SAG, Producers Seal Animation Deals

Wage, pension increases are retroactive to June 10.

Last Updated: August 18, 2009 @ 4:57 PM

The Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on Monday came to terms on new, two-year contracts covering television animation (broadcast) and basic cable animation.

“We have arrived at a fair deal that delivers solid economic gains for our members," SAG said in a statement.


Included in the separate deals are compensation increases, an improved pension contribution rate and a template for compensation in new media.

"These contracts will help to ensure continued production and employment, which is especially critical in today’s economy," the AMPTP said in a statement.
The agreements are effective retroactive to June 10 and will expire with the TV/theatrical agreement on June 30, 2011.


Per SAG, the deals include:
— Annual wage increases of 3.0% in 2009 and 3.5% in 2010.

— A .5% increase in pension contributions.

—  New-media terms that reflect those negotiated under the TV/theatrical agreement ratified in June.