SAG Says Film Producers Owe Actors Back Pay

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT) -- The Screen Actors Guild Inc. lodged four separate suits against movie production companies including Twentieth Century Fox Films Corp. on Friday in California, claiming the studios’ movie distribution methods breached the guild’s contracts over actor compensation and seeking to confirm arbitration awards.

SAG alleges the companies, directors and producers broke agreements with the actors' association by failing to compensate the films’ actors for reruns of the movies and pay into actors’ pension and health plans. The guild arbitrated the disputes and won awards against all defendants,...
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