SAG-AFTRA Strikes Deal for New Broadcast Contract

Gabrielle Carteris

The tentative agreement, which will run through 2021, includes new language limiting auditions or meetings in private hotel rooms.

SAG-AFTRA announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the four major television broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — and other producers for a new contract, a successor agreement to the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting.

“This deal delivers overall gains in important areas, including meaningful increases in wages and residuals rates that will put real money in members’ pockets. Additionally, the agreement now reflects important new language limiting auditions or meetings in private hotel rooms and residences, which represents a partial realization of our work toward industry culture change,” SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris said.

The new contract will run from July 1 through June 30, 2021.

According to the actors’ untion, highlights of the agreement include increases in contract minimums over a three-year period, including an 8.7 percent overall wage increase to most program fees, implemented through increases of 2.5 percent the first year, 3 percent the second year and 3 percent the third year. The agreement also improves funding of the AFTRA Retirement Fund.


Published on June 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm by Turn Table3


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