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Close to three weeks after the SAG-AFTRA National Board approved a tentative agreement on a three-year contract for television and feature film animation with the AMPTP, members of the union voted overwhelmingly to ratify the 2023 Television Animation Agreement and the 2023 Basic Cable Animation Agreement (approved by a vote of 95.52% to 4.48%). "The foundation of this[...]
A little more than a week after SAG-AFTRA & AMPTP reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract for television and feature film animation, the SAG-AFTRA National Board approved the agreement "The Executive Committee, on behalf of the SAG-AFTRA National Board, is recommending a 'yes' vote," read the press release that was released late on[...]
Last year's SAG-AFTRA & WGA strikes would bring television & film productions to a grinding halt for most of 2023, finally resulting in new three-year contracts with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) for both unions Thankfully, it doesn't appear that we're going to have a repeat of that on the animation[...]
SAG-AFTRA put out a brand new agreement this week for the video game industry, specifically for independent video game developers and studios The shorthand to the new deal is that the union has offered up three new customized session rates, depending on the production budget for the video game Those tiers are from between #250k[...]
Vince McMahon, Erin Moriarty, Wytches & More: BCTV Daily Dispatch
Making the BCTV Daily Dispatch menu board today? Babylon 5, SAG-AFTRA/Taylor Swift, Vince McMahon/WWE, Erin Moriarty/Megyn Kelly, AEW/WWE, DC Studios' Superman: Legacy, MTV's RuPaul's Drag Race, Max's Peacemaker/Creature Commandos, Netflix's Stranger Things 5, Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rob Huebel/Childrens Hospital, Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Prime Video's Wytches, George Carlin, Kit Harington, and more! Images/Screencaps: Image Comics, Warner Bros., Netflix, Adult Swim, Max, Max,[...]
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SAG-AFTRA knew heading into last year's contract negotiations with the AMPTP that artificial intelligence was going to be a growing problem for its union members going forward While there's still some debate over how much SAG-AFTRA actually gained in its new three-year deal with the studios, the problems with protecting individuals from having their very[...]
In terms of how things went with the unions and the AMPTP last year, the general vibe is that the WGA came out the big winners, SAG-AFTRA crossed the finish line but not as strongly as folks expected (still a few AI sticking points), and that members of both the WGA and SAG-AFTRA weren't too[...]
Green Lantern, Jeremy Renner, Echo, IWTV & More: BCTV Daily Dispatch
Making the BCTV Daily Dispatch menu board today? James Gunn/Green Lantern, AMC's Interview with the Vampire, Disney+'s What If…?, Max's Clone High/Oreos, NBC's Night Court, BBC's Doctor Who, TNT's AEW Rampage, Disney+'s Echo, Paramount+'s Mayor of Kingstown/Jeremy Renner, SAG-AFTRA/AI, Adult Swim's Rick and Morty & Pop-Tarts, "Killer Klowns From Outer Space" series, and more! Images/Screencaps: Marvel Studios, BBC,[...]
SAG-AFTRA Called Out for Using AI Image to Promote Tech Summit
During the weeks leading up to what would end up being a vote to ratify the tentative agreement that the union had reached with the AMPTP, SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher, Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, and other members of the negotiating team found themselves defending what the union had gained in terms of issues pertaining to[...]
BCTV Daily Dispatch
Making the BCTV Daily Dispatch menu board today? SAG-AFTRA, HBO's House of the Dragon Showrunner Ryan Condal/Hellboy, FOX's TMZ's Merry Elfin' Christmas, Netflix's Yu Yu Hakusho, Prime Video's The Boys: Mexico, Disney+'s X-Men '97, Disney+'s Agatha: Darkhold Diaries, Max's Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake, WWE/CM Punk, Apple TV+'s Foundation, Netflix's Cobra Kai, BBC's Doctor Who, NBC's Saturday Night Live, ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's[...]
SAG-AFTRA Membership Ratifies New 3-Year Deal
After a strike that lasted 118 days, the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) notified its members on November 8th that the union and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) had reached a tentative agreement on a new three-year deal The deal received unanimous approval from the[...]
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And it took real courage." Image: Los Angeles, California – September 24, 2023: SAG-AFTRA Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists located at 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles ( Cicchetti) Zaslav: SAG-AFTRA "Right About Almost Everything," Too: As SAG-AFTRA members continue voting this week to potentially ratify the union's new three-year deal with the studios &[...]
As November gives way to December this week, we have two updates to pass along regarding the ongoing SAG-AFTRA vote to ratify the tentative agreement with the studios & streamers that would lead to a new three-year deal First up, it looks like Tuesday, December 5th, 5 pm PT (8 pm ET) is the deadline[...]
Doctor Who
Making the BCTV Daily Dispatch menu board today? WWE's Becky Lynch, BBC's Doctor Who, The CW's The Flash, NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, AMC's The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live, Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, Max's The Penguin, Paramount+'s Star Trek: Lower Decks/Strange New Worlds & Jack Quaid, and more! Images/Screencaps: BBC, Paramount+, Adult Swim,[...]
SAG-AFTRA Releases Full Details of Tentative Agreement to Members
With the union's membership currently in the middle of voting on whether or not to ratify the tentative agreement between SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP, today marks a very important day for members – the release of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), outlining what the new deal would entail The news of the release was announced on[...]
