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Monday, June 8, 2009

Proposed SAG Contract

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I just had a reader ask me to post a copy of the proposed SAG contract, so here are two links of interest:

Summary of the 2009 Tentative Agreement

Full 2009 TV/Theatrical Tentative Agreement

The ballots are due by mail June 9, so unless you are in the Northwest it may be too late to get the ballot in. But, while I have you, below is a brief email I sent to my students regarding the industry’s views on the contract.

Those of you who are SAG members have likely received phone calls, emails and mailing about why you should vote YES on the proposed contract. I have found reading materials on BOTH side of the issue to be very useful in my own determination, so I thought I would pass along some resources to do some research of your own:

Message Boards with Actor Opinions

Videos by Actors (both Pros and Cons)

I would prefer that people do NOT use this blog (or its comments) to voice their opinions on this topic, because it can get pretty heated. But please do pass along info in the comments section if you have something that was helpful in leading you to your decision.

Erin Cronican's career as a professional actor and career coach has spanned the last 25 years in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego. She has appeared in major feature films and on television, and has done national tours of plays and musicals. She has worked in the advertising & marketing departments of major corporations, film production companies, theater magazines, and non-profit acting organizations. To learn more, check out

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