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    Why Nonunion Actors Should Submit for Union Projects

    A non-union actor can audition for and be hired for a union project. And depending on the project plus governing union, the actor can easily be hired either as union or non-union.

  • Advice

    4 Ways to Join SAG-AFTRA

    SAG-AFTRA membership is a career goal for many actors, but how do you get that coveted card? Here are the four main ways to join SAG-AFTRA—and enjoy the rich history, career opportunities, and crucial protections that union status affords.

  • Advice

    When Should Your Child Actor Join the Union?

    What is the difference between union (SAG-AFTRA) jobs and non-union projects and when should my child join the union? The differences between these types of projects can be confusing, so here are a few general tips of the trade.

  • Advice

    Join a Union or Stock Up on Credits

    Michael Kostroff examines the tricky question of whether actors starting out should immediately work toward joining a union or bulk up their résumé with nonunion jobs.

  • News

    Expert: SAG-AFTRA Members Should Lower Expectations

    A top labor negotiations expert says SAG-AFTRA members expecting a sweetheart deal from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers in next year’s talks will be disappointed.

  • News

    SAG-AFTRA Offers Insurance Options

    SAG-AFTRA has launched a new online service offering insurance options to members and franchised talent agents who don’t qualify for the union’s health plans.

  • News

    SAG-AFTRA Restructuring Plan Faces Criticism From Within

    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 nonunion productions in the states affected and may threaten the vitality of the labor movement.

  • News

    SAG-AFTRA Settles on New Structure

    At weekend board meeting, directors approve new locals, prep for commercials contracts.

  • News

    SAG-AFTRA Faces Right-to-Work Reality in Michigan

    Actors joined the throngs of labor protesters around the Michigan capitol building in Lansing in a vain attempt to dissuade Republican lawmakers from passing two right-to-work bills.

  • News

    Philly Stagehand Strike Continues

    Negotiations between the Philadelphia Theatre Company and IATSE Local 8, whose 27 stagehands are on strike, dissolved today after another round of talks.