Sag Aftra Animation Agreement

On 12 april, 2021

The new agreement builds on the action films and live television contract recently ratified by the union and contains many benefits applicable to this agreement, including: The community of animation artists will be active and organized to ensure that members receive the protection, benefits and fair wages they deserve because they are the best in business. ”Building on our successful TV/theatre negotiations, the new animation contracts position members to increase the remnants of subscription streaming services – the area of greatest growth,” said Ray Rodriguez, Chief Contracts Officer of SAG-AFTRA. ”The new formula was the main concession paid for the increase in streaming scraps, an exchange that positions sag-AFTRA animation players to increase their leftovers in the fastest growth of their work, while increasing the possibilities of animated programs in the Broadcast-Syndication, a declining market,” the union said. 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. ”This is a strong and forward-looking agreement with significant benefits for our members,” said Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA, about the contract that covers animated programs for networked television, cable platforms and streaming platforms. ”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.” The actors gathered at events in New York and Los Angeles, where they discussed how to get a fair offer to work on animated series for streaming services such as Hulu, Amazon Prime and Netflix. On September 19, SAG-AFTRA and the producers announced that we had reached a preliminary agreement for the TV animation contract. Members congratulated the negotiating team and their animation colleagues on this amazing victory. Tv animation contracts expired on June 30, but were extended until July 30.

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