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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2001 6:43 am 
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What do we make of this:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>AGMA, AFTRA Vying Over Live Airings</B><P>BackkStage.com<P>The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) is complaining that its members shouldn't have to join a second union to receive payment for live opera or ballet performances aired on television and radio.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/bpibs/20010322/en/_b_h1_agma_aftra_vying_over_live_airings_h1_b__1.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2001 7:57 am 
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I was a member of both. When I reach 65 I will have a nice tidy pension from AFTRA, all AGMA did was collect dues. Yes the dues to join AFTRA were quite steep, but well worth it. I really do not think with AGMA's reputation that they could negociate an allowance.


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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2001 8:41 am 
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And what about this:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>AGMA: No SAG</B><P>BackStage.com<P>The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) wants the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recuse itself from a jurisdictional dispute which may come before the Associated Actors and Artists of America (the Four As).<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/bpibs/20010328/en/_b_h1_agma_no_sag_h1_b__1.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2001 5:59 am 
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From the Independent:<P><B>Strike at the Royal Opera House threatens to halt productions</B><P>By Louise Jury, Media Correspondent<BR>07 April 2001<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Technicians and other backstage staff at the Royal Opera House have voted to go on strike in protest at disciplinary action being taken against a union official, it was announced yesterday.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/opera/story.jsp?story=65402" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2001 5:39 am 
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Oh, oh:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>AGMA Decries AFTRA Stand On Airings</B><P>Roger Armbrust, Backstage.com<P>Dissatisfied with AFTRA's response to his union's concerns, Alan Gordon, the American Guild of Musical Artists' executive director, has blasted the larger union in a letter to its chief administrator, Greg Hessinger.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/bpibs/20010627/en/_b_h1_agma_decries_aftra_stand_on_airings_h1_b__1.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2001 10:40 am 
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Could get interesting:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>AGMA Inks Opera Net Pact</B><P>The American Guild of Musical Artists has begun an effort to sign the nation's major opera companies to a contract that covers Internet release of videotaped operatic and ballet performances. The union thus far has inked the agreement with three companies in Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., and appears to be portraying the contract as an industry-wide pact while opera companies actually must sign it individually.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/bpibs/20010725/en/_b_h1_agma_inks_opera_net_pact_h1_b__1.html" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2001 10:47 am 
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Definitely interesting:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Actors' Equity Urges Boycott of Nonunion Road Show<P>By JESSE McKINLEY The New York Times on Yahoo! News<P>Officials upset by a plan to use nonunion actors in the first national tour of the Broadway production of "The Music Man" are urging audiences nationwide to boycott the tour.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nyt/20010822/en/actors_equity_urges_boycott_of_nonunion_road_show_1.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2001 2:13 am 
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[color=FF0000]Some background information: Members of Actors' Equity are prohibited from appearing other than under an Equity contract.</font><P>I don't know the details of the negotiations between Equity and Big League, but I know that some producers of non-union tours have offered to hire Equity members under a Letter Of Agreement. This would allow them to hire <I>anyone</I>; the Equity members would be working under an Equity agreement while the non-members would not. Equity has refused, insisting that the entire production be unionized. If I were an Equity member, I'd be irked -- and, indeed, many are.<p>[This message has been edited by salzberg (edited August 23, 2001).]

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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2002 10:05 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>AGMA, NYC Opera Settle<P>Roger Armbrust, Backstage.com on Yahoo!<P>Trustees of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) health fund and retirement plan have settled a federal lawsuit against New York City Opera and its board. But the lawsuit has revealed a second problem: the major employers aren't represented on the AGMA fund or plan boards, and both sides actually want to remedy that.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/bpi/20020213/en_bpibs_bpi/_b__h1_agma__nyc_opera_settle__h1___b_ target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2002 8:33 am 
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Hmm:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Equity Faces Tour Concerns<P>Roger Armbrust, Backstage.com on Yahoo!<P>Patrick Quinn, Actors' Equity Association's national president, has written members clarifying the union's concern about nonunion national tours in general, and the planned "42nd Street" tour specifically. He also spoke with Back Stage on Tuesday to expand on his view.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/bpi/20020215/en_bpibs_bpi/_b__h1_equity_faces_tour_concerns__h1___b_ target=_blank>More</a>


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2002 10:19 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Finding Drabinsky<P>(BPI) TORONTO-The Canadian Actors Equity Assn. is to begin distributing checks today totaling CAN$157,200 ($100,640) for monies owed to 163 actors for work they performed on mega-musicals produced in the late 1990s by the now-bankrupt Livent Inc.<P>...<P>The Canadian Actors Equity Assn. is the professional organization for Canadian performers, directors, choreographers and stage managers engaged in English-language live performance, including stage, opera, ballet and dance.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/bpi/20020315/en_bpibs_bpi/_b__h1_finding_drabinsky__h1___b_ target=_blank>More</a>


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>AGMA's Double Whammy<P>Roger Armbrust, Backstage.com on Yahoo!<P>When Broadway producers bring Giacomo Puccini's "La Boh


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>AGMA Rising: Roll Grows 40% In Two Years<P>Roger Armbrust, Backstage.com on Yahoo! News<P>The little guy is putting on muscle. The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) recently announced that its membership has grown 40% in the last two years: an increase from 4,644 in February 2000 to 6,748 at present.<P>...<P>Second, the AGMA staff began to organize "much more aggressively," Gordon noted. "We picked up 50 new members at 'La Boheme on Broadway.' We brought in 30 to 50 members at the San Jose Ballet."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/backstage/20020524/en_bpibs/agma_rising__roll_grows_40__in_two_years target=_blank>More</a>


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>With increasing frequency, professional actors and those who are members of Actors' Equity Association, the actors' union, are being hired to perform in community theaters in Southwest Florida.<P>Producers and directors cite a declining number of people auditioning and audience demands for ever- higher quality as reasons for hiring professionals to work alongside the amateurs, who do it just for the love of the stage.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.heraldtribune.com/theartsstory.cfm?ID=68677" TARGET=_blank>More</A>

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 Post subject: Re: Unions, legislation and the Arts
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2002 6:24 pm 
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Way cool, Ms Allton!

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AGMA Names Dancer-Attorney As Exec, Counsel

Deborah Allton, a New York City attorney and former Metropolitan Opera ( news - web sites) ballet dancer, has joined the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) as its national dance executive and counsel.
<a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/backstage/20020815/en_bpibs/agma_names_dancer_attorney_as_exec__counsel target=_blank>More</a>, in Yahoo


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