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June 2, 2009


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AFTRA’s Rules on a Covered Performer

From Ron Morgan, the LA president of AFTRA, in reference to the definition of NM “covered performer” in the AFTRA TV/Theatrical contract.

  • A Covered Performer for the purposes of low-budget work in Original Programming for New Media is someone who has worked under the terms of a collectively bargained agreement (CBA) and has at any time in their professional career done any ONE of the following:


  • Has at least 2 television (whether broadcast, basic cable, premium cable, or direct-to-video) or theatrical motion picture credits.


  • Has at least 2 credits in a Professional Stage Play (e.g., Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour, LORT, COST, CORST).


  • Has had a total 13 weeks employment on a radio station (including satellite) in a major market. The thirteen weeks do not need to be consecutive nor do they need to be with the same employer.


  • Has been employed as a performer on an audio book or as a royalty artist on an sound recording commercially released by a major or bona fide independent label


  • Appeared as a principal performer, announcer, singer or dancer in national television or radio commercial, interactive game, or non-broadcast industrial production.

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