Actors' Equity Association's national council has unanimously approved terms of the new production contract, the union's most lucrative agreement.
Final approval depends on a vote by union members—actors and stage managers—who are currently employed or have worked under the term of the previous pact, which expired June 25. On Mon., Nov. 20, the union will mail ballots to those members.
At the same time, the union also will mail ballots on the new Buena Vista (Disney) contract to members who have worked under that pact.
A member recorded as working under both contracts will receive a ballot for each, and may vote on both. A summary of proposed contract changes will be included with each ballot.
Deadline for returning completed ballots to Equity's national office in New York is Mon., Dec. 18.