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Thu, 05/13/2010 - 13:00

Los Angeles (May 13, 2010) - On April 26, 2010, Newsweek  printed an article entitled “Straight Jacket” in which contributor Ramin Setoodeh contends that audiences do not accept openly gay actors playing straight roles, while offering no proof to support this claim other than his own discomfort. Screen Actors Guild rejects the notion that lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) actors are restricted in the roles they can play.

Wed, 05/12/2010 - 10:41

Screen Actors Guild mourns the passing of former SAG National Board Member Lena Horne. The legendary actor and jazz singer died Sunday, May 9, in New York City. She was 92. Horne was SAG’s first African American board member, serving from 1943-45.

Horne’s more than six-decade career began as a 16-year-old chorus girl at the fabled Cotton Club in Harlem in 1933, and would go on to span films, radio, television, recording, nightclubs, concert halls and Broadway.

Tue, 05/11/2010 - 13:02

The latest stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series will honor Katharine Hepburn, one of Screen Actors Guild’s founding members from 1933. The stamp goes on sale May 12, the late actor’s birthday, and features a publicity still from the film Woman of the Year (MGM, 1942), photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull.

 

SAG honored Hepburn in 1979 with its highest honor, the Life Achievement Award. 


Fri, 05/07/2010 - 10:09

May 7, 2010 (Sante Fe, N.M.)—Screen Actors Guild President’s National Task Force for American Indians, in conjunction with Robert Redford Enterprises and the state of New Mexico, presents one of its acclaimed Diversity Acting Workshops today in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Thu, 05/06/2010 - 16:13

Mother's Day weekend also ushers in the much-anticipated hosting gig of Saturday Night Live by SAG Life Achievement honoree Betty White.

 

The Associated Press published a new article on White that begins with a sentiment that couldn't be more true:

In 1951, a newspaper hailed Betty White as "TV's Busiest Gal" in a headline that merits recycling.

 


Mon, 05/03/2010 - 10:33

As part of its ongoing effort to discover and develop culturally and ethnically diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the Disney ABC Television Group's Casting Project will hold auditions for consideration for the ABC Talent Showcase-this opportunity also affords the majority of participants the chance to audition for a variety of ABC (and other networks') pilots and ongoing programming. ABC has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity in the entertainment industry through a variety of projects administered by its Talent Development & Casting departments.

Mon, 05/03/2010 - 10:31

The inaugural SAG Agent of the Month has been announced and it is Chaim Magnum of The Lemon Lime Agency, submitted by SAG member Adam Jeffries. Are you represented by a terrific, franchised agent that should be the next SAG Agent of the Month? Click here to find out how you can submit your agent. We look forward to hearing from you!

SAG Agent of the Month Chaim Magnum, The Lemon Lime Agency

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