Tag Archives: SAG-AFTRA

SAG-AFTRA and the JPC Release FAQs on the Low Budget Digital Waiver

Beginning today, October 27, 2017, Producers can take advantage of the new Commercials Low Budget Digital Waiver. SAG-AFTRA and the ANA-4A’s Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) worked together to negotiate this waiver for low budget digital productions, recognizing the parties’ focus on the growth of digital advertising. The waiver applies to … Continue Reading

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Columbus

Join us on Friday, October 9, for the Joint Policy Committee’s Columbus Town Hall Meeting, hosted by Nationwide.  Our discussion will include: Resolution of SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues Overview of the Audit Process Recent SAG-AFTRA Arbitrations Discussion of the Experimental Waiver for “Made Fors” Prep for 2016 Negotiations Register Now! Space is limited. RSVP to Kim … Continue Reading

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Los Angeles

Join us on Wednesday, August 26, for the Joint Policy Committee’s Los Angeles Town Hall Meeting, hosted by The TEAM Companies.  Our discussion will include: Resolution of SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues Overview of the Audit Process Recent SAG-AFTRA Arbitrations Discussion of the Experimental Waiver for “Made Fors” Prep for 2016 Negotiations Register Now!  Space is limited. RSVP … Continue Reading

2013 SAG-AFTRA Contracts are Here!

At long last, the 2013 contracts are available. Although hard copies of the books are still being printed, the first digital versions of the Commercials Contract and Radio Recorded Commercials Contract are available. The digital documents will be updated with an index and reposted by the JPC and Union in the coming weeks.… Continue Reading

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA

Join us on Tuesday, November 4, for the Joint Policy Committee's Chicago Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by Talent Partners. Discussion will include: - Resolution of SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues - Overview of the Audit Process - Recent SAG-AFTRA Arbitrations - Ad-ID - Discussion of the Experimental Waiver for "Made Fors" - AFM Update Register now: RSVP to Denise Busa (dbusa@talentpartners.com) at Talent Partners (space is limited) Date and Time: Tuesday, November 4th 10:00 - 10:30 am: Breakfast 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: JPC Chicago Town Hall Location: Talent Partners 400 N. Michigan Avenue, 14th Floor Chicago, IL 60611… Continue Reading

REMINDER: Catch Up with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta

This is a reminder to please join us next week on Tuesday, October 7, for the Joint Policy Committee's Atlanta Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by 22squared. A new arbitration decision was received last week and will be discussed. Our discussion will also include: -Resolution of the SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues -Overview of the audit process -Recent SAG-AFTRA arbitration -Ad-ID -Discussion of the Experimental Waivers for Made Fors -AFM update Register Now: RSVP to Aaron Kooden at aaron.kooden@22squared.com (space is limited) Date and Time: Tuesday, October 7th 9:30 - 10:00 am: Breakfast 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Stacy Marcus, JPC Atlanta Town Hall Location: 22squared 1170 Peachtree St NE, 14th Floor Atlanta, GA 30303… Continue Reading

Catch Up with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta

Join us on Tuesday, October 7, for the Joint Policy Committee's Atlanta Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by 22squared. Discussion will include: -Resolution of the SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues -Overview of the audit process -Recent SAG-AFTRA arbitration -Ad-ID -Discussion of the Experimental Waivers for Made Fors -AFM update Register now: RSVP to Aaron Kooden at aaron.kooden@22squared.com (space is limited) Date and Time: Tuesday, October 7th 9:30 - 10:00 am: Breakfast 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Stacy Marcus, JPC Atlanta Town Hall Location: 22squared 1170 Peachtree St NE, 14th Floor Atlanta, GA 30303… Continue Reading

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in New York

Join us on Wednesday, June 25, for the Joint Policy Committee's New York Town Hall Meeting, hosted by The TEAM Companies. Find out what's new in 2014, including the following hot topics: - Resolution of the SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues - Overview of the Audit Process - Recent SAG-AFTRA Arbitration - Ad-ID - Discussion of the Experimental Waiver for Made Fors - AFM Update Register Now! RSVP to Leon Vaught at lvaught@teamservices.net (space is limited) Date: Wednesday, June 25th 8:30am - 10:00am: Breakfast & Networking 10:00am - 12:00pm: Stacy Marcus, JPC - NY Town Hall Meeting Location: Helen Mills Event Space 135 West 26th Street, Suite 7A New York, NY 10001… Continue Reading

SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract – Clarifications

After conclusion of the 2013 Commercials Contracts negotiations and subsequent ratification, several issues came under review by the JPC and SAG-AFTRA that warranted further discussion and clarification. (Those issues were previously outlined in 4A's Bulletin # 7545JPC, dated 8/6/13.) The JPC and SAG-AFTRA have reached final agreement on these outstanding items. Download a copy of the joint JPC/SAG-AFTRA memorandum for further information.… Continue Reading

Stay in Tune with SAG-AFTRA – Town Hall Meeting in Los Angeles

Joint Policy Committee's LA Town Hall Meeting, Hosted by Talent Partners Join us on Tuesday, April 29th to find out what's new in 2014, including the following hot topics: - Resolution of SAG-AFTRA CBA Issues - Overview of the Audit Process - Recent SAG-AFTRA Arbitration - Ad-ID - Discussion of the Experimental Waiver for Made Fors - AFM Update Register by RSVP'ing directly to Michelle Elliott at melliott@talentpartners.com. (Space is limited) Date: Tuesday, April 29th 10:00am - 10:30am: Breakfast & Networking 10:30am - 12:00pm: Stacy Marcus, JPC - LA Town Hall Meeting Location: JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot 1740 Ocean Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90401… Continue Reading

Arbitrator Finds for SAG-AFTRA in Allocation Dispute: Signatory Ordered to Pay Additional Pension and Health Contributions to the SAG Plans

On March 18, an arbitrator ordered a signatory to the SAG 2009 Commercials Contract -- Talent Direct ("TD") -- to pay additional pension and health contributions to the SAG-Producers Pension and Health Plans (the "SAG Plans") after allocating less than the amounts set forth in the Allocation Guidelines. This arbitration ruling is the first of its kind since the institution of the Allocation Guidelines in 2009.… Continue Reading

ANA Webinar Make Up Session: Monday, March 31

For those of you who were unable to participate or are interested in joining the make up session of the ANA's complimentary webinar, SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract: Common Myths and Mistakes, presented by Stacy Marcus, here is the information: Monday, March 31 at 3:00 pm EDT Access the webinar using this login link: https://ana.adobeconnect.com/_a986900632/ana-lre-mar14-2/ To access the audio: Phone number: 866.302.7047 Access code: 5434704902 The information to access the audio will also be displayed once you click the link above. You will be able to access the seminar room up to one-half hour before the session. Webinar Overview: Covering public service announcements, the P&H cap, and the ever-sticky issue of B-roll, this webinar will illuminate the common legal and regulatory missteps advertisers and agencies make when producing under the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract. Also, just a reminder that Stacy Marcus will be speaking on the SAG-AFTRA commercials contract at the upcoming ANA Advertising Law & Public Policy Conference, April 23-24 in Washington, D.C.… Continue Reading

SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract – Update on Running Footage: Drivers

Special provisions for payment for drivers who are employed to provide services for "running footage" or "wild footage" for motor vehicle commercials have been in existence since 1992. Download an updated joint JPC/SAG-AFTRA bulletin, providing a recap of those provisions, which have been updated to reflect the current on-camera principal rate and the current number of extra zones.… Continue Reading

ANA Webinar: What You Should Know About SAG-AFTRA

Join presenter Stacy Marcus on March 18 at 1:00 p.m. EST for a complimentary webinar hosted by the ANA, titled SAG-AFTRA: Common Industry Mistakes. Covering public service announcements, the P&H cap, and the ever-sticky issue of B-roll, this webinar will illuminate the common legal and regulatory missteps advertisers and agencies make when producing under the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract.… Continue Reading

JPC Reminder: Ad-ID Compliance – SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contracts – NLT 3-31-14

The SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contracts mandate that all commercials produced under those Contracts for television, radio, Internet and New Media must use Ad-ID as the sole standard commercial identifier. The grace period to adopt Ad-ID ends on March 31, 2014. Time to transition is running out. You must complete the transition fully before the deadline to avoid noncompliance. Some companies have asked the JPC what they should do to ensure that they are compliant.… Continue Reading
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