As I’m sure you have heard, AFTRA reached a tentative agreement early Tuesday morning with the AMPTP for its Prime Time Exhibit A Contract, and we resumed our negotiations with the AMPTP for our TV/Theatrical Contract at 10 a.m. the same day.
Yesterday afternoon members of the AFTRA negotiating committee and staff gave our committee and staff a confidential briefing on their tentative deal. We are in the process of analyzing the AFTRA/AMPTP agreement and how it impacts our negotiations. We will continue to seek further clarifications regarding the agreement from both AFTRA and the AMPTP.
Meanwhile, our negotiating committee is working very hard in an effort to secure a fair contact for SAG members for television programs, motion pictures and new media formats. We are meeting with the AMPTP again today, and we’ll resume talks on Tuesday (the AMPTP has a pre-planned fundraiser to attend on Monday). Observers from our sister unions have been invited to all of our sessions and we thank them for their participation.
Please watch your email and the SAG website for updates. Feel free to contact the committee at Contract2008@sag.org
with your ideas, observations and comments.