Doctor Who
Making the BCTV Daily Dispatch menu board today? Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023, BBC's Doctor Who, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, NBC's Night Court, TBS' AEW Dynamite, Paramount+'s Frasier, SAG-AFTRA, John Leguizamo/Univision, Disney+'s Goosebumps, Disney's Star Wars Rebels, Disney+'s The Mandalorian, Wellington Paranormal podcast & more! Images/Screencaps: BBC, NBCUniversal, FOX TV, Comedy Central, Lucasfilm, AP, Paramount+, BCTV[...]
In terms of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA vote to ratify a new three-year agreement, union president Fran Drescher took to Instagram to announce the full 128-page Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) detailing what Drescher claims is "the most lucrative, innovative and protective contract in entertainment union history" will be available this Friday Meanwhile, actor Matthew Modine ("Stranger[...]
BCTV Daily Dispatch
Marvel, Paramount+'s Frasier, Netflix's Wednesday, NBC's Seinfeld, SAG-AFTRA, WWE, Disney+'s Daredevil: Born Again, Peacock's Ted, AMC's Parish, Prime Video's Invincible, Disney+'s Loki, BBC's Doctor Who, CBS' Ghosts, AMC's Fear the Walking Dead Prime Video's Merry Little Batman, FOX's The Simpsons, Netflix's Dead Boy Detectives, Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, NBC's Saturday Night Live, BBC's Doctor Who, and more! Images/Screencaps: BBC, SAG-AFTRA, AMC Networks,[...]
When it was announced that 86% of the union's national board approved the tentative agreement that had the full support of the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee, we couldn't get past that 14% that didn't support it And then, over the weekend, there were rumblings from members over the weekend regarding when they would have the[...]
Doctor Who, Rick and Morty, SNL, Reacher & More: BCTV Daily Dispatch
Making the BCTV Daily Dispatch menu board today? SAG-AFTRA, Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, Crunchyroll's Spy x Family, Netflix's Jurassic World: Chaos Theory, AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, Crunchyroll's Jujutsu Kaisen, Paramount+'s Star Trek: Lower Decks, FX's American Horror Story: Delicate/Stephen King, David Letterman/Paul Shaffer, Prime Video's Reacher, NBC's Saturday Night Live, Max's Doom Patrol, Disney+'s Loki, BBC's Doctor Who, and[...]
With the SAG-AFTRA National Board having approved the tentative agreement between the union and the AMPTP, the final step is for the union's voting members to give the deal its collective thumbs-up or thumbs-down beginning this Tuesday, November 14th Ahead of the start of voting, SAG-AFTRA is hosting an informational webinar via Zoom for all[...]
BCTV Daily Dispatch
Making the BCTV Daily Dispatch menu board today? Netflix's Yu Yu Hakusho, FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, SAG-AFTRA, Netflix's The Witcher: Sirens of the Deep, Netflix's Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft, Marvel Studios' The Marvels, Netflix's Masters of the Universe: Revolution, Netflix's 3 Body Problem, Netflix's Star Trek: Lower Decks, BBC's Doctor Who, Prime Video's Merry Little Batman,[...]
SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director & Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland & the union's TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee got a deal from AMPTP that they were proud of – and now, it's cleared the next hurdle During a press conference this afternoon, the union confirmed that the SAG-AFTRA National Board had approved the tentative[...]
SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher Urges Video Game Strike
As expected, the SAG-AFTRA National Board is voting today to decide whether or not to approve the tentative agreement between the union and the AMPTP for a new three-year deal Now, we're learning that the results will be revealed at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT) by SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher Joining Drescher at the[...]
Ahead of Friday's note by the National Board to see if the tentative agreement is sent on to union members for a ratification vote, SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher and SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director & Chief Negotiator Duncan Crabtree-Ireland posted a lengthy message to union members thanking them and other for their support over the past[...]
SAG-AFTRA Strike Ends, The Boys Returns & More: BCTV Daily Dispatch
Making the BCTV Daily Dispatch menu board today? SAG-AFTRA, NBC's Saturday Night Live, Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, Hulu/Disney+, FX's Alien, AEW/WWE, Prime Video's The Boys, Adult Swim's Aqua Teen Hunger Force, BBC's Doctor Who, Peacock's Mr Monk's Last Case: A Monk Movie, Marvel Studios' The Marvels, Netflix's Scott Pilgrim Takes Off, HBO's Snow, CBS' S.W.A.T., Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender, Apple TV+'s Slow Horses,[...]
"We are thrilled & proud to tell you that today your TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee voted unanimously to approve a tentative agreement with the AMPTP." That's how the message that was sent out by the SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee to union members began – officially ending the 118-day-long strike As of 12:01 a.m PT (3:01 a.m[...]
And what those talks brought is a tentative agreement between SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP after the union's negotiating committee voted unanimously on the proposal Full details are expected on Friday when the agreement goes to the SAG-AFTRA national board for approval The strike will officially come to an end this Thursday at 12:01 a.m PT (3:01[...]
As SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP prepare to meet again later today in hopes of reaching a deal on a new three-year contract that would end the 118-day-long strike, Warner Bros Discovery CEO David Zaslav shared his thoughts on the negotiations between the union and the studios & streamers "Let me start by saying that we are[...]
After negotiations between the union and the studios & streamers ran for ten hours on Tuesday, SAG-AFTRA confirmed overnight that the union and AMPTP will be back at the table for talks today. "Following a meeting Monday night with the AMPTP, the TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee spent 10 hours deliberating today We will continue on Wednesday," read[...]