Deadline reports – Rebecca Damon has been named executive director of SAG-AFTRA’s New York local – a paying staff job that will require her to give up her membership in the union. Damon, an actor and voice-over performer, had previously served as the union’s executive vice president and president of the New York local – both of which are non-paying positions.
Two other local executive directors have also been appointed: Serena Kung in Los Angeles, and Jessica Maher in New England. They had previously served as interim local executive directors. Kung succeeds Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, who retired earlier this year after 20 years of service.
Rebecca Damon Named Executive Director Of SAG-AFTRA’s New York Local; L.A. And New England Local Exec Directors Also Set
Deadline reports that dues payable by SAG-AFTRA’s high-earning members will be going up over the next two years, per a resolution passed at the union’s recently-concluded 5th biennial convention. The dues hike will be achieved by increasing the maximum earnings on which members pay their percentage of work dues.
The dues cap on work earnings, which has not been raised since the merger of SAG and AFTRA in 2012, is currently set at $500,000, but will be going up to $750,000 in May of 2022, and to $1 million in May of 2023.
SAG-AFTRA Convention Approves Dues Hike For High-Earning Members
The film and TV industry’s return-to-work protocols have been extended.
The protocols were first established in September in an agreement between the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers and the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, the Teamsters and the Basic Crafts.
The Protocols have now been extended indefinitely until “a new agreement is reached,” labor and management are hoping this move will “give them necessary time to negotiate Covid-19 safety agreement modifications.”
I do not know what these people are thinking, however, I can tell you what I see when I go outside and I can not help but notice that the homeless do not wear masks and do not social distance and some how they are not sick, does this mean that the politicians and media are wrong? Or maybe just more lies to the public, in fact due to the economic shutdowns caused by the politicians there are now more homeless people than ever before.
I wonder what the long term health effects will be from constantly breathing in all those synthetic mask fibers? And who will be responsible for the damage caused by forcing mask wearing on people, SAG?
Deadline reports that SAG-AFTRA’s national board of directors, meeting last Thursday, voted 75%-25% in favor of approving a motion that authorizes the union’s staff “to approve requests for mandatory vaccination policies in strict compliance with SAG-AFTRA’s standard parameters for mandatory vaccination policies.”
Reminder if you choose to take an experimental “vaccine” then you are part of someone’s experiment. Forcing anyone for any reason to take any experimental drug is if nothing else extremely evil.
Film & TV Industry’s Return-To-Work Protocols Extended Indefinitely
Deadline – October 12, 2020 at 03:54PM:
SAG-AFTRA has developed a mobile app that will collect data on serial sexual abusers and allow members to report sexual harassment in the workplace. A beta version will begin limited testing with members later this month, and a full version is expected to be made available later this year.
TV – Deadline – September 30, 2020 at 06:37PM:
Dozens of stunt performers have signed a letter sent today to the leadership of SAG-AFTRA calling for an end to “wigging” – the age-old practice of putting wigs and dresses on stuntmen so they can double for actresses – and “paint-downs,” in which dark make-up is applied to white stunt performers so that they can […]