SAG AND AFTRA JOINT BOARD OF DIRECTORS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES PROPOSALS FOR THEATRICAL/TELEVISION/EXHIBIT A CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

January 18, 2004, Los Angeles – Today, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA) national board members unanimously approved a package of theatrical/television/Exhibit A contract proposals.

Presidents Melissa Gilbert (SAG) and John Connolly (AFTRA) released the following statement: “Today’s action comes after months of thoughtful and careful deliberation by wages & working conditions committees throughout the country. Our joint board has endorsed the priorities established by the members who work under every provision of these important contracts. SAG and AFTRA have worked in unity in our continuing commitment to a shared goal. We stand ready to begin negotiations and look forward to a successful bargaining process.” Gilbert and Connolly chair the joint negotiating committee.

Details regarding proposals were not released and no date has been set for negotiations. The agreement expires on June 30 of this year.

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