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Sag-Aftra Strike Rally

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SAG-AFTRA to Strike- Video Games

OFFICIAL BULLETIN Interactive Media Agreement (Video Games) STRIKE NOTICE To All Members of SAG-AFTRA The National Board of Directors instructs all SAG-AFTRA members to withhold performing services and auditioning for work under the Interactive Media Agreement with respect to struck games for the following struck employers effective midnight of October 21, 2016. All covered services […]

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SAG/AFTRA Foreign Royalty Suit Update

SAG Plaintiffs Settlement Foreign Royalties Litigation The above press release is from September 2010. Background: SAG members, in the past, received statements from SAG representing that the foreign residual payments were considered a “SAG Royalty”. Each statement stated, and currently continues to state, the territory, title, and the amount of money paid to each member. […]

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Bruce Dow “Retires” From SAG P/H Plans

At approximately 3:00 pm this afternoon, Bruce Dow announced to the plan employees that he would be retiring from the SAG Pension and Health plans effective 4/30. Dow announced that Christopher Dowdell would be the Interim CEO beginning on 5/1. As you know, Mr. Dow has been “on leave” from the Plans since January 6, […]

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SAG-AFTRA Do Not Work Notice Issued for Music Videos

On May 19-20, the SAG-AFTRA National Board will consider a unanimous recommendation by the Executive Committee to implement a Do Not Work notice against music video productions. Once implemented, SAG-AFTRA members may not accept employment as performers in any music video not produced under a SAG-AFTRA contract. A Do Not Work order for music videos […]

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Residual Alternatives in Regards to the Commercials Contract?

From the does-this-merger- really-make-us stronger file. Here are two sets of screen shots taken from the union groups on Facebook. The first series was a conversation that occurred on the Sag-Aftra Merger Page prior to the merger vote. The second transpired after the merger vote passed and occurred on the Screen Actors Guild page. It […]

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Open Letter from Stuntman, Actor and Friend Peter Antico

The point is being missed here. Connies point of these embezzlement accusations being made public is well noted in September, and the response in December. However it makes the case of negligence against our pension trustees, employees and board members even stronger. The fact that the SAG leadership has blatantly deceived the membership stating that […]

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Walter Pidgeon Letter on Merger From 1956

OFFICERS: WALTER PIDGEON PRESIDENT LEON AMES 1ST VICE-PRESIDENT DANA ANDREWS 2ND VICE-PRESIDENT WILLIAM LUNDIGAN 3RD VICE-PRESIDENT ROBERT KEITH RECORDING SECRETARY GEORGE CHANDLER TREASURER JOHN L. DALES EXECUTIVE SECRETARY DIRECTORS: SALLY BLANE, WARD BOND, GEORGE BOYCE, HILLARY BROOKE, JAMES CAGNEY, MACDONALD CAREY, CHICK CHANDLER, FRED CLARK, WENDELL COREY, ROBERT CUMMINGS, NANCY DAVIS, ROSEMARY DE CAMP, ANN […]

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Open Letter From Barbara Niven, Ex National SAG Board Member

I was appalled at the last informational meeting in Hollywood. I am not a “yeller.” I hate conflict. But when there is an injustice, I speak up in my own way, without yelling. Such is the situation now. I was a SAG National Board Member for 3 years, and founded & Chaired the Open Board […]

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Ex- SAG New York Board Member and Pro-Merger Advocate a Racist?

Dewayne Williams, an intelligent black actor who served on the SAG Board of Directors for many years, was publicly spoken to in a derogatory and offensive fashion this week by Tom Ligon on Facebook for stating the reasons why he is against the merger. Ligon, also an ex-Board Member, is a strong pro-merger advocate. Is […]

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