At a Public Hearing held on July 9, 2002, representatives of SAG and AFTRA, representing over 100,000 actors nationwide, introduced resolutions supporting the Labor Commission's position that single-session workshops, where actors pay a fee to perform for a working casting director or a member of his or her staff, are unlawful. SAG attorney Vicki Shapiro read the SAG resolution into the record.

July 9, 2002

Vicki Shapiro
Screen Actors Guild Legal Counsel

"SAG is in complete agreement with the conclusion of the DLSE that requiring fees by these workshop operators is in violation of California Labor Code and the Guild will take whatever reasonable action is available to support the action of California officials to eliminate this conduct."