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The Race Is On: Peter Antico First To Announce Candidacy For SAG-AFTRA President!

14 March, 2017 (17:03) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Courtesy Peter Antioco by David Robb March 14, 2017 3:48pm Peter Antico, one of the most outspoken critics of SAG-AFTRA’s leadership, has announced he’ll be a candidate for president of the 160,000-member performers’ union. The election will be held in August, and he’s the first to announce his candidacy. Antico, a veteran actor and stunt […]

Hollywood’s Union Pension Plans On Sound Financial Footing, Analysis Shows!

27 February, 2017 (18:38) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

By David Robb  February 27, 2017 3:41pm Despite the recent wave of difficulties facing multi-employer pension plans in other industries, Hollywood’s are on relatively sound financial footing, according to an analysis conducted for Deadline by the Illinois-based Society of Actuaries. And that’s good news for the industry’s retirees and future pensioners. DGA “Multi-employer pension plans […]

Ex-SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon Confirmed for NY Labor Post!

15 June, 2016 (20:24) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary June 15, 2016 | 06:26PM PT Former SAG-AFTRA Co-President Roberta Reardon has been confirmed as labor commissioner for the  state of New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo selected Reardon for the post in September as his commissioner of labor, taking over for Mario Musolino. The State Senate confirmed Reardon […]

New SAG-AFTRA Health Plan to Take Effect Jan. 1, 2017!

8 June, 2016 (13:01) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Los Angeles (June 8, 2016) — The trustees of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) – Producers Health Plan and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) Health Fund have approved the merger of the two plans. The new SAG-AFTRA Health Plan will provide comprehensive medical, hospital, mental health, prescription drug, dental, vision and other […]

Former SAG Pension and Health Plans Exec Gets Probation for Tax Fraud

14 April, 2016 (23:07) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary April 14, 2016 | 05:29PM PT Nader Karimi, former chief information officer for the SAG Pension & Health Plans, has been granted five years’ probation after pleading guilty to filing a false tax return in connection with allegedly embezzling over $700,000. The federal government had asked U.S. District Court Judge […]