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SAG-AFTRA Board Unanimously Reaffirms Jurisdiction Over Taping Of Live Theatrical Presentations, Will Probe Actors’ Equity’s Alleged “Poaching”

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David Robb Labor EditorThe usually fractious SAG-AFTRA national board of directors unanimously has approved a resolution reaffirming the union’s jurisdiction over the taping of live theater productions, accusing Actors’ Equity Association of taking part in a “surreptitious campaign to encroach upon SAG-AFTRA jurisdiction.” The board, meeting Thursday night in special session, also directed SAG-AFTRA counsel to conduct an investigation into Equity’s “activities seeking to poach SAG-AFTRA’s jurisdiction.”The two unions have been locked in a bitter jurisdictional dispute over the taping of live theatrical presentations during the pandemic shutdown of legitimate theaters across the country.

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