OCTOBER 22, 2021
UBCP/ACTRA has been informed of a non-union commercial, Project: Online Shopping, that is being produced by Hot Tamali Communications. Union staff have reached out to the engager in an effort to unionize this production.
UBCP/ACTRA’s By-laws and Constitution prohibit union members from auditioning for, or working on, any non-union production in recorded media. Accordingly, there are significant consequences for any member found to be participating in a non-union production.
The vast majority of our members do not work on non-union productions and feel strongly about protecting our jurisdiction against anything that threatens it, including members working on non-union productions and talent agencies that facilitate that work.
We appreciate and applaud the efforts of those talent agencies who are working in the best interests of our members and the Union. We also recognize the many members and agents who stand in solidarity with UBCP/ACTRA, particularly by refusing to participate in this and other non-union productions. We will update you if an agreement with the producer has been signed.
If you have information on non-union productions, please forward it to email@example.com.