What: SAG-AFTRA National Agency staff will hold a bi-coastal educational seminar on general service agreements, or GSAs (i.e. the contracts that some agents have been using to represent our members instead of the standard SAG agency contracts). These GSA contracts are signed outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protection, and it is imperative that members have a working knowledge of what these contracts say before signing them—your professional future and your income may depend on it. This educational seminar will be especially helpful to any member having trouble making sense of the complicated legal language contained in the GSAs that their agents have provided them. We urge all SAG-AFTRA members to attend. The event will not be taped, nor will any kind of recording device be permitted.

When: There is only one meeting, held concurrently in LA and NY (members in New York will participate live, via videoconference). In Los Angeles, the meeting will be on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at 12-2:30 p.m. (PST). In New York, the meeting will be on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 3-5:30 (EST) (RSVP required*)

Where: In Los Angeles: James Cagney Board Room (ground floor), 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036. In New York: Eddie Cantor Room, 260 Madison Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016.

Who: The seminar will be conducted by the National Director/Sr. Counsel of Agency Relations, Zino Macaluso, in Los Angeles. Only members with valid SAG-AFTRA ID cards will be permitted entry to this event. No exceptions will be made.  We strongly encourage all members who attend to bring a notepad and pen or a laptop with them to these meetings. 

*RSVP: Performers interested in attending should immediately email the SAG-AFTRA agency mailbox at agency@sagaftra.org. Please write “SAG-AFTRA GSA Seminar—Reservation” in the subject line. Please also indicate if you are participating from Hollywood or New York to ensure your reservation is processed in a timely manner. Only those members who have received confirmation emails from SAG-AFTRA may attend, so please act quickly as seating is limited.

Questions about upcoming events should be directed to the SAG-AFTRA Agency Department at (323) 549-6745 (Los Angeles) or (212) 863-4207 (New York).  Any performer who has to cancel a reservation is asked to notify SAG-AFTRA immediately so that members on the waiting list may be contacted. Failure to do so may affect your ability to attend future GSA seminars. Thank you. 

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.


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