Motion Picture Association Statement on AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA Agreement on Exclusive Employment Contracts

August 22, 2022

WASHINGTON – Last week, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and SAG-AFTRA came to an agreement for minimum standards for exclusive employment contracts. On Saturday, the SAG-AFTRA National Board voted to approve the agreement. The following is a statement from Motion Picture Association Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin:

“The Motion Picture Association applauds the AMPTP and SAG-AFTRA agreement on minimum standards for exclusive employment contracts. The strong partnership between creative community unions and studios underscores the vital role collective bargaining plays in developing industry-wide guild and union contracts that benefit everyone and adapt flexibly to a rapidly changing environment. We look forward to continuing our productive relationship with SAG-AFTRA and all our union and guild partners as we work together to tell great stories loved by audiences around the world.”

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About The Motion Picture Association:

The Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA) serves as the global voice and advocate of the motion picture, home video, and television industries. It works in every corner of the globe to advance the creative industry, protect its members’ content across all screens, defend the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and support innovative distribution models that bring an expansion of viewing choices to audiences around the world.

Its member studios are: Netflix Studios, LLC; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.

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