Netflix, SAG-AFTRA Reach Tentative New Contract

Netflix Studios and SAG-AFTRA have reached a tentative settlement on a brand new contract, Selection has confirmed.

The contract can be a successor to the three-year deal that the streamer and union signed in 2019, which was permitted upon by SAG-AFTRA’s nationwide board with out ratification by union membership. Previous to the contract, Netflix signed agreements with the union on a production-by-production foundation, and used the union’s codified settlement and tv agreements as a template.

The 2019 deal was set on the time to run out June 30, however was prolonged to July 31 as Netflix and SAG-AFTRA agreed to increase negotiations. The deal between Netflix and SAG-AFTRA can be reviewed on the SAG-AFTRA nationwide board’s subsequent assembly, which is scheduled for subsequent Monday. Particulars of what the successor contract appears like is not going to be launched till after the board’s evaluation, in line with SAG-AFTRA.

The 2019 settlement differed from common agreements SAG-AFTRA signed with main firms in a number of key elements, similar to overlaying efficiency seize and dubbing as work lined by the union, together with provisions for good points in theatrical residuals, improved additional time for stunt performers and larger rights for members in choices and exclusivity. The settlement additionally included a number of provisions in opposition to sexual harassment that SAG-AFTRA enacted in response to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal, together with bans on auditions in personal residences and resort rooms. With the 2019 Netflix Settlement, minimal wage and turnaround provisions had been relevant to all Netflix productions.

“We’re all the time seeking to adapt and develop inside the altering setting of our business,” then SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris mentioned in an announcement in 2019. “This groundbreaking settlement speaks to that. Netflix acknowledges the worth of working with SAG-AFTRA members, and the contributions we make on this international business. I’m gratified that this deal achieved longstanding member targets specifically the popularity of efficiency seize work, and different vital enhancements that members need and deserve.”


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