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Due to contract issues between SAG-AFTRA and independent producers of the movie “Fast Charlie,” they told SAG members that they could not work on the current production. The film’s producers are “in default of the SAG-AFTRA agreement for independent producers of theatrical motion pictures.” The film is directed by Phillip Noyce and stars Pierce Brosnan and James Caan. It is set to be released this year via Screen Media. The guild’s “Do Not Work Notice” is unusual because the film has already wrapped production in New Orleans. However, it still might be doing post-production voice-over work or looping, which SAG-AFTRA members now are prohibited from doing.”

“SAG-AFTRA members are hereby instructed to withhold any acting services or performance of any covered work for this production until further notice from the union,” SAG-AFTRA told members. “Please note, accepting employment or rendering services on Fast Charlie may be considered a violation of Global Rule One. Violating this order may result in disciplinary action in accordance with the SAG-AFTRA Constitution.”

The union’s Global Rule One, which requires members to work only for signatory companies, states: “No member shall render any services or make an agreement to perform services for any employer who has not executed a basic minimum agreement with the union, which is in full force and effect, in any jurisdiction in which there is a SAG-AFTRA national collective bargaining agreement in place.”


– Excerpt from an article for Deadline by David Robb. Read the full article here.


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