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Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:50

The SAG-AFTRA Residuals Claims Department is one of the union’s most knowledgeable teams. Comprised of 14 diligent individuals, the department’s responsibility is to provide assistance to members, producers, distributors, payroll houses, agents, managers and attorneys who have questions regarding how residuals are paid for all theatrical, television and new media programs. When necessary, members of the staff file claims on behalf of performers when residuals appear to be owed.

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:32

SAG-AFTRA hosted an intimate and informative discussion examining legislative solutions to sexual harassment on March 1 at SAG-AFTRA Plaza. California state senators Hannah-Beth Jackson and Connie Leyva, two of the leaders in the effort to strengthen state laws regarding sexual harassment, were joined in the conversation by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris, National Board member Frances Fisher, SAG-AFTRA members Mira Sorvino and Rosanna Arquette, and Noreen Farrell, the executive director of Equal Rights Advocates, an organization that lobbies for equal opportunities for women.

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:23

The Los Angeles-based News & Broadcast staff is off to a great year serving SoCal broadcasters. Already, in 2018, it negotiated and achieved ratification of two three-year broadcast contracts, one for KPCC 89.3 and the other for KTLA5. KPCC’s deal included significant increases to minimum scales of no less than 8 percent, along with guaranteed increases, higher employer contribution to health plan premiums on behalf of employees with families, and other important gains in terms and conditions.

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:16

SAG-AFTRA National Board members Jon Huertas and Esai Morales, center, join on-air talent from Spanish Broadcasting System and SAG-AFTRA staff on April 5 to deliver a petition, signed by an overwhelming majority of the bargaining unit, that asked for fair and livable wages and no pay cuts. After a year and a half of bargaining, SBS’ current wage proposal calls for a 12.5-percent wage cut across the board. Show your support by signing up at sagaftra.org/sbsla for updates.

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 16:03

When asked about the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory, many members have the same response: “The what?” With over 3,000 enrolled members, the Conservatory offers small-group craft-based classes, resources, social events and exclusive access to auditions for student film projects — all for the low membership fee of $45 per year and just $25 for young performers (ages 6–17).

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:09

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin, center, join The Young and the Restless cast members, including Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, Daniel Goddard, Christel Khalil, L.A. Local Board member Kate Linder, Christian LeBlanc, Camryn Grimes and Bryton James in celebrating the show’s 45th anniversary at SAG-AFTRA Plaza on April 4. Also in attendance was the show’s head writer, Mal Young. Cast members recalled the greatest moments and behind-the-scenes tales from TV’s No. 1 daytime drama.

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:58

The SAG-AFTRA Radio Plays Committee began the year with back-to-back theatrical live readings of scenes from two classic radio shows, Candy Matson, a rare program revolving around a female P.I., and My Favorite Husband, a comedy that would later evolve into TV’s I Love Lucy. The performance took place at the Autry Museum of the American West on Feb. 15.

Top photo: Candy Matson cast