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    SAG-AFTRA Local Leaders Oppose Restructure Plan

    SAG-AFTRA’s office closures and staff cuts are coming under fire from within the union’s leadership, with critics saying they could lead to an increase in non-union productions in the states affected and may threaten the vitality of the labor movement. Moreover, some local SAG-AFTRA officials are fighting the ...

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    ‘90210’ Star Hones in on SAG-AFTRA EVP Role

    Gabrielle Carteris is poised to capture the SAG-AFTRA executive vice presidency at the union’s upcoming convention after her main competitor for the job announced she’s backing for the former “Beverly Hills 90210” star.

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    Cuomo Signs Talent-Agent Bill

    New law protects right of New York agents to accept payment for finding their clients work in the absence of a written agreement.

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    SAG-AFTRA: Foreign Royalties Suit 'Completely Without Merit'

    SAG-AFTRA said Friday a second lawsuit over its foreign royalties program is "completely without merit." "We will vigorously respond in the appropriate forum in due course," the union said in a statement. Ed Asner, a former SAG president, and close to a dozen other former union board members have filed ...

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    Protect Your Finances From Unscrupulous Reps

    There are ways to ensure you don’t end up losing money due to dishonest agents such as Peter Strain, who recently pled guilty to stealing from his clients.

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    'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Won't Qualify for SAG Awards

    The film did not meet the terms of SAG-AFTRA’s low-budget feature agreement, which requires professional actors to be used in a film.

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    SAG Foundation Awards Scholarships

    The foundation announced that it had awarded more than $400,000 in scholarship money through its John L. Dales Scholarship Fund.

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    Web Performers Won't Lose Out on Compensation

    Increasingly series produced for the Web are moving over to television or other formats, but performers on Web series that migrate to traditional broadcast or cable television don’t have to worry about losing out on compensation—at least if they’re SAG-AFTRA members.

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    Calif. Legislature Passes Extension to Film and TV Tax Credits

    Hollywood producers are breathing easier after lawmakers in Sacramento passed an extension to the state's lucrative tax credit program for the entertainment industry. The bill passed the state Senate in a 32-2 vote and provides another $200 million in taxpayer support for film and television series shot in California.

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    SAG-AFTRA Unveils Full Candidate List

    SAG-AFTRA unveiled the list of candidates running in its first post-merger national election, including a presidential field that features three challengers to Co-President Ken Howard.  Paul Edney, Marilyn Monrovia and Esai Morales are vying to unseat Howard, who is seeking a third term at the helm.    The candidates for ...