2015 Contract Negotiations Successful
LOS ANGELES --- In April 2015, SAG-AFTRA National Board ratified a three-year
agreement to the new National Code of Fair Practice for Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Recorded Material. The agreement with the Producers Group brings together two legacy SAG and AFTRA contracts for corporate, non-broadcast and educational work, as a result of the merger of the unions in March 2012. SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals.
Lee Gluckman Jr., president of Producers Group and the industry’s chief negotiator, said: “We are very pleased to have been able to work out a good agreement for the benefit of the producers, payroll services and the SAG-AFTRA performers across the broad spectrum of the productions covered under this agreement. The changing face of today's digital and social media always makes this a challenging negotiation.”
Australian Minister of Tourism Leon Bignell (from left), Gluckman, James Rickard, kwp! Creative Director
Awards and wine sampling in Adelaide
In mid-January 2015, Lee Gluckman traveled to Adelaide, Australia, to present awards related to the 2014 US International Film & Video Festival Best of Festival-Corporate winner, “Barossa. Be Consumed,” done by kwp! In addition to two events related to the award, he got a tour of the Barossa wine country of South Australia and sampled it products, even bought a bottle at the Henschke winery.