The agreement, which will apply to the union`s 160,000 members who are interpreters, broadcasters and actors, will increase wages and leftover streaming and improve funding for the union`s health and pension plans. The contract, which is retroactive to 1 July, covers film, television and new media production. The new three-year contract, which is now subject to approval by the SAG-AFTRA Executive Committee, is retroactive to July 1 and runs until June 30, 2023. The agreement builds on the recently concluded live action agreements and contains the applicable benefits of this agreement, including: SAG-AFTRA criticized the statement and said, “While we support Time`s Up for its unique contributions to a cause in which we all believe, we fully agree with their acceptance that they have the right or invitation to enter this collective bargaining process led by the members for whom this organization and these agreements exist.” In response to the 2020 TV/Theatre Agreement, the TIME UP Foundation made the following statement: The SAG-AFTRA agreement met with opposition from the activist group Time`s Up, which fights for the rights of victims of sexual assault and harassment. The agreement also includes the modification of the syndication of the distribution of a fixed remain to a balance based on the turnover of 6% of the distributor`s gross revenues – the same formula that applies to content that switches to basic cable. The union says the new formula was the biggest concession it made, which was paid for the multiplication of streaming residues, an exchange that places language players to increase their leftovers in the fastest growth of their work, while increasing the possibilities of animated programs in the Broadcast Syndisation , a market in constant decline for years. “Creating safe, dignified and fair jobs in an industry where nudity and privacy are often part of the job is a challenge, but not insurmountable. Therefore, the fact that SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP have entered into an agreement that does not contain important health and safety measures is deeply disappointing and dangerous. The terms are similar to the agreements previously negotiated by the Directors Guild of America and, more recently, by the Writers Guild of America. “This is a strong and forward-looking agreement with significant benefits for our members,” said Gabrielle Carteris, President of SAG-AFTRA. “It applies scalar wages to more productions, lowers budget thresholds for HBSVOD programs by half an hour, and provides additional funds for the use of interstical programs in new media.” Animation and voiceover work of actors is one of the few sectors of the entertainment industry not to stop during the coronavirus shutdown. The terms of the new three-year pact, unanimously approved by the union`s board of directors, are retroactive to July 1, 2020. The union did not provide the actual amounts of votes.
In addition to including the benefits of live action agreements, the new animation agreement also implies a significant breakthrough in the requirement for pay-as-you-go for animated programs for new media.