Category Archives: SAG

Details of SAG-AFTRA Ad Pact Released by Hollywood Reporter

Alleged details of the recently negotiated tentative pact between SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have been posted by Jonathan Handel of The Hollywood Reporter. Citing a source close to the negotiations, the reported points include a one-time 6% wage increase … Continue reading

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David White Named Dual Trustee for SAG-AFTRA’s Still-Separate Benefit Plans

In an apparent effort to streamline the process of merging SAG-AFTRA’s divergent health and retirement plans, the performers union has named national executive director David White to the AFTRA Health & Retirement Funds board of trustees, according to the Hollywood … Continue reading

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Media Services Releases 3 New Apps for the Production Industry

Media Services and Showbiz Software are proud to announce the release of three brand-new mobile apps for iPad and Android tablets. As first reported in the Hollywood Reporter, the production tools were released yesterday in conjunction with the annual Labor … Continue reading

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Beijing Treaty Could Be Boon for Performers Worldwide

The diplomatic conference to finalize a new international treaty for performers was successfully concluded Tuesday as negotiators from the World Intellectual Property Organization’s member states signed the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. The treaty was named in recognition of the … Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA Hangs Its Shingle

The newly merged performer’s union now known as SAG-AFTRA has officially hung its banner in the membership lobby of 5757 Wilshire Blvd. A week ago, the votes were in from the memberships of both SAG and AFTRA, overwhelmingly approving a … Continue reading

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A Minor Issue for Reality Shows

The question sometimes arises as to whether a minor in a reality series would be subject to California’s child labor laws, especially in the case of a “day-in-the-life” type of show in which the minor is following his or her general … Continue reading

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