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SAG-AFTRA Members Ratify New Film-TV Contract!

7 August, 2017 (20:45) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary August 7, 2017 | 07:29PM PT SAG-AFTRA members have ratified the successor deal for a new three-year master contract for primetime TV and feature films. The pact generated opposition from about one in every four members who voted. About 76% of members approved the deal with about 15% of the […]

SAG-AFTRA Presidential Election Heats Up as Candidates Launch Attacks

1 August, 2017 (13:20) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary August 1, 2017 | 12:29PM PT SAG-AFTRA’s election has gone into the hot zone with adversaries denouncing each other in a bid to sway the 144,000 performer members. The key race is for the presidency, with incumbent Gabrielle Carteris heading the Unite for Strength slate and facing a challenge from […]

SAG-AFTRA Election Ballots Go Out Against Backdrop of Contract Ratification

27 July, 2017 (13:44) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

Dave McNary Film Reporter @Variety_DMcNary July 26, 2017 | 05:18PM PT About 144,000 SAG-AFTRA election ballots have started hitting performers’ mailboxes this week — only one week after union members were asked to ratify a three-year successor deal to the master contract. As a result, the question of whether to ratify the contract is the […]

SAG-AFTRA Finalizes Field Of Candidates For President, Secretary-Treasurer

20 July, 2017 (23:27) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

    by David Robb July 20, 2017 7:10p It’s official: Five candidates have thrown their hats into the ring in the race to become president of SAG AFTRA. Incumbent Gabrielle Carteris will face off against challengers Esai Morales, Peter Antico, Robert B. Martin Jr. and Marilyn Monrovia. Three other candidates are running for national […]

Esai Morales Urges ‘No’ Vote on SAG-AFTRA Contract!

19 July, 2017 (22:59) | 2016 | By: Arlin Miller

  Dave McNary Film Reporter@Variety_DMcNary July 19, 2017 | 10:11PM PT SAG-AFTRA Presidential candidate Esai Morales has urged members of the performers union to vote down the proposed tentative agreement on a new master contract. Morales contends that the pact, which has been sent out to the 160,000 members for ratification, falls far short of […]