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SAG, Producers Seal Animation Deals

Wage, pension increases are retroactive to June 10.

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.