SAG-AFTRA board approves TV contract

SAG-AFTRA board approves recently negotiated television contract

Actors, performers and hosts who work on "The Young and the Restless," "Saturday Night Live" "Dancing With the Stars" and other unscripted television shows are a step closer to a pay raise.

The national board of SAG-AFTRA on Monday night approved a recently negotiated contract covering non- prime-time dramas in first-run syndication, morning news shows, talk shows, soaps, reality, sports and variety programs, as well as promotional announcements.

SAG-AFTRA last month announced a tentative agreement on a new contract with the four major television broadcast networks.

The three-year contract includes an 8.7% overall wage increase to most program fees. The pact also includes higher rates for background rehearsals, overtime pay and streaming residuals.

The so-called Network Television Code generates more than $200 million a year in member earnings, according to SAG-AFTRA.

The agreement will take effect if it is approved by a majority of union members. SAG-AFTRA is Hollywood's largest union with about 160,000 members. 




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