Sound the trumpets: the wonderful ladies at elev8 will be joining my team! Nicole St. John (theatrical) and Kylie MacKenzie (commercial) will be negotiating on my behalf, working alongside Colin Harp and TJ Stein at Stein Entertainment Group.
I’m happy to officially announce that I will be working with Colin Harp at Stein Entertainment Group, headed by TJ Stein! This is an exciting new development, just in time for the upcoming episodic season.
Stein Entertainment Group
Colin Harp, Manager
8285 W. Sunset Blvd., #2
West Hollywood, CA 90046
SAG & AFTRA are officially moving to merge. Ballots are on their way for members to vote. I am a pro-merger actor for a variety of reasons, but we should all be aware of the realistic effects of the merger.
Having read the merger documents, these are the takeaways of how the SAG-AFTRA will actually affect actors:
- The budgets will be combined, so…no cost savings. (Merger Agreement, XII, A)
- Initiation fees will be $3,000 for 3 years following the merger (Merger Agreement, XII, B)
- Annual dues will be $198 for the 3 years following the merger, so…no cost savings (Merger Agreement, XII, C)
- Dues will increase 2% per year (Merger Agreement, XII, C)
- Work dues will be 1.575% up to $500k (Merger Agreement, XII, D, 1)
- Membership eligibility stays the same: open to all principal actors in union projects, and background after 3 union days (Constitution, III, A, 1, a)
- A strike vote requires 75% approval of those affected by the strike (Constitution, XI, E)
- You can propose a referendum to amend the constitution with the signatures of 10% of members in good standing (Constitution, XVIII, A, 1)
- The Health and retirement plans will not automatically merge. SAG-AFTRA will have to do more hard work. (Feasibility Review, p. 2)
- There is no guarantee that merging Health & Retirement plans will save the unions and their members money (Feasibility Review)