Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Postage Hike May 12, 2009

Like the last 2 years, postage rates are increasing on May 12th. Stamps for your headshot mailings will likely cost 4 cents more than they do now. If you are paying $0.83, the lowest large envelope stamp rate, it'll cost $0.88 starting May 12th (depending how heavy your submission is). You'll pay $1.05 in stamps for a large envelope that now costs $1 (a 'flat' more than 1 ounce but less than 2 ounces). Postcard stamps will cost one cent more, $0.28 each.

After the rate change, you may want to have the post office weigh your mailing to double check the cost and the stamps you have on it. The post office still has their postcard postage calculator online to figure out how many/what stamps are required.

new prices of postage stamps on a sign at a post office

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Monday, April 20, 2009

TV/Theatrical Deal Approved and Recommended by SAG Board

The [SAG] board passed the below motion shortly after 4:00 p.m. today [Sunday]:
It was moved and seconded that the National Board directs the Interim National Executive Director to send the tentative agreement between the Producers represented by the AMPTP and the Screen Actors Guild for successor agreements to the 2005 Producer–Screen Actors Guild Codified Basic Agreement and the 2005 Screen Actors Guild Television Agreement to the membership for ratification, with a recommendation from the Board to vote 'Yes.'
Ratification ballots will be mailed to eligible SAG members in early May, with an expected return date at the end of the month. Tabulation will occur immediately upon the conclusion of balloting

(from the SAG website). You can also read about it in their press release.

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Thursday, April 02, 2009

AFTRA and SAG Reach Tentative Agreement with Ad Industry

Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists announced today that the AFTRA/SAG Joint Negotiating Committee has reached a unanimous tentative agreement with the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (AAAA) and the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) on terms for successor agreements to the AFTRA Television and Radio Commercials Contracts and the SAG Television Commercials Contract, subject to approval by the SAG/AFTRA Joint National Board

(from sag.org).

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