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Updated October 31, 2013

Equity, 4As "Do Not Work" Notice

All For One, One For All

Today's professional performers must be able to work in every medium: theatre, television, radio, film, the internet and other new media platforms. To protect the wages and working conditions that everyone deserves, members of one union may not undermine another union's efforts to organize professional work opportunities.
This means that if you want to accept employment in a “sister” union’s jurisdiction without an appropriate union contract, you may only do so after you have confirmed with that union that it does not object, and is not trying to organize or achieve a contract with that employer.
Actors' Equity, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA, and the Italian Actors' Union are all members of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (4As). Because of this we recognize, respect and support each others’ efforts to organize and negotiate fair and equitable contracts. As a member of any 4A’s union, you are bound by your union's constitution to uphold these provisions.
Actors' Equity is currently seeking a contract with the following employers, producers or organizations. Members of AEA and the 4As may NOT ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT until a contract is achieved. Please note that as stated above, if the project you are considering is not listed here, it is your responsibility to check with the appropriate union.
Please remember that if you are an Equity member, you may not accept any work in Equity jurisdiction without the appropriate contract. Even if the project is not listed here; you are still obligated to call Equity if you are offered any stage work without a union contract.
For any questions relating to these issues, please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects immediately (flora@actorsequity.org, or 212-869-8530). All calls are confidential.

Also see: To Work, or Not To Work Non-Union



"Non-Jurisdictional" Fiction, not Fact !


Alert: QUEEN OF THE NIGHT (LDV Hospitality; Randy Weiner and Variety Worldwide, Producers)
AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members are advised that there is NO union contract for this production.
AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members may NOT accept employment in this production without a union contract.
Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-Equity work.
If you are approached about employment on this show, please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing & Special Projects at 212.869.8530 ext. 419, or by email at flora@actorsequity.org. (Posted August 29, 2013)

AEA Non-Union
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
Tony n' Tina's Wedding-TOUR
MIDDLE CLASS NOBLEMAN
Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Program (ETP)
Palm Canyon Theatre (Palm Springs, CA)
Cumberland Theatre (Cumberland, MD)
IN THE MOOD - LIVE ON TOUR
Cirque du Soleil's shows
THRILLER LIVE - update
Bway By The Bay - No AEA Agreement
THE RIDE
Urban Circuit
INTERNATIONAL TOURS


SAG-AFTRA Non-Union
THE BUILDERS – History Channel Mini Series TV
SAG-AFTRA Notice Once Upon A Time Films, LTD. and Sordid Productions, LLC
SAG-AFTRA Notice re: Nickelodeon
SAG-AFTRA Bulletin Re Theatrical Pic, THIS IS IT


Alert: "Non-Jurisdictional" Fiction, not Fact !

AEA and 4As members should beware of ANY audition notice claiming that a production or project is "non-jurisdictional" or "not in any union's jurisdiction."

It is highly unlikely that such a claim is correct. This terminology is almost exclusively used to avoid a union contract, when one should be in place.

Please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects by phone at 212-869-8530, ext. 419, or by email at flora@actorsequity.org before auditioning for any live project that claims to be "non-jurisdictional" or "not in any union's jurisdiction." All calls are confidential.

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Alert: NON-EQUITY TOURS

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members are reminded that Actors' Equity Association maintains a list of non-Equity tours here.

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members may NOT accept employment in these productions without an Equity contract.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-Equity work.

If you are approached about employment on any of these tours, please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects at 212.869.8530, or by email at flora@actorsequity.org.

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AEA NOTICES


Alert: Tony n' Tina's Wedding-TOUR
Producer: Joe Corcoran and Dan Corcoran
AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA and AGVA members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for the national tour, Tony n' Tina's Wedding.
AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members may NOT accept employment in this production without an Equity contract.
Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-Equity work.
If you are approached about employment on these tours, please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects at 212.869.8530, or by email at flora@actorsequity.org. (Updated October 30, 2013)


Alert: MIDDLE CLASS NOBLEMAN
Producers: Parson’s Nose Theatre, Lance Davis
AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members are advised that there is NO union contract for this production.
AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members may NOT accept employment in this production without a union contract.
Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-Equity work.
If you are approached about employment on this show, please contact Jacqueline Pombo, 323.978.8080 ext. 117, or by email at jpombo@actorsequity.org. (Posted October 24, 2013)


(Posted August 29, 2012)

Alert: PALM CANYON THEATRE
Producers: Se Layne, Joseph Layne and William Layne

Location: Palm Springs, CA

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members are advised that as of August 15th, 2012 Actors' Equity Association no longer has a contract with this employer. This means that Palm Canyon Theatre may no longer refer to itself as an Equity theater nor can it utilize or promote itself as a theater for EMCs (Equity Membership Candidates).

