She’s on the National Board of both SAG and AFTRA and Frances Fisher is actively seeking signatures for a petition from both memberships. She hopes both will sign a resolution “to support SAG and to encourage AFTRA members, working inferior contracts, so their voices can be heard.” The petition claims “AFTRA is similarly giving away what writers are currently on strike to secure.” It claims that, “shows have been raided by AFTRA from SAG where residuals would have been paid. She has been actively seeking signatures on the petition while busy herself acting in SAG-protected projects like “October Road” and “In The Valley of Elah.”
I am constantly reminded of the ever-watchful SAG when it comes to residuals. I just received more checks for my appearance (in complete ape makeup-costume) in “Planet Of The Apes” — 1968. The check was for play dates in Switzerland the Netherlands, Sure, the ammout was less than a dollar — but it illustrated the re-usage is monitored by the SAG and the message remains the same–the need for a strong guild contract — what the WGA is striking for. Meanwhile`the “Apes” do indeed live on as I also received a request from New Zealand for an interview on my experiences (appearances) in both “Planet Of The Apes” and “Beneath The Planet of the Apes” for “Simian Scrolls,” a non-profit fanzine based in the United Kingdom.and produced by a number of very dedicated “Planet Of The Apes” fans. There was no monkeying around making those films. Sorry about that.