“Under The Microscope: An Examination of the SAG/AFTRA Labor Union for Media and Music Artists”

    • November 9, 2021
    150 150 The California Copyright Conference

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    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm



    Join us for a lively discussion with representatives from SAG/AFTRA as we pose the following questions to our expert panelists:

    • What constitutes a SAG/AFTRA union vs. nonunion gig?
    • What does it mean to be a SAG/AFTRA signatory?
    • What does pay scale mean?
    • What are new use/reuse fees?
    • Who pays? Who gets paid?
    • What are the benefits of joining a union?
    • What happens if one is not a union member?  Can one still be paid for the work one does?  Does the Taft-Hartley Act apply?

    Submit your questions ahead of time to manager@theccc.org.



    Dana Childs | Managing Director, Sound As A Pound

    David Quan | Vice President Business Affairs, Angry Mob Music



    Casey Bocobo | Business Representative II, Music, SAG-AFTRA

    Janée Lynch | Senior Business Representative, Music, SAG-AFTRA


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    CCC Members $0 per person | Non-members $5 per person

    The registration deadline for this webinar is Tuesday, November 9th at 1:30pm PDT. 

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    Dana Childs | Managing Director, Sound As A Pound

    Dana Childs is an independent music publisher, music rights advocate and licensing consultant. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the California Copyright Conference and has recently held high-level positions at both SESAC and Fender.  With a rich background in personal artist management, Dana now works closely with content creators and their teams, via a holistic approach, to create brand awareness in today’s music-technology market. Additionally, she develops and maintains relationships within the music publishing, composer and production communities, while educating clients on music business policies, trends, lobbying and legislation as those topics pertain to music copyright and related technological advancements.


    David Quan | Vice President Business Affairs, Angry Mob Music

    David Quan is a 25-year veteran of the Music Industry. He is currently the Vice President, Business Affairs at Angry Mob Music, where his responsibilities include business affairs, licensing, and administration. He has extensive experience in all facets of music publishing having worked for notable music companies and film/TV studios such as: Universal Music, BMG, PeerMusic, Warner/Chappell, Leiber & Stoller, Music & Media International, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and NBCUniversal. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing from the California State University at Los Angeles, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Corporate Finance from the University of Southern California. He served as the President of the California Copyright Conference for two terms from 2018-2020.


    Casey Bocobo | Business Representative II, Music, SAG-AFTRA

    Born and raised in the Philippines, Casey Bocobo came to the United States in her twenties. Initially, she worked in the SAG Health Plan division for ten years. Then became a Business Representative II at SAG-AFTRA Music Department, where her specialty is handling “any reuse of any sound recording in any type of media.” Plus, she does a lot of outreach education as to how and what SAG-AFTRA does. With great enthusiasm, she states, “I love what I do and there are some challenges, but I am always ready for that.”


    Janée Lynch | Business Representative, Music, SAG-AFTRA

    A Southern California native, Janée Cherée Lynch began working in entertainment at the age of two years old as a model, actress, dancer and singer. Over the years, her résumé included several national print and commercial campaigns, television shows, music videos and educational programs. She attended California State University Long Beach, obtaining degrees in Communications and Dance in 2007, and graduating Summa Cum Laude. Shortly after graduation, Janée began working on the business side of entertainment, getting her foot in the door at Clear Talent Group, starting out as an assistant and quickly becoming a Dance Agent, representing top creative directors, choreographers and dancers.

    In 2011, Janée branched out on her own, becoming the Director of The S Agency, a boutique talent agency, focusing on representation of dancers, singers and actors. In 2016, Janée merged The S Agency, with Eighteentwentysix, a tour production company, as Director of their agency division. During her time as an agent, Janée also judged on the dance and cheer circuit. She was a frequent guest speaker at numerous conventions and intensives, providing talent with the perspective of being both a performer and an agent, and educating them on the ins and outs of entertainment contracts.

    With a passion for performer rights, in 2017, Janée joined Screen Actors Guild—American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) as a Business Representative in Music. Her focus is contract education and enforcement for singers and dancers for TV, Film, New Media and Music Video contracts. She is also a staff liaison for singers and dancers, working on numerous events and educational forums for SAG-AFTRA members, as well as a contributor to the negotiation teams, working on singer and dancer contract provisions.


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