“The SAG-AFTRA National Board declared a strike effective 12:01 AM Pacific Time, July 14, 2023, of all covered services under the Producer\SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement and SAG-AFTRA Television Agreements and their related agreements known as TV/Theatrical Contracts and instructed all SAG-AFTRA members to cease rendering all services and performing all work covered by the TV/Theatrical/Streaming Contracts.” (That’s a mouthful and a bit hard to comprehend.)

As a decades-long member of SAG-AFTRA, I found these short explainer videos concise and extremely informative. I hope you do as well.

SAG-AFTRA – What members can work on during the current TV/Theatrical Contracts strike.
SAG-AFTRA – What members cannot work on during the current TV/Theatrical Contracts strike.

I’ve always been a fan of well-executed explainer videos. SAG-AFTRA hit the mark with these two. The voiceover talent was well cast, and the V/Os colorized the copy effectively. (BTW, does anyone know what shaded font SAG-AFTRA used is?)

Cheers to my union brothers and sisters. Let’s keep fighting the good fight; let’s always remember Rule One:

Global Rule One (GR1) is a mandate within the guidelines of SAG-AFTRA declaring that any actor who is a member of SAG-AFTRA cannot work on any project, anywhere in the world, that is not covered under an appropriate SAG-AFTRA agreement. Each actor who joins the union agrees, in principle, to honor this rule.

Link to SAG-AFTRA’s video.

For more information, visit the SAG-AFTRA strike website.