ACTRA Bulletin - Commercials Produced in Canada for United States Use Only

National Commercial Agreement (NCA) 2014 -17

Article 2404 Commercials for U.S. Use Only

Agreed Understanding re SAG-AFTRA Holding Fees

ACTRA and the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) and the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) have agreed upon the following interpretation with respect to the integration of SAG-AFTRA Holding Fees to the National Commercial Agreement, Article 2404, Commercials produced for U.S. Use Only.

There will be a “transition period” to extend the NCA, Article 1813, Dormancy provisions, (previously applied to Article 2404) based upon the following understanding:

  • For commercials produced prior to August 25, 2014, ACTRA Dormancy provisions will apply up until Friday October 31, 2014.  Effective November 1. 2014, SAG-AFTRA Holding Fees will apply
  • For commercials produced as of August 25, 2014, SAG-AFTRA Holding Fees apply.
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your local ACTRA office or, Winnie Alford, Advisor of Talent Issues, ICA/ACA.


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