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AGMA and Actors’ Equity Make Peace

Published November 13, 2015   |  By Musical Artists  |  Post in All Areas

By Alan S. Gordon, National Executive Director After more than a decade of jurisdictional conflicts and a hostile relationship, the two principal unions representing live performers across the United States have undertaken a new and mutually symbiotic relationship. Equity’s selection of Mary McColl as its Executive Director has helped immeasurably, as she and I were able to work out an innovative basic jurisdictional understanding, and begin a new focus on mutual cooperation. Previously, jurisdictional disputes were handled by the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (4As), an AFL-CIO created entity that consists of AGMA, Equity, SAG, AFTRA, AGVA and the Guild of Italian American Actors, with Theodore Bikel as its Presi... Read More -->