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36 SAG-AFTRA | Spring 2017 | Y our union has been working to build partnerships that could soon bring members direct deposit for their residuals payments. SAG-AFTRA's evolution from paper checks to direct deposit for members will be an industry milestone that will go down in the union's history as a monumental accomplishment. The act of delivering payments through direct deposit has been a payment-processing norm for years. But in entertainment, paper has been king since the dawn of Hollywood — especially when it comes to residuals. While conversations about direct deposit for residuals have been ongoing in the industry since the 1990s, it wasn't until recently that there was a breakthrough. An Industry Game-Changer 36 SAG-AFTRA | Spring 2017 | THINKSTOCK

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