This year members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) voted to merge into one union, known as SAG-AFTRA.
For this week’s guest blog post, Dena Beatty answers questions from Washington Filmworks about the effects of the merger on area talent and producers. As the Screen Actors Guild Executive Director for the Pacific Northwest Branches, Dena helps facilitate SAG contracts and performer related issues in the region. She also serves as the talent expert on advisory committees for the top industry associations in both Washington and Oregon, where her expertise has been sought out by industry leaders throughout the region. Dena has written articles on performer issues for various northwest publications and was the subject of a Media Inc. article focused on Oregon and Washington performers.
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