Google Is In Upfronts
Google is selling ads like the networks always have, and actors' contracts are currently being renewed. The next few weeks could change actors' incomes for decades. From my LA acting blog:New media is now indistinguishable from old media (TV/Film). Google is now buying and selling TV ads in a big way, just like the biggest TV networks do: in Upfronts for extended periods of time. Residuals as of last week, Old fashioned residuals, applied to broadcast and cable TV (not internet/digital). Keep this in mind while considering your vote on the ballot for the new SAG Theatrical Contract mailed 2 days ago.
SAG TV/Theatrical Contract Will Be Mailed May 19thAfter more than a year of negotiations, ballots for the tentative agreement reached between SAG and the AMPTP for television programs, motion pictures and new media formats will be mailed on Tuesday, May 19.We urge you to carefully read the materials and to cast your vote. The SAG National Board of Directors and negotiating team are recommending that you VOTE YES on this tentative agreement.The agreement includes an immediate increase in wages of 3%, followed by another 3.5% increase next year
(from sag.org, via my Los Angeles Acting blog).
Save 4.5% on Postage Costs
Buy forever stamps today for $0.42 and starting Monday if your headshot costs $0.88 to mail, you can mail it using two forever stamps saving $0.04 per submission (from my Los Angeles Acting blog). During the week the main post office is open until midnight (I think) and may be open late tonight.
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Commercials Contracts Ballot Mailed
The ballots for the SAG/AFTRA commercials contracts covering from 2009-2012 have been mailed (from my Los Angeles Acting blog).