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SAG-AFTRA Members Vote to Approve the 2014 TV/Theatrical Contracts

Members of SAG-AFTRA voted overwhelmingly to approve the 2014 TV/Theatrical Contracts. Members approved the new, three-year contracts covering theatrical, primetime, and basic cable television production under the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement and the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement by a vote of 92.12 percent to 7.88 percent. The new television

SAG-AFTRA Develops a Code of Ethics and Conduct for Talent Managers

Any SAG-AFTRA actor in the entertainment industry who currently works with a manager might want to pay attention to the new code of ethics and conduct that the union introduced on Tuesday. While the nine-page code is voluntary, SAG-AFTRA is taking a step to regulate talent managers who are not

Equity Wants You to Join in on the ‘Labor Day Tweet-a-Thon’

Starting today, Actors’ Equity Association will be retweeting their members’ tweets all weekend.  They are joined by American Rights at Work and the other entertainment unions: SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, Directors Guild of America (DGA), Writers Guild of America (WGA). Also joining in are the National Hockey League (NHL), National Football League

SAG-AFTRA Considering Two Amendments to Constitution

The board of SAG-AFTRA will be considering two amendments to the union’s constitution at next Saturday’s board meeting.  While one of those rules remains unknown, the second could change the way the acting union changes its recently adopted constitution. According to a confidential source who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter,

SAG-AFTRA Approves Contract for Commercials

After weeks of negotiating during a time when commercial actors have seen themselves working harder for less pay, members of SAG-AFTRA have strongly approved a new deals for acting for television and radio commercials.

Actors Sue SAG-AFTRA Claiming Mishandled Foreign Royalties Totaling $110 Million

Last fall a number of actors sent a letter to SAG-AFTRA that claimed that the union had not properly paid actors foreign royalty payments due to them for over a decade. SAG-AFTRA immediately dismissed the claim by pointing out that famed accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers audits the foreign royalty payments for the union.

Commercial Actors Working More for Less Pay

Oklahoma City actor Frank Crim has appeared in 150 commercials over a thirty-year career but only earns about $60,000 per year. Despite appearing on televisions regularly, he points out, “I still don’t make enough money to buy a house.

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