We need your voice.
Help protect our union and your fellow SAG-AFTRA members by recording a short video about the importance of standing up for our historic and established jurisdiction.
Tell AEA how you feel in two easy steps:
- Record a short video (under 45 seconds) of yourself encouraging Actors’ Equity (AEA) to play fair and respect SAG-AFTRA’s jurisdiction.
- Post your video on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #sagaftramembers and #PlayFairAEA and #WeMakeStreaming. Also tag @sagaftra and @ActorsEquity
We will retweet or share as many videos as we can.
Not sure what to say?
Here are some ideas. We suggest picking one point you feel passionate about.
- Jurisdiction is the heart and soul of our union. SAG-AFTRA must protect its jurisdiction, its current members and the past members who fought to establish it. I stand with my union and my fellow SAG-AFTRA members. Play Fair, AEA.
- SAG-AFTRA’s jurisdiction is clear. SAG-AFTRA covers performances for recorded and broadcast media in all their forms. AEA is trying to undermine that established jurisdiction. It’s not right and it’s not OK. Play Fair, AEA.
- Hey AEA, SAG-AFTRA wants to help. The union is willing to give you a temporary waiver during this difficult time. You have the latest draft. Why won’t you accept this waiver? Play Fair, AEA.
- I stand with SAG-AFTRA and I stand with my fellow members. My union is trying to do the right thing during a very difficult time. SAG-AFTRA is willing to grant a temporary waiver during the pandemic. But AEA must recognize our clear and established jurisdiction. Do the right thing and play fair, AEA.
- Keep it short. 45 seconds or less works best.
- Keep it simple. This doesn’t need to be perfect. Just choose a message you feel passionate about.
- Your audience is AEA (Actors’ Equity). Tell AEA leadership how you feel about their decision to undermine your union’s jurisdiction and potentially harm SAG-AFTRA contracts in the future.
Simple tips for recording:
- If possible, have someone else film with the camera on the back of the phone. The front-facing (selfie) camera is lower quality but also works.
- Hold the phone horizontally (wide, not tall) unless you plan to post to Instagram Stories.
- For your background and clothing, avoid logos, pictures and art that could be copyrighted.
- Choose a quiet location and stay close to the phone.
- Face a light source like a window or lamp. Shooting under ceiling lights or the mid-day sun can create strong shadows.