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T he union has updated its New Media Agreement to better serve members' needs, and the new contract began rolling out earlier this year. Based on the provisions negotiated with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the New Media Agreement exists for projects being shot by independent producers. The changes make it easier for producers to understand the provisions included in the agreement, as well as for the union to address the various areas of eligibility abuse occurring under the previous contract, such as using eligibility as a form of compensation and selling eligibility for personal profit. New media is a fast-growing area of opportunity for members, and SAG-AFTRA wants to make it easy for members to work on these projects without violating Global Rule One. "Based on member feedback, we have made significant changes to the New Media Agreement, focusing on providing members an improved on-set experience," said National Executive Director David White. "It gets us back to the original intent of the agreement, which was to provide more work opportunities for SAG-AFTRA members." Here are the highlights: NEW MEDIA AGREEMENT GETS AN UPGRADE 36 SAG-AFTRA | Spring 2016 | WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK The agreement remains flexible and many of its provisions are still fully negotiable between the producer and the performer. However, SAG-AFTRA does reserve the right and will negotiate minimum rates on the performers' behalf when appropriate in light of the producer's budget. THINKSTOCKPHOTOS.COM Get more details on by selecting New Media FAQs from the Contracts menu. Still have questions? Call (323) 549-6446 or email

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