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JOINT NEWS RELEASE

                                American Federation of Television and Radio Artists 
                                 and Screen Actors Guild Support ACTRA


Los Angeles (September 17, 2008)---The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) released the following statement of support for the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) in its bargaining with representatives from the Institute of Communications Agencies (ICA) and the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA): 
 
We applaud the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists for its efforts to be responsive to the changing needs of the advertising industry. We believe that it is critical that the industry meets them halfway and ensures that ACTRA members receive just compensation for their creative performances and for their willingness to make modifications where appropriate. 
 
AFTRA and Screen Actors Guild members share ACTRA’s concern that a fair and equitable deal be finalized to avoid any disruptions. In the event that ACTRA is forced to call a strike, AFTRA and Screen Actors Guild will take all actions legally possible to support striking ACTRA members, including instructing our members to refuse to accept any engagements from struck employers, particularly any attempts by those employers to relocate productions to the U.S. or other locations.
 


 


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