Tickets to the SAG Awards®, Red Carpet Fan Bleacher Seats, Autographed Celebrity Collectibles, Sporting Event Tickets and Astounding Experiences will be Auctioned to the Public at www.sagawards.org/auction to Benefit the SAG Foundation
LOS ANGELES (Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild Awards® kicks off its Holiday Auction to benefit the SAG Foundation today at 6 p.m. (ET) at www.sagawards.org/auction. The auction will stay open for ten days and close at 6 p.m, (PT) on Sunday, Dec 18, 2011 and includes a VIP ticket package to attend the SAG Awards Ceremony and Gala on January 29th.
Coming up in January, the final Red Carpet Bleacher Seat auction from Jan. 5-15, 2012 will offer fans the opportunity to cheer the 18th Annual SAG Awards®’ nominees and presenters as they make their way down the red carpet. The Ceremony auction that launches Jan. 26-Feb 5 will feature one-of-a kind experiences and memorabilia donated by our nominees and their films and television programs as well as presenters, sponsors and media.
Proceeds from the Screen Actors Guild Awards Auctions will benefit the SAG Foundation to help sustain their award winning children's literacy programs: BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), reading to over 100,000 children monthly in classrooms and hospitals nationwide, and Storyline Online, reaching an average of 1 million views globally each month. The auction also supports the Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund and emergency services, the Actors Center, and the video preservation of the creative legacy of professional actors. For additional information, please visit http://www.sagfoundation.org.
The lists of items in the Holiday Auction are organized below by Experiences, Autographed Memorabilia and Collectibles.
Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles:
Fans who love to see their favorite stars on the SAG Awards red carpet will have the chance from Jan. 5-15 to win tickets in the Red Carpet Bleacher Auction. Up for bid are 80 seats along the red carpet. Winners will be able to take pictures, video and get autographs from their favorite celebrities.
The Ceremony Auction that revolves around the nominated actors, ensembles, presenters, sponsors and media will start Jan. 26 and close on Feb. 5, 2012. In previous years, the auction has included autographed scripts and posters, wardrobe and props and set visits to studios. This auction will also offer great items and experiences from the hot, up-to-the minute entertainment news outlets. Additional auction items will be announced throughout January.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards auction to benefit the SAG Foundation is managed by Auction Cause and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2011 at 9 a.m. (ET)/6 a.m. (PT), telecast live on TNT and webcast live on tnt.tv and tbs.com
Recipients of this year’s Actors® will be announced at the 18th Annual SAG Awards ceremonies on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, simulcast live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT).
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. For more information about the SAG Awards, SAG, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about, “like” SAG Awards at facebook.com/sagawardsofficialpage and follow SAG Awards at twitter.com/sagawards.
Contact: Carrie White Scanlan