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Do Not Work Notice: The Perfect Race

June 14, 2018 (16:52) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 

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The following from the SAG-AFTRA Website:

Do Not Work Notice: The Perfect Race
June 13, 2018, 2:06pm

The Perfect Race is a feature film being produced by Dave Christiano Films, Inc. Please be advised that this production is not being produced under the terms of a SAG-AFTRA contract.

As a reminder, Global Rule One stipulates that a member may not perform any services as a performer nor make an agreement to perform services as a performer for any producer who has not executed a basic minimum agreement with SAG-AFTRA which is in full force and effect, in any jurisdiction in which there is a SAG-AFTRA national collective bargaining agreement in place.

Therefore, unless and until the producer of this film enters into a contract with SAG-AFTRA, employment on this production will constitute a violation of Global Rule One and will subject SAG-AFTRA members to possible disciplinary proceedings which may result in a reprimand, fine, suspension, or expulsion from membership.

If you have any questions, please contact Richard Van Syckle at (615) 327-2944 ext. 2091 or richard.vansyckle@sagaftra.org.

Let’s make sure they get this Worldly message!

Arl

The Ol’ SAG Watchdog

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IATSE Leads Indie Film Crew On Strike In Puerto Rico

June 13, 2018 (12:44) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 

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by David Robb
June 13, 2018 10:36am

Puerto Rico’s film industry still is recovering from the effects of Hurricane Maria, and now it’s been hit by a strike. Crew members working on a low-budget film called Selfie have walked off the job to protest what IATSE says is the company’s failure to pay crew members “over $100,000.”

“The IATSE is currently on strike against Selfie, Selfie Inc., in Puerto Rico,” the union said in a communique to its members. “All IATSE members have left the show to support the organizing effort. The company is currently and actively trying to re-crew ASAP.
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“According to their own accounting department,” the union said, “the production owed the crew, including our represented crafts/members, over $100,000.” IATSE advised its members that they are “not to render any services for this production” and that “travel to Puerto Rico will be crossing a picket line.”

The union says that the film is being produced by Joel Shapiro (aka Jake Shapiro), Michael Clofine and Jean Michael Lif and directed by Constantine Paraskevopoulos (aka Dean Paraskevopoulos).

“I’m just one of the investors,” Clofine told Deadline. “Production’s halted, and I’m trying to figure out how to protect my money.”

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Stay united!

Arl

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So who has the low IQ?

June 12, 2018 (17:39) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 

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SAG-AFTRA Signs “Historic” Pact With ZEUS Streaming Service

June 12, 2018 (15:03) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 

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by David Robb
June 12, 2018 1:40pm

SAG-AFTRA has reached what it’s calling a “historic” agreement with ZEUS, the new subscription streaming service, to provide coverage for its content and a pathway to union membership for ZEUS content creators.

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The ad-free streaming service, founded by TV producer Lemuel Plummer and social media stars King Bach, Amanda Cerny and DeStorm Powers, will feature original scripted and unscripted series and videos conceived, produced by and starring a roster of popular social media providers.

“We are thrilled to partner with the extraordinary members of ZEUS in providing union coverage for their original and innovative platform,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris, who noted that Bach, Power, and Cerny “are amazing content creators whose fresh, exciting voices are breaking new ground in the industry. Together we are taking the next, natural step into the future of entertainment production and distribution.”

“We are very excited to have negotiated this agreement with ZEUS,” said SAG-AFTRA’s national executive director David White. “ZEUS’ business model lives at the intersection of entertainment, technology, and storytelling, and it is essential that we set a precedent to protect our members in this space.”

“This partnership with SAG-AFTRA will establish ZEUS as a major player in the industry as we launch our network,” said Plummer, CEO and president of the company. “From the beginning, David White and SAG-AFTRA’s staff understood our vision of building a platform for creators and by creators, to provide our audiences with a unique streaming experience.”

“ZEUS is a game changer for the digital space,” Bach said. “We can’t wait to unveil ZEUS to our fans.”

“SAG-AFTRA is committed to protecting the rights of artists as they gravitate to more progressive platforms,” Cerny said, “and we are thrilled to work with them.”

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Hmmm…when it comes to streaming just make sure you ain’t the fish that gets hooked!

Arl

The Ol’ SAG Watchdog

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Gail Berman And Lucy Fisher Elected PGA Presidents In Guild First

June 9, 2018 (23:22) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

 

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by David Robb

June 9, 2018 6:30pm

Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher have been elected presidents of the 8,500-member Producers Guild of America – the first time two women have held the trade group’s co-equal presidencies. They ran unopposed and succeed Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary, who held the posts since 2014.

Berman, whose executive producer TV credits include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Deception and Angel, has served on the PGA’s National Board of Directors and its Producers Council Board of Delegates since 2016. She is currently chairman and CEO of The Jackal Group, an independent production company formed in partnership with Fox Networks Group.

She is one of the few media executives to hold the top posts at both a major film studio and a broadcast television network. She was named president of Paramount Pictures in March 2005, and prior to that served as Fox’s entertainment president from 2000-2005. Before joining Fox, she served as founding president of Regency Television, the TV studio created in 1998 as a co-venture between Fox Television Studios and New Regency Productions. Prior to that, she was president and CEO of Sandollar Television.

Fisher, whose film producing credits include The Great Gatsby, Memoirs of a Geisha and the Divergent franchise, has served on the Producers Council Board of Delegates since 2015 and was a 2006 recipient of the PGA’s David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, along with her husband and producing partner Douglas Wick. She and Wick are currently co-heads of Red Wagon Entertainment.

She previously served as vice chairman of Sony’s Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, as EVP Worldwide Production at Warner Bros for 14 years, and as head of production at Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios.

“Gail and Lucy have long since established themselves as leaders in our industry, steering their respective networks, studios and companies to great success in an era of unprecedented change,” said Lucchesi and McCreary. “They are a pair of brilliant and fearless producers who are devoted to the ideals of the PGA and the professional welfare of its members. We can’t wait to watch the guild thrive under their stewardship.”

The announcement of the pair’s election was made today at the guild’s annual general membership meeting on the Paramount lot, where the guild’s Produced By Conference is being held. Lucchesi and McCreary received recognition at the meeting for their work on behalf of the guild, which included solidifying the authority of the PGA’s Producers Mark and releasing the guild’s anti-sexual harassment guidelines.

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Congratulations ladies!

Arl

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