AFTRA named a team of executives to serve on its New Media Work Group.
The group was set up “to ensure that employment opportunities in new media platforms provide union wages, benefits, working conditions and protections for professional performers.”
The group will make its first report to the AFTRA National Board this week on existing agreements for new media production. The union said it has negotiated approximately 40 contracts covering program material made for media such as Internet, cell phones and podcasting.
“Productions designed for new media platforms are affecting all AFTRA members: performers, recording artists and broadcasters,” said National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth.