It has come to the union’s attention that puppeteers are being required to sign "Stunt Puppeteer" contracts on productions where these principal performers are being hired to perform only puppeteering work as contemplated by the SAG-AFTRA Basic Agreement.
Puppeteers are hereby advised that they should refuse to execute these contracts unless they are being hired to perform stunt work and should insist on customary principal performer contracts. Puppeteers should also notify SAG-AFTRA when this occurs.
In the event a producer refuses to reissue the appropriate contracts, puppeteers should advise producers to contact the union to discuss the matter.
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