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Screen Actors Guild

A labor union for American film and television actors. It lobbies and negotiates contracts for better pay and working conditions; it also advocates for members in the event of a labor dispute. It was established in 1933 and is based in and Los Angeles. It is affiliated with the AFL-CIO.
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Although there are no black-owned businesses in Sag Harbor, Main Street is lined with boutiques, antique stores and fine restaurants.
On the other hand, a big difference could be that the current and torque peaks happens at the beginning and in the end of ideal sags but these peakshappends in other time during a real sag.
SAG still has $17 million in unclaimed residuals as part of $83 million in funds held in trust for members, which include so-called foreign levies.
In 2009, SAG covered 45 theatrical productions overseas 170 actors, six episodic TV series with 12 actors, and 24 non-episodic TV productions with 56 actors.
According to standard procedure, enrollment in SAG occurs after a performer works for at least a day and is paid at the SAG rate on a project; the person is then considered "SAG-eligible.
The long run without a contract raised fears that SAG could erode, with many actors eventually working without a contract (It seems far-fetched, but major agents have been working since 2002 without a franchise agreement with the guild).
Citing the souring economy, the AMPTP has threatened to reduce the value of the $250 million offer to SAG.