SAG-AFTRA Moves Toward Ratification of New Contract for Commercial Actors

Apr 11, 2016  •  Post A Comment

SAG-AFTRA is moving forward with a new agreement covering work in commercials. The performers union’s national board approved a tentative deal with the industry, which awaits ratification by the membership, Variety reports.

“The contract covers about $1 billion in annual wages for performers,” Variety notes, quoting SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris saying: “The tentative agreement delivers essential gains while properly positioning us for future growth in digital and social media. As content evolves, we are poised to grow work opportunities that support members and their families.”

For now, performers continue to work under the three-year deal that expired March 31, which has been extended.

“The national board maintained it penchant for secrecy Sunday and did not release any details of the proposed contract,  its expiration date, the date that ballots will be sent out [to] membership or the identity of members on the negotiating committee — other than co-chairs Carteris and Sue-Anne Morrow,” Variety reports.


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