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NEW NAME FOR AFTRA/SAG IF OR WHEN THEY MERGE

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Negotiators who hammered out final details of a plan to merge the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have agreed on a new name for the combined union: SAG-AFTRA United, Daily Variety reported today (Tuesday). Previous merger proposals would have named it the Alliance of International Media Artists. Unable […]

SAG/AFTRA GROUP HAMMERS OUT FINAL MERGER PLAN

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After nine days of intense negotiations, leading members of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists who formed The Group for One Union announced early today (Monday) that they had hammered out final details of a plan to merge the two unions. Details of the plan were not disclosed. […]

SAG PRESIDENT SAYS MERGER WITH AFTRA COULD HAPPEN NEXT MONTH

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The president of the Screen Actors Guild expressed confidence on Tuesday that all issues standing in the way of a merger between SAG and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists will be resolved by the end of January. Emerging from a meeting with his AFTRA counterparts, SAG President Ken Howard told the Los […]

SOAP PRODUCERS AWAITING UNION OKAYS TO CUT ONLINE COSTS

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Plans to relaunch the ABC soaps One Life to Live and All My Children on the Internet are moving forward, with producers Prospect Park announcing that they have signed a deal with Ron Carlivati to serve as head writer and consulting producer of One Life to Live. Carlivati has served as head writer of the […]

AFTRA, SAG TO BEGIN MERGER TALKS

June 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Merger committees of the two principal actors unions, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, plan to meet together for the first time in Washington over the weekend of June 17-19, according to trade reports on Thursday. SAG and AFTRA later confirmed that the meeting is scheduled to take […]

GUILDS IN A LATHER OVER SOAP CANCELLATIONS

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) reacted with shock and dismay Thursday to ABC’s announcement that it will be shutting down the long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live. In a statement, the DGA said, […]

AFTRA SUES JPMORGAN CHASE

April 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The board of trustees of AFTRA’s retirement plan has accused JP Morgan Chase of engaging in a scheme that cost the broadcast performers’ union $2-3 million while at the same time netting the bank itself more than $1.9 billion. Details of the federal lawsuit, which was filed two years ago, were disclosed by the New […]

AFTRA-SAG MERGER MOVES CLOSER

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One day after the board of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) authorized the union’s leaders to continue working with their counterparts at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to create a merged union, SAG’s board voted on Sunday to allocate up to $70,000 in additional funds to help cover the costs of […]

WITH NEW CONTRACT, ACTORS RIDE COACH CLASS

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

An overlooked clause in the new tentative contract between the two actors’ unions, SAG and AFTRA, and the producers group AMPTP requires actors to settle for flying coach class for location productions rather than first class, as stipulated in the previous contract, the Hollywood Reporter reported today (Wednesday). According to the trade publication, the new […]

OTHER SHOW-BIZ UNIONS HAIL SAG/AFTRA PACT WITH AMPTP

November 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Given the fact that the early tentative agreement reached last weekend between the two principal actors’ unions, SAG and AFTRA, and the movie and producers’ group, the AMPTP, is likely to serve as a template for future industry negotiations, the reaction to it by other Hollywood guilds on Monday would appear to bode well for […]

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