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ATTENTION ARTISTS WITH FUTURE CONTRACTS AT

SAN DIEGO OPERA:

As you know, San Diego Opera has announced that it's going out of business at the end of the season. If you have a contract for future work at San Diego Opera, please e-mail a copy of that contract to AGMANY@aol.com or fax it to 212 262 9088.

 

Attention New York City Opera singers:


New York City Opera has filed for bankruptcy protection. AGMA is preparing a claim on behalf of AGMA artists who have contracts to perform in any production scheduled for the 2013-2014 season. In order to file an accurate claim please send a copy of your contract to Candace Itow by email (citow@musicalartists.org), fax (212-262-9088) or regular mail to the national office as soon as possible. It does not matter whether NYCO returned a fully executed copy to you, since use of your name in publicity indicates that there is a pursuable commitment. In addition please include contact information that you would like us to use to contact you.

PLEASE SEND IN YOUR CONTRACTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 


 

 

 

The Performers in Transition Arts Management Training Program

This is a program designed to train professional performing artists with a dedication to transition into arts management. The program will run from September 2013 to May 2014 and combines arts management training with applied experience in producing a performance with a Brooklyn-based organization.  It is offered in conjunction with the Brooklyn Academy of Music Professional Development Program. Participants will complete six management seminars hosted at BAM and shadow a Brooklyn-based producing organization. This program is designed specifically for dancers, actors, and musicians nearing or at the end of their professional performance career. Participation is free of charge for successful applicants. 

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GOOD NEWS – Money for our Opera Pacific Members!!


AGMA is delighted to report the recovery of $252,768.54 in bankruptcy court.

AGMA asserted a claim against the Company’s bankrupt estate for pay owing to members under the “pay or play” clause of our contract for cancelled performances (specifically, for the cancelled 2009 productions of Grapes of Wrath and Salome.) After resolving litigation in bankruptcy court, AGMA was successful in recovering the sum of $252,768.54, which we are in the process of finalizing the distribution to members who were due pay under the “pay or play” clause.

Deadline for returning release forms is May 1, 2013
 
If you have any questions or concerns, you may call (310-215-9554) or email John Russum at ,
by fax (212-262-9088) or regular mail to the national office as soon as possible. It does not matter whether NYCO returned a fully executed copy to you, since use of your name in publicity indicates that there is a pursuable commitment. In addition please include contact information that you would like us to use to contact you.

 

PLEASE SEND IN YOUR CONTRACTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

 

 

AGMA is proud to announce that the New Delegate Handbook is here!

Go to the Members Only Section of our site by clicking "Members Only" above

Login and click on the "Delegates" link to the left

Then click on "Delegate Handbook" link in the dropdown menu

Thank you to MMRC
for all of their efforts in providing this valuable tool to AGMA Delegates

 


AGMA and Actors’ Equity Make Peace

Of special interest to members is the fact that now members of either union can attend the other union’s auditions

AGMA members in good standing for at least one year and
who have worked under an AGMA contract may join Equity
by virtue of membership in AGMA. The cost to join Equity
would be their then current initiation fee less the $500 initiation fee previously paid to AGMA. AGMA has a standard letter that needs to be presented to Equity upon joining.
You can obtain that letter by calling the Membership Department at (212) 265-3687.


Additionally, current member of Actors’ Equity may join AGMA as an affiliate union. In such a case, only half the Initiation Fee and $78 for annual Basic Dues are required ($328). 
In addition, both AGMA and Equity members in good standing are allowed to attend the other union’s auditions without joining the other union.

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Celebrate AGMA's 75th anniversary! You know you want it –– your very own AGMA 75th Anniversary coffee mug, or t-shirt, or water bottle! We now have an online store that sells shirts, mugs, and other fun items with AGMA's snazzy new 75th anniversary logo on it. Whether you need another dance shirt or just want to share the celebration with family and friends, you can find new AGMA memorabilia for sale at AGMA's online store: CLICK HERE . One dollar of the purchase of each item is a direct donation to the AGMA Relief Fund.

 

 

Brooklyn’s Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center has announced an initiative called the Artist Access program that allows artists to exchange patient services for health care credits.

Click here for details

Discounts for AGMA Members
AGMA members in good standing are eligible for a number of great discounts. 
Go to the Members Only section by clicking the Members Only button on the top banner above, login and view our various discounts with instructions on how to access them.

For AGMA discounts through Union Plus 
Click Here

If you know of additional discounts that are available to
AGMA members, please email the information to the AGMA office .
Check back for updates!

AGMA has created a new facebook page

to join and stay up to date on AGMA posts
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Guest Artist Agreement Now in Place: 
Article
 
Agreement Document

Notice about illegal videotaping

Code of Standards for Agents and Managers 

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