"A house divided against itself cannot stand" -Abraham Lincoln
For the professional American actor, these are important websites to bookmark and frequent.
As we continue moving into the 21st Century, actors have much to consider as changes and challenges are continuing to affect the way our work, especially in film, television and the internet, is created, sold and distributed to the public. In recent months, SAG and AFTRA have held elections, ratified new contracts, and we all have important work ahead of us, especially as “New Media” is tracked and studied, and the momentum of merger between the two union’s progresses.
Get involved and stay involved with your unions!
THE SCREEN ACTORS GUILD
The layout and frequency of timely updates at the SAG site have greatly improved since interim NED David White came to SAG. Updates and member alerts affecting members all across the country, especially in the Regional Branch Divisions has improved. More could be done with the RBD, but there has been improvement. Bookmark: SAG
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF RADIO AND TELEVISION ARTISTS
AFTRA’s website is perhaps, in my opinion, more informative overall than SAG’s, and has a better lay-out and is more user-friendly. Bookmark: AFTRA
This blog contains the liveliest, smartest discussion on the internet regarding the ins-and-outs of SAG and AFTRA politics and union matters. A frequent “must read”. Bookmark: SAGWATCH
THE SAG REPORTER
This blog pulls SAG and AFTRA news from around the country, and also, like SAGWATCH, offers clear analysis of the workings and politics of both unions. Bookmark: THE SAG REPORTER
In my links list (on the right) are links to other important US actor unions, including Canada and the UK.