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Sony Hack Delays SAG-AFTRA Residuals

In the latest fallout from the massive Sony Pictures hacking attack, the studio has disclosed that SAG-AFTRA actors may not receive residuals checks from Sony projects for several months.

Members of SAG-AFTRA who received residuals within the past 12 months have received notices from their union about the delay. The studio and the union had no further comment.

Sony was hit by the hackers on Nov. 24, a month before the opening of Sony’s comedy “The Interview,” which follows a mission to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. Security experts and the White House have asserted that North Korea was behind the attack.

The notice follows:

Dear Member:

Sony Pictures Entertainment has informed SAG-AFTRA that, as a consequence of their recent cyber attack, Sony’s payment of certain categories of residuals may be delayed by one quarter.

You are being notified of this potential delay because SAG-AFTRA’s records show you have received residuals from Sony within the past 12 months. Due to this delay, fourth quarter 2014 residuals and first quarter 2015 residuals from Sony may not be posted to your online SAG-AFTRA Residuals Tracker until after June 1, 2015.”

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