)
– Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have agreed to begin formal negotiations Tuesday, April 15, 2008 , at 10:00 a.m. at AMPTP headquarters in Encino, CA.
“Now that we have concluded our Wages and Working Conditions process and the SAG National Board has approved our proposal package, we look forward to productive negotiations,” said Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Doug Allen.
Screen Actors Guild will have no further comment at this time.
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 actors who work in film, television, industrials, commercials, video games, music videos and other new media. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, you can visit SAG online at www.sag.org