Contracts 2008

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Contracts 2008

Mon, 12/29/2008 - 15:49

The following opinion piece, authored by former SAG President Ed Asner, appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Sunday, December 28, 2008.

"If you stand together, you cannot lose. Actors cannot be beaten except by actors. The guild is for you, and you must be for the guild. Stand together."

Eddie Cantor, president, Screen Actors Guild, at the guild's first annual membership meeting, El Capitan Theater, Hollywood, May 13, 1934

Mon, 12/22/2008 - 14:46

Dear Screen Actors Guild Member,

As 2008 winds down I am hopeful that 2009 will bring us a fair contract and labor peace. I truly believe that if we move forward in unity with the collective strength of 122,000 professional actors behind us, we will achieve our goals.  I implore you to learn as much as you can about the issues at stake, and stand with us and grant the board a strike authorization.

Mon, 12/15/2008 - 09:13

Dear Screen Actors Guild Member,

Thank you for your dedication and unity.

More than 1,500 rank and file and highly recognizable SAG members have signed on to the Guild’s “Statement of Support” in just the last three days. We are working hard to get all of the names uploaded to our online list.  You can view the first 1,000 names by clicking this link

Sun, 12/14/2008 - 09:32

Dear Screen Actors Guild Member,

Screen Actors Guild today released the following statement in response to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producer's (AMPTPs) ad scheduled for tomorrow.

“There they go again.  The  AMPTP’s ad is great fiction, with convoluted bullet points and confused messages -- and, it’s completely wrong.

Here’s the truth: