Do Not Work Notices

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Do Not Work Notice: SLAM

Please note that the program SLAM, produced in Miami, FL by Cinema Giants, Inc. is not signatory to any SAG-AFTRA agreement. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA in spite of outreach from union staff to company representatives.

Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear on any episode in this series. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

Please check with SAG-AFTRA as to the signatory status of any other English-language program produced by Cinema Giants before accepting employment on that program.

For more information, contact Director, Television Contracts David Besbris at david.besbris@sagaftra.org or (323) 634-8116.

Actors Equity Do Not Work Notice: Magic Mike Live

Please be advised that “Magic Mike Live” at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas is not signed to an Actors Equity contract. For more information, or if you are offered employment on this production, please contact Flora Stamatiades at either flora@actorsequity.org or (212) 869-8530, extension 419.

Do Not Work Order: Interactive Strike

Please be advised that as of 12:01 a.m. PT on Friday, Oct. 21, SAG-AFTRA is on strike against the following video game employers with regard to all games that went into production after Feb. 17, 2015: ​

  • Activision Publishing, Inc.
  • Blindlight, LLC
  • Corps of Discovery Films
  • Disney Character Voices, Inc.
  • Electronic Arts Productions, Inc.
  • Formosa Interactive, LLC
  • Insomniac Games, Inc.
  • Interactive Associates, Inc.
  • Take 2 Interactive Software
  • VoiceWorks Productions, Inc.
  • WB Games, Inc.

Please click here for a list of video games to strike. SAG-AFTRA members are reminded that accepting employment on any of these games is in violation of the National Board's strik order.

Click here for the official strike notice and click here for a flyer about the strike.

Do Not Work Order for GAP Digital

Please read the following important notice regarding GAP Digital in Wheaton, IL:

SAG-AFTRA has been actively engaged in organizing in the area of audiobooks for the last several years. In fact the union has organized more than 30 audiobook producers and publishers since 2008, including the largest of the independent audiobook publishers across the country.

GAP Digital approached SAG-AFTRA to bargain an audiobook agreement, but negotiations broke down when GAP declared that it only wanted the collective bargaining agreement to apply in limited circumstances. The company negotiator, in a written communication to SAG-AFTRA Audiobook staff, stated there was "zero upside" to a contract with SAG-AFTRA that applied to all of their audiobook productions.

The company responded to advisories that SAG-AFTRA staff would have no choice but to seek a "no contract, no work" order against GAP Digital with a refusal to engage in further dialogue.

As such, with the unanimous support of the SAG-AFTRA Audiobook Steering Committee, and in consultation with professional narrators across the country, the Executive Committee of the National Board of Directors has voted unanimously to issue a “no contract, no work” order against GAP Digital. 

Therefore SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work as an audiobook narrator for GAP Digital until such time as GAP becomes signatory to a SAG-AFTRA agreement, and that violation of such order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

Actors’ Equity Association is also being asked to support SAG-AFTRA in this effort by advising its members not to accept work as audiobook narrators for GAP Digital in accordance with Article X(1)(f)(1) of the Bylaws of Actors’ Equity Association.

For questions about this notice, please contact Jane Love at jane.love@sagaftra.org or Richard Larkin at richard.larkin@sagaftra.org.

ACTORS EQUITY DO NOT WORK NOTICE: "THE OCTONAUTS"

Actors Equity has issued a “no work” order for the non-Equity touring production entitled The Octonauts by Jonathan Shank, Red Light Management. SAG-AFTRA Rule 9 prohibits SAG-AFTRA members from working on such productions. Thus, accepting employment on this play could lead to discipline.
For more information, click here

Actors Equity Do Not Work Notice: "Madea on the Run"

Actors Equity has issued a “no work” order for the touring production entitled Madea on the Run by Tyler Perry Productions.

SAG-AFTRA Rule 9 prohibits SAG-AFTRA members from working on such productions. Thus, accepting employment on this play could lead to discipline.

For more information, contact David Besbris at david.besbris@sagaftra.org, (323) 634-8116 or click here.

Do Not Work Order for Audiomedia Productions

Audiomedia Productions is a New York City-based company that produces audiobooks. Audiomedia Productions was signed to an agreement with SAG-AFTRA from 2012 to 2015. Prior to the expiration of the agreement, it ceased producing audiobooks. Sometime in early 2017, SAG-AFTRA was advised by several members that the company had resumed producing audiobooks and had approached them to work for it. SAG-AFTRA staff reached out to negotiate an agreement, but the company refused to engage in collective bargaining. The company was advised in writing that SAG-AFTRA staff would have no choice but to seek a “no contract, no work” order since it had refused to bargain.

As such, with the unanimous support of the SAG-AFTRA Audiobook Steering Committee, the Executive Committee of the SAG-AFTRA National Board has voted unanimously to issue a “no contract, no work” order against Audiomedia Productions. 

Therefore SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work with Audiomedia Productions until such time as it becomes signatory to a SAG-AFTRA agreement and that violation of such order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

Actor’s Equity Association is also being asked to support SAG-AFTRA in this effort by advising its members not to accept work as audiobook narrators for Audiomedia Productions in accordance with Article X(1)(f)(1) of the Bylaws of Actors’ Equity Association. 

For questions about this notice, please contact Jane Love at jane.love@sagaftra.org or Richard Larkin at richard.larkin@sagaftra.org.

 

Do Not Work Order for Zero Mile Media

Zero Mile Media is an Atlanta, Georgia-based company that produces audio drama podcasts. Upon learning that Zero Mile Media had approached SAG-AFTRA members to work for it, SAG-AFTRA staff reached out to negotiate an agreement. There was one negotiating session but no agreement was reached. The company was advised in the meeting and in writing that SAG-AFTRA staff would have no choice but to seek a “no contract, no work” order if an agreement was not reached. 

As such, with the unanimous support of the SAG-AFTRA Audiobook Steering Committee, the Executive Committee of the SAG-AFTRA National Board has voted unanimously to issue a “no contract, no work” order against Zero Mile Media. 

Therefore SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work with Zero Mile Media until such time as it becomes signatory to a SAG-AFTRA agreement and that violation of such order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution. 

Actor’s Equity Association is also being asked to support SAG-AFTRA in this effort by advising its members not to accept work as audiobook narrators for Zero Mile Media in accordance with Article X(1)(f)(1) of the Bylaws of Actors’ Equity Association. 

For questions about this notice, please contact Jane Love at jane.love@sagaftra.org or Richard Larkin at richard.larkin@sagaftra.org.

 

Do Not Work Notice: I Am Frankie

Please note that the program I Am Frankie, produced in Miami, FL by Paradiso Pictures, in conjunction with New International Mix, a Viacom International company, for exhibition on Nickelodeon is not signatory to any SAG-AFTRA agreement. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA in spite of outreach from union staff to company representatives.

Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear on any episode in this series. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

Please check with SAG-AFTRA as to the signatory status of any other English-language program produced by Paradiso Pictures or New International Mix for exhibition on Nickelodeon or other Viacom basic cable networks before accepting employment on that program.

For more information, contact Director, Television Contracts David Besbris at david.besbris@sagaftra.org or (323) 634-8116.

Do Not Work Notice: Motion Picture Simran

Please be advised that Jar Pictures or Vishesh Agrawal (its representative), the producer of the non-union theatrical motion picture Simran, which is shooting in the Atlanta area, is not signatory to a SAG-AFTRA agreement. As such, SAG-AFTRA members are reminded that accepting employment on Simran is in violation of Global Rule One.

Members with questions may contact Atlanta Local Executive Director Melissa Goodman at Melissa.Goodman@sagaftra.org or (404) 239-0131.

Do Not Work Notice: Sins

Please be advised that Unfiltered Dreams Productions, the producer of the new media series Sins, has not completed the signatory process with SAG-AFTRA and, as such, SAG-AFTRA members are hereby instructed to withhold any acting services for this production until further notice. Please note that accepting employment on Sins may be considered a violation of Global Rule One.

Members with questions may contact Manager, Television Contracts Caroline Coderoni at Caroline.Coderoni@sagaftra.org.

An Important Notice Regarding Producer Cess Silvera’s Series Top Shottas

Please note that Cess Silvera, the producer of the series entitled Top Shottas, scheduled to begin production soon in Miami, is not signatory to any SAG-AFTRA agreement. This producer has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA in spite of outreach from union staff to company representatives. 

Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear on any episode in this series. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.

For more information, contact Leslie Krensky, South Region Director, Contracts and Operations at leslie.krensky@sagaftra.org or (305) 663-7077.

Do Not Work Notice: Non-Union Syndicated Show "Laughs"

Attention all members: Please read the following important notice regarding the Half Life Productions program Laughs.
 
SAG-AFTRA has issued a "no-contract, no-work" order for the first-run syndicated program Laughs, produced by Half Life Productions. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA.
 
Therefore, all SAG-AFTRA members are hereby informed that no member may accept work or appear as a guest on this series. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.
 
Members with questions may contact David Besbris, Director, Television Contracts, at david.besbris@sagaftra.org or (323) 634-8116.

SAG-AFTRA Do Not Work Notice in Effect for 'TMZ'

Effective September 20, 2007, members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are advised that TMZ Productions Inc., Harvey Levin Productions Inc., and paraMedia inc.-producers of the syndicated TV series "TMZ"-are not signed to an AFTRA contract covering this program.

SAG-AFTRA members may NOT accept employment, including recording in-show and/or promotional announcements, on "TMZ" until and unless a fair contract between AFTRA and the producers is achieved. If you are contacted for employment on "TMZ", please contact David Besbris, Los Angeles Local Director of Television, 323.634.8116 (David.Besbris@sagaftra.org). All calls are confidential.