SAG-AFTRA union approves new contracts covering commercials for TV, radio, and the Internet

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 12:10pm

In a national vote, Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists members have approved new, three-year contracts with the advertising industry to cover commercials produced for -- and repurposed for -- television, radio, and "the Internet and new media." (An example of this could be when a spot voiced or produced by SAG-AFTRA for radio is streamed online.) The new contracts go into effect immediately, retroactive to April 1, 2013, and remain in force until June 30, 2016.

According to a press release, the new contracts result in "wage increases and other payments totaling $238 million for all categories of performers, improvements in cable use fees, increases in payments for work on the Internet and new media platforms, an increase in the late payment fee, and an increase in contributions to the health and pension/retirement plans."

Read the press release here.

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