SAG and AMPTP to begin formal bargaining 15 April

Mumbai: Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have agreed to begin formal negotiations on 15 April at the AMPTP headquarters in Encino, CA.

"Now that we have concluded our Wages and Working Conditions process and the SAG National Board has approved our proposal package, we look forward to productive negotiations," said Screen Actors Guild national executive director and chief negotiator Doug Allen.

Screen Actors Guild will have no further comment at this time.

The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors had unanimously passed a resolution approving the bargaining proposal package that will form the basis of its negotiation for a successor TV/Theatrical agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.

The resolution passed by the National Board of Directors of SAG approved the proposal package as presented, and authorized the Chief Negotiator and the Negotiating Committee to add to, modify, amend or withdraw proposals as they deem appropriate for strategic bargaining purposes.

The proposal package represents months of hard work by Screen Actors Guild members who actively participated in the process by attending Wages and Working Conditions Committee meetings across the country and who presented, discussed and submitted proposals in person and by email.

"The contribution of Screen Actors Guild members was invaluable. Actors across the country participated in Wages and Working Conditions committee meetings and brought informed and reasoned proposals for review and consideration for this package. This is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of SAG members everywhere," said SAG president Alan Rosenberg.