SAG-AFTRA concluded four days of talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and have reached tentative agreement on two new contracts covering animated production: the 2014 SAG-AFTRA TV Animation Agreement and SAG-AFTRA Basic Cable Animation Agreement. Terms of the deals — said to be similar to those contained in the new SAG-AFTRA TV/theatrical contract ratified by union’s members last month — will be presented to the guild’s National Board of Directors on October 12.
TAG will be having it's first planning meeting with the Guild's negotiation committee in mid-September. As best we can determine, Animation Guild-AMPTP negotiations will start sometime between May and July of next year. (This would be after the IATSE-AMPTP talks about a new Basic Agreement.)