Saturday, June 02, 2012
SAG-AFTRA Makes Music Video Deal
The three-year deal includes minimums, pension and health benefits and a range of working-condition protections.
Capping a year of effort, SAG-AFTRA announced Friday that it had reached the first-ever industry wide agreement covering dancers in music videos. The deal, which encompasses Sony Music, UMG, Warner, EMI, Disney and their subsidiary labels, came less than two weeks after the union's board gave its executive director, David White, the power to issue a Do Not Work Order against the labels.
The three-year agreement was reached in the early morning hours of June 1, after the current round of talks between the union and label representatives commenced on May 30 in Los Angeles. The agreement is a milestone not only for the music video business but also for the new union: it's the first agreement reached by the post-merger SAG-AFTRA.
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