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members may NOT accept employment at this theater. Equity Membership Candidates may NOT earn credit toward membership at this theater.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-Equity work.

If you are approached about work at Palm Canyon Theatre, please contact Mary Lou Westerfield, Western Regional Director, through her Assistant, Jacquelin Pombo at 323-978-8017, or by email at jpombo@actorsequity.org.

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(Posted August 19, 2011)

Alert: Cumberland Theatre (Cumberland, MD) is now a NON-UNION theatre.

After 24 years operating under an Equity agreement, the Cumberland Theatre, an SPT (Small Professional Theatre) in Cumberland, MD, has severed their 2011 seasonal agreement with Equity due to financial reasons after one show. AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members are advised that there is NOT a union contract in place for this theatre. Members of Actors' Equity as well as other entertainment Unions may NOT accept employment at this theatre without an appropriate union contract.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-union work.

If you are approached about employment at the Cumberland theatre, please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects at flora@actorsequity.org (212.869.8530 ext 419) or Kathleen Munroe, Business Representative at kmunroe@actorsequity.org (212.869.8530 ext 413).

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Alert: IN THE MOOD - LIVE ON TOUR Update
Producer: Bud Forrest Entertainment

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for any production of IN THE MOOD.

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members may NOT accept employment in this production, nationally or internationally, without an Equity contract.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-Equity work.

If you are approached about employment on these tours, please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects at 212.869.8530, or by email at flora@actorsequity.org.

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(Updated April 2, 2013)

Alert: Cirque du Soleil's shows are non-union productions
Producer: Cirque du Soleil, MSG Entertainment and BASE Entertainment

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members are advised that there is NOT a union contract in place for these productions. Members of Actors' Equity as well as other entertainment Unions may NOT accept employment in these productions without an appropriate union contract.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-union work.

If you are approached about employment on these productions, please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects at 212.869.8530, or by email at flora@actorsequity.org.

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(Posted August 26, 2009 and updated June 11, 2010 and Jan 7, 2011 )

UPDATED Alert: THRILLER LIVE
Producer: Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Music - Mark Strange, Manager, Adrian Grant for Key Concerts

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for this production, and does not have an Exchange Agreement for the West End production.

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members may NOT accept employment in this production without an Equity contract or an Exchange Agreement.

January 2011 update: Please be aware that as of November 2010, Earl Minfield is no longer affiliated with this production.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-Equity work.

If you are approached about employment on this show , please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects at 212.869.8530, extension 419, or by email at flora@actorsequity.org.

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(Posted December 16, 2010)

Alert:Bway By The Bay - No AEA Agreement

Broadway by the Bay has recently posted an audition notice on their website and various other public locations for FOREVER PLAID which states that there is the possibility of two Equity contracts. Please be aware that Equity currently does not have an Agreement with Broadway by the Bay. Therefore, should you choose to audition, please understand that this is not an Equity approved audition and it is uncertain at this time whether an agreement will be reached for their 2011 season, so you would be auditioning at your own risk. Please contact business representative Bethany Umbach at 323-978-8080 x 129 or bumbach@actorsequity.org should you have any questions or concerns.

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(Posted September 15, 2010)

Alert: THE RIDE, "A new live entertainment experience taking place on the streets of New York."
Producer: The Ride NY, Jonathan P. Danforth, Director and President/CEO

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for this production.

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members may NOT accept employment in this production without an Equity contract.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-Equity work.

If you are approached about employment on this show , please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects at 212.869.8530, or by email at flora@actorsequity.org.

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Alert: Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Program (ETP) workshops are non-union productions
Producers: Kaiser Permanente

AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members are advised that there is NOT a union contract in place for these productions. Members of Actors' Equity as well as other entertainment Unions may NOT accept employment in these productions without an appropriate union contract.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-union work.

If you are approached about employment on this production, please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects at 212.869.8530, or by email at flora@actorsequity.org.

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Alert: Urban Circuit - all stage productions produced by

  • J. D. Lawrence
  • Tyler Perry Presents
  • I'm Ready Productions (Je'Caryous Johnson and Gary Guidry)
  • AIW Entertainment
  • Presenting Laterras R. Whitfield
  • Makin' It Happen Productions
  • Stone Ridge Entertainment
  • FalkonQwest

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Alert: INTERNATIONAL TOURS

Please be reminded that if you are offered employment on productions touring internationally (excluding the U.K., Canada, and Australia, where we have ongoing arrangements), you CANNOT do this work without an Equity contract if any part of the work will be done in the United States. "Work" for this purpose means any activity related to the production, including, but not limited to, readings, costume fittings, and so on.

While this work is in Equity's jurisdiction, we are currently in discussions as to what steps would best serve our members in this arena.

If you have any questions, please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing & Special Projects, at flora@actorsequity.org or by phone at 212-869-8530, extension 419.

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SAG-AFTRA NOTICES


(Posted Oct 19, 2011 and UPDATED June 6, 2012)
Alert: THE BUILDERS – HISTORY CHANNEL MINI SERIES TV
Producer: Stephen David Entertainment

AEA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG-AFTRA members are advised that SAG-AFTRA does NOT have a contract for THE BUILDERS.

While some notices have stated “Equity members welcome”, and the production is actively seeking Equity Actors for this non- union work, please be reminded that AEA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG-AFTRA members may NOT accept employment in this production without a union contract.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-Equity work.

If you are approached about employment on this show, please contact Flora Stamatiades, National Director, Organizing and Special Projects at 212.869.8530, or by email at flora@actorsequity.org.

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Alert: UPDATE Regarding Unfair Employer and Do Not Work Notice for Once Upon a Time Films, Ltd. and Sordid Productions, LLC

SAG-AFTRA has advised members that Once Upon a Time Films, Ltd. and Sordid Productions, LLC have been declared an Unfair Employer and SAG-AFTRA members may not accept employment from these companies. Because there are several entities with similar sounding names that are not involved in this matter, members are also advised to use care and contact their Local SAG-AFTRA office if they have any questions regarding the identity of the companies subject to the Do Not Work order.

The only entities declared Unfair and subject to the Do Not Work order are: “Once Upon a Time Films, Ltd.” and “Sordid Productions, LLC.” Other entities with similar sounding names, such as Del Shore’s “Sordid Lives, LLC,” and “Somewhat Sordid Publishing," are NOT parties involved in the pay dispute with SAG-AFTRA - represented performers and have not been declared unfair.

To view the Unfair Employer and Do Not Work Order, click here..

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Alert: SAG-AFTRA Notice re: Nickelodeon

Please be advised that Nickelodeon is not signed to the SAG-AFTRA Television Commercials Contract or the SAG-AFTRA Radio Commercials Contract.

Although SAG-AFTRA has collective bargaining agreements with Nickelodeon covering other types of programs, members are prohibited from accepting employment for commercial services by Nickelodeon or by any other employer, unless that employer is signatory to the applicable SAG-AFTRA TV or Radio Commercials Contract.

Please be reminded that SAG-AFTRA members may not accept employment in commercials, whether for broadcast, cable or the Internet, unless the employer is signed to the SAG-AFTRA Television Commercials Contract or the SAG-AFTRA Radio Commercials Contract.

Franchised Talent Agents should check and verify the signatory status of an employer who seeks to engage their SAG-AFTRA member clients for services in a broadcast, cable or Internet commercial.

If you have questions about this notice, about the signatory status of an employer, or about whether a particular project is commercial in nature rather than a covered program or promo, please contact your nearest SAG-AFTRA office at http://www.sagaftra.org/

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Alert: SAG-AFTRA Bulletin Re Theatrical Pic, THIS IS IT

SAG-AFTRA BULLETIN REGARDING THE THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE "THIS IS IT"

The producer of the theatrical motion picture "This Is It" (also known as "Michael Jackson’s This Is It") is not yet signed to an agreement with SAG-AFTRA covering the terms and conditions for performers and background actors employed on the picture.

Guild members are reminded of their obligation not to accept employment on any non-signatory project, as well as their obligation to confirm with the Guild that a project is signatory. Employment on any non-signatory project within the Guild's jurisdiction may subject a member to a Rule One violation.

Members who have questions or who wish to discuss the status of this picture should contact the Theatrical Contracts Department at (323) 549-6828.

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