Labor Unions and Creators

When: May 6, 2024 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

Join the Washington, D.C. Chapter for an evening hybrid program discussing how labor unions represent creators.

Panel One, 6 to 7 pm: will include three unions that represent creators — SAG-AFTRA, WGA East, AFM. The unions protect creators in many ways, from collective bargaining to lobbying and more, and this panel will discuss what the union does and  the various ways that unions protect creators. The panel will include discussion about some of the lesser known protections that these unions provide to creators that creator representatives should know. SAG-AFTRA and the AFM have established funds that distribute both collectively bargained and copyright revenue streams to creators.

Duncan Crabtree Ireland, SAG-AFTRA
Tino Gagliardi, AFM
Ann Burdick, WGA East
Dan Navarro, singer-songwriter, performer
Moderator: Ann Chaitovitz, Professor GWU

Panel Two, 7:10 to 8 pm: will include two of these funds — The AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund and the AFM Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund. The panel will explain the Funds, what they do and the different income streams that they distribute. Both panels will include a creator to provide insight from a creator’s perspective.

Roxanne Castillo, FMSMF
Stefanie Taub, The AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund
Dan Navarro, singer-songwriter, performer
Moderator: Ann Chaitovitz, Professor GWU

A small networking reception will be held after the second panel.

 

Please note, no MCLE credit will be offered for this program.

Agenda

5/06

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

In Person Check-In

5/06

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Panel One

Panel One will include three unions that represent creators — SAG-AFTRA, WGA East, AFM. The unions protect creators in many ways, from collective bargaining to lobbying and more, and this panel will discuss what the union does and  the various ways that unions protect creators. The panel will include discussion about some of the lesser known protections that these unions provide to creators that creator representatives should know. SAG-AFTRA and the AFM have established funds that distribute both collectively bargained and copyright revenue streams to creators.

 

SPEAKERS:

Duncan Crabtree Ireland, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator

Tino Gagliardi, AFM Executive Officer,

Ann Burdick, WGA East General Counsel

 

MODERATOR:

Dan Navarro, singer-songwriter, performer

5/06

7:10 pm - 8:10 pm EDT

Panel Two

This second panel will include two of these funds — The AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund and the AFM Film Musicians Secondary Markets Fund. The panel will explain the Funds, what they do and the different income streams that they distribute. Both panels will include a creator to provide insight from a creator’s perspective.

 

SPEAKERS:

Roxanne Castillo, Film Musicians Secondary Market Fund General Counsel

Stefanie Taub, CEO of the The AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund

 

MODERATOR:

Dan Navarro, singer-songwriter, performer

5/06

8:10 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

In Person Reception and Networking

Please join us after the presentations for some light refreshments and networking.