SAG-AFTRA Sets Accreditation Program For Intimacy Coordinators

SAG-AFTRA & AFL-CIO To Host Third Annual Labor Innovation & Technology Summit

Trump Banned From Ever Rejoining SAG-AFTRA

Donald Trump, who resigned from SAG-AFTRA on Thursday while facing almost certain expulsion from the union, has now been banned from ever rejoining. The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting via Zoom videoconference Saturday, passed a resolution preemptively denying any potential re-admission applications by him.

Donald Trump Resigns From SAG-AFTRA

Facing expulsion from SAG-AFTRA, Donald Trump resigned his membership from the union Thursday. To which SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris and national executive director David White simply said: “Thank you.”

Unions Say Commercial Shoots In L.A. Can Resume As Pandemic Restrictions Ease

After calling for a pause in productions, entertainment industry groups said that the easing of COVID-19 restrictions locally means filming of commercials can resume.

SAG-AFTRA Board Moves To Expel Trump

On Tuesday, the national board of SAG-AFTRA announced that it will be holding a disciplinary hearing against the outgoing president of the United States, where he could face possible expulsion from the actors’ guild.

Trump Faces Expulsion From SAG-AFTRA

Donald Trump is facing possible expulsion from SAG-AFTRA. The union’s national board of directors will meet Tuesday morning in a special session regarding disciplinary action against him, which could lead to his expulsion. The former star of The Apprentice — and soon-to-be former president — has been a member of the union and its forerunners, SAG and AFTRA, since 1989. Above, Macauley Culkin with Trump in 1992’s Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

On-Set Commercial Production Halted In So. Cal.

On-set commercial production has been shuttered temporarily in Southern California because of surging coronavirus outbreaks in the region, effective immediately. The major studios and streamers, meanwhile, are already on production hiatus in Southern California until mid-January. The agreement to halt local commercial production was announced Sunday night by SAG-AFTRA, the Producer Guild of America and the Joint Policy Committee of the Association of National Advertisers and the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

SAG-AFTRA Accused Of Misrepresenting Health Plan Crisis

Are Streamed Plays Theater Or TV? Unions Settle A Dispute

Actors’ Equity and SAG-AFTRA’s agreement clears the way for more entertainment during the pandemic winter.

SAG-AFTRA Heralds Guidelines For Preventing Sexual Harassment

SAG-AFTRA Cuts Staff For Third Time During Pandemic

SAG-AFTRA Members Overwhelmingly Ratify New TV Animation Contract

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Three-Year Deal On TV Animation

SAG-AFTRA Members Vote To OK Deal

Amid a notable rift between competing factions within the union, SAG-AFTRA members ratified its new three-year TV/theatrical deal with producers as voting ended on July 22.

SAG-AFTRA Board Approves TV-Theatrical Agreement

SAG-AFTRA, Studios Reach New TV Deal

Performers’ union SAG-AFTRA and major motion picture and television studios have reached agreement on a new three year TV/theatrical deal, the parties announced Thursday, capping six weeks of bargaining via videoconference.

Former L.A. County Director Of Public Health To Advise SAG-AFTRA On COVID-19 Safety Issues

SAG-AFTRA announced Thursday that Jonathan E. Fielding, MD, MPH, MPA has joined SAG-AFTRA’s team of specialists advising the union in developing and implementing new safety protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19 when production resumes. A nationally-recognized expert in public health preparedness and communication, Fielding brings decades of public health expertise to the mission of […]

SAG-AFTRA, Studios Agree To Contract Talks

Performers union SAG-AFTRA and major motion picture and television studios will commence bargaining on Monday ahead of a June 30 contract extension, the union and studio alliance said Friday in unexpected news.

SAG-AFTRA Closes Los Angeles Headquarters

SAG-AFTRA Unveils Standards Protocols For Intimacy Coordinators

SAG-AFTRA today announced “a major milestone” in its ongoing work to promote the on-set safety and dignity of its members. SAG-AFTRA’s new “Standards and Protocols for the Use of Intimacy Coordinators” provides a framework for the use of professional, skilled intimacy coordinators — professionals who help performers and productions navigate highly sensitive scenes that feature […]

SAG-AFTRA Offices In L.A., New York Evacuated Due To Phone Threat

Gabrielle Union’s Firing Sparks Union Probe Of NBC

Stumbling from bad to worse, NBC now have a potential labor landmine under their feet with Gabrielle Union’s forced march exit from America’s Got Talent.

SAG-AFTRA Developing Protocols For On-Set Intimacy Coordinators

SAG-AFTRA, Advertisers Team To Promote Better Portrayals Of Women In Media

Gabrielle Carteris Wins Re-Election As SAG-AFTRA President

SAG-AFTRA, Netflix Ink Deal For Expanded Coverage

SAG-AFTRA To Set Intimacy Guidelines

SAG-AFTRA will coordinate with Alicia Rodis of Intimacy Directors International  to standardize, codify and implement guidelines for intimacy coordinators. The guidelines will seek to establish new and relevant policies for nudity and simulated sex and define the duties and standards for intimacy coordinators.

SAG-AFTRA Finds Kip Pardue Guilty Of Sexual Harassment

Gabrielle Carteris Seeking Re-Election As SAG-AFTRA President

SAG-AFTRA Reaches Deal With Advertisers

The agreement introduces an alternative compensation model that specifically addresses the realities of the modern ad business.

Ad Industry Gears Up For Possible Actors Strike

The ad industry is preparing for a possible actors strike. Its chief negotiator is urging advertisers and ad agencies to finish all commercial shoots that employ union actors before the March 31 expiration of SAG-AFTRA’s current contract, lest they be caught in a work stoppage in the middle of production if upcoming negotiations fail to produce a new agreement.

SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify TV Animation Deal

SAG-AFTRA Reach TV Animation Deal

SAG-AFTRA has reached a three-year tentative deal with companies on TV animation work, two months after members overwhelmingly approved a strike authorization. The union and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the negotiating arm for the entertainment companies, made a joint announcement about the deal on Thursday afternoon.

SAG-AFTRA Clashes With Ad Industry

SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify Non-Prime Deal

SAG-AFTRA Members Approve TV Animation Strike

SAG-AFTRA In ‘Historic’ Pact With Telemundo

SAG-AFTRA Blasts Sinclair Scripted Promos

SAG-AFTRA, which represents thousands of TV journalists, has come out swinging against the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s “fake news” warning that dozens of its local broadcasters around the country were required to read on the air.

SAG-AFTRA Issues Sexual Code Of Conduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The entertainment industry union SAG-AFTRA has issued a code of conduct in an effort to protect its members from sexual harassment in the workplace. The code published Saturday says that employers are obligated to provide a harassment-free workplace and must have mechanisms for reporting it without fear of retaliation. SAG-AFTRA also says members […]