SAG-AFTRA & Equity News
SAG-AFTRA & Equity News
While the Oscars are generally considered the most prestigious awards in film, for actors the Screen Actors Guild Award also have special significance. Unfortunately for the actors in Fox Searchlight’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, because the low-budget film was not produced by the guidelines of SAG-AFTRA’s Low Budget Feature Agreement its actors will not be eligible for the SAG Awards.
As members of SAG-AFTRA likely know, actors receive royal payments for purchases of blank VHS tapes and DVDs, and cable reruns and rentals of media they appeared in. Often this can make up a significant amount of an actor’s yearly income. This applies to foreign countries as well, but a letter sent to SAG-AFTRA by a group of actors alleges that the union has not been paying the proper amount to actors for more than a decade.
Ever notice how many unimportant and/or uninteresting messages people post on social networks? To get to the good stuff you often have to wade through the same inspirational quotes (which are often misattributed), pictures of meals, and broadcasts of political views that probably don’t coincide with your own. Another form of social network clog is the braggers, who often post about all the wonderful things happening in their lives. One of the worst forms of that is when a person posts about how excited he or she is to interview for a job, which is never a good idea since if you don’t get that job you’ll still have many people ask you “did you get that job?” for several weeks following. In other words… sometimes it’s better to play your cards close to your vest.
It was just announced that SAG and AFTRA members overwhelmingly voted to approve a merger, creating a new entity, SAG-AFTRA.
a federal judge has a blocked the request for a injunction that would have temporarily stopped the vote on the merger between SAG and AFTRA
Longtime SAG member Ed Harris and former SAG President Ed Asner each filmed something showing their opposition and the 3rd video has a handful of recognizable faces urging us to vote “No.”
SAG and AFTRA are trotting out the big guns to get us – the collective ‘us’ – to vote ‘Yes’ on the upcoming merger.
SAG and AFTRA will be holding an online informational meeting this Wednesday (February 22nd) at 4-6 p.m. PT/7-9 p.m. ET.
Hey American actors: notice a significant reduction in your residuals? You might be able to blame Canada.
If you haven’t seen it, the new Sag-Aftra website is up and running at sagaftra.org.
As probably most Daily Actor readers know, getting Screen Actors Guild (SAG) membership — and all its inherent benefits — is a major goal for any up-and-coming actor. American Federation of Television and Radio Arts (AFTRA) membership, however, has been open to anyone willing to pay the initiation fee.
It sounds like they make take some cues from Equity when it comes to joining the new union.
SAG and AFTRA have finally come to terms on a merger package.
The Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA just issued a joint press release about the lawsuit brought on by the actress suing IMDb and Amazon for displaying her age on the widely used site.
creen Actors Guild today announced the results of elections for its top two elected positions and National Board. Ken Howard has been re-elected for a second term as Screen Actors Guild president, and Amy Aquino will continue in her role as secretary-treasurer. Both will serve two-year terms, beginning September 25.
After being separate entities for over 70 years, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have initiated merger talks.
Once the national board approves the plan, it will be sent out to all members of both unions for ratification.
SAG President Ken Howard said he hoped the two unions would merge before next year’s awards ceremony.
the Governor of Wisconsin has written into the budget that the unions there can’t have any collective bargaining (by which, unions can resolve disputes and help workers when they negotiate everything from sick leave, safety conditions and fair wages).