Aug 07 5:30pm-7:30pm
New York City
SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract Educational Meeting Scheduled
SAG-AFTRA COMMERCIALS CONTRACT EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN ADVANCE OF THE START OF COMMERCIALS NEGOTIATIONS PREPARATION
These meetings will provide members the opportunity to hear a report on the Commercial Trends Every Performer Needs to Know About, and you will also receive an update on the GRP Study and other important topics related to the Commercials Contract. A group discussion will follow the presentation, affording staff the opportunity to hear membership’s response to these findings. We look forward to your participation as your input is vital to our negotiation preparation.
Please note that these meetings are being held in preparation and advance of our Wages & Working Conditions process and will in no way replace the process by which we develop proposals. The W&W meetings will occur in September/October after members have had a chance to learn about these important topics.
All paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing are urged to attend these important membership educational meetings. These meetings are only open to paid-up SAG-AFTRA members in good standing, no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of performers under 18 years old are welcome. SAG-AFTRA members please bring your membership card for admittance.
WEBINAR: You may also attend one of the following webinar meetings at your SAG-AFTRA Local office or designated location. Please contact your Local office for location information.
When: Wednesday, September 5
1-3 P.M. PDT/4-6 P.M. EDT for all East Coast Offices
4-6 P.M. PDT for all West Coast Offices
Where: Your SAG-AFTRA Local Office or Designated Location
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Meeting Room Times Square A-B
New York City, New York 10019
Aug 08 1:00pm
SAG-AFTRA Member Orientation
If you have not been to an orientation before or would like to reorient yourself with the services provided by SAG-AFTRA, this meeting is for you. Orientation typically lasts about 3 hours and explains information about logging your hours on set, your relationship with your agent, residuals, what it means to be a member of SAG-AFTRA and more. Your attendance is required for the entire meeting to receive a Conservatory application outside of the open enrollment period (July 16 through August 17).
For further information, please call 323.634.8277.
*RSVP Required: Click here. You may only RSVP two weeks in advance.
James Cagney Boardroom
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Lobby Level
Los Angeles, California
(Validated parking available in the Museum Square parking lot. Enter off Curson Avenue.)
From By THE DEADLINE/Hollywood TEAM | Saturday July 21, 2012
The National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA met today via video conference in the first day of a regularly scheduled two-day plenary. It agreed to cancel early bargaining of the Commercials Contracts. The National Board also ended the SAG Interactive Media Agreement and soon will put into effect the AFTRA agreement. It also approved an industry-wide music video pact. (For AFTRA)
Arl: “hhmmmm….how much longer will SAG even have a contract?”
Deadline Hollywood: Here are the relevant portions of today’s announcement:
– The National Board unanimously approved an agreement with the Joint Policy Committee, which bargains the Commercials Contracts on behalf of employers, to pursue a “Clearinghouse Project” designed to address some of the data challenges encountered during the Gross Ratings Point (“GRP”) Pilot Project conducted pursuant to the 2009 Commercials Contracts. This agreement results in the mutually agreed upon cancellation of an October early bargaining period regarding GRP that the parties had agreed to during the 2009 negotiations.
In light of the additional preparation time made available by the cancellation of early bargaining, the National Board approved a revised schedule for the Commercials Contracts wages and working conditions process. The process will begin with educational meetings to be held in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago beginning August 7th. Formal W&W meetings will be scheduled to begin after September 10th. The start date of formal negotiations for successor agreements to the 2009 Commercials Contracts has not yet been set.
– The National Board also unanimously approved terminating the legacy SAG Interactive Media Agreement via 60-day notice to producers who had been using the expired contract. Those producers will be invited to transition to the active legacy AFTRA agreement.
– The National Board unanimously approved the first industry-wide music video agreement negotiated with representatives of the major record labels including Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, EMI Music and The Walt Disney Co. and most of their subsidiary labels.
Arl: As to the SAG music video, after we posted it earlier, it suddenly, and mysteriously disappeared from the SAG website with no explaination! Here is a thought when the members are invited to participate in those educational meetings why not have them broadcast on the SAG/AFTRA broadcast facility so that as many as possible can participate?
The Ol’ SAG Watchdog