The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) made a tentative agreement for TV animation contracts.
This new deal also covers television including network television, basic cable and streaming platforms such as HUlu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. The original agreement was set to expire on June 30 was extended until July 30. This new three year agreement will be applied form July 1 and extended through June 30, 2023.
The deal has the following agreements-
- Wage increases of 2.5% in the first year, 3% in the second year and 3% in the third year
- A 1% increase in the contribution rate to the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan and optional wage diversions in years 2 and 3 that allow the union to shift .5% from the wage increase to the contribution rate for the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan or the SAG Pension Plan/AFTRA Retirement Fund;
- A 26% improvement in residuals for high-budget animated programs made for subscription streaming services like Amazon and Hulu; and
- A further reduction of the budget threshold that triggers high-budget coverage for half-hour animated programs made for subscription streaming services from $550,000 to $500,000.
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said,’ “This is a future-focused deal that builds off our successful television and film contract negotiations and even breaks new ground in the application of scale minimums to animated programs made for subscription streaming services, a very important bread-and-butter issue for our members and a strategic breakthrough that is unique to this contract. “Congratulations to Bob and David, the rest of our outstanding animation negotiating committee, and our community of talented animation voice actors whose solidarity and engagement is what ultimately made these gains possible