Dear Guild Member:
Now more than ever, we must bolster our commitment and keep walking picket lines to let management know that we stand firmly with our brothers and sisters at the WGA. The commitment of actors has been astounding—and our message has been heard loud and clear: The WGA’s fight is our fight.
Tuesday, December 11 is “Bring an Actor Friend to the Picket Lines” Day at all WGA picket line locations.
Screen Actors Guild will be staffing the following WGA strike locations. When you arrive at the studio, please look for the designated Screen Actors Guild staff member.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
5555 Melrose Ave & 5300 Melrose Ave
Meeting Place: Windsor Gate
Parking Option: Streets south of Melrose
Staff Contact: Connell Lund and Dilini Imbuldeniya
Warner Bros. Studios
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
4000 Warner Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91522
Meeting Place: Gate 2-3 on Olive
Parking Option: Street parking around studio
Staff Contact: Seneca Scott and Patrick Ciliberto
We encourage you, on your own time, to find a few hours to volunteer and walk at any picket line that has been set up by the WGA to show your solidarity. If you are not working (or are on break or lunch) and want to support the picket line, the WGA has various picket locations that you can choose to support:
CBS RADFORD STUDIOS
4024 Radford Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
Meeting Point: In front of Main Gate on Radford Ave.
Parking Option: Street parking around site.
CBS TELEVISION CITY
7800 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Meeting Point: Genesee Ave Gate
Parking Option: Streets North of Beverly Blvd or Grove Parking Structure
500 S Buena Vista Street
Burbank, California 91521
Meeting Point: Meet west of the main gate on Alameda
Parking Option: Neighborhood streets east of Disney (Parkside Dr.)
10201 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Meeting Point: Main Gate on Motor Ave. & Pico Blvd.
Parking Option: On Motor Ave near Cheviot Recreation Center or Century City Mall. Cheviot Hills Recreational Center Parking Lot, off Motor Ave (LA Parks and Rec) Walkable to Fox Lot.
3000 W Alameda Ave
Meeting Point: Under the Johnny Carson sign - in the park
Parking Option: Street parking on California
SONY PICTURES STUDIOS
10202 W. Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Meeting Point: Gate 5--Main Gate
Parking Option: Streets SW Corner of Studio (Culver & Overland). Culver City veterans park (across the Street From Sony Studios (Walking Distance) over 200 Parking spaces in Public Park Lot)
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
Meeting Point: Meet at the Metro stop on Lankershim & Campo de Cahuenga (NW corner)
Wednesday, December 12
12 to 2 p.m.
5555 Melrose Avenue & 5300 Melrose Ave
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WRITE AID - A Benefit Concert to Provide Assistance to
Industry Employees Affected by the WGA Strike
Friday, December 14 at 8 p.m.
Performers currently scheduled:
Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman & Tenacious D (featuring Jack Black & Kyle Gass)
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
ROYCE HALL at UCLA
Tickets - $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.UCLALive.org or calling (310) 825-2101 or Ticketmaster.
Tickets also available in person at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (Southwest corner of the James West Alumni Center and at all Ticketmaster Outlets.)
Write Aid is presented by members of the Writers Guild of America West, the Screen Actors Guild and West Beth Entertainment. Hosted by the WGA Black Writers Committee, everyone is welcome to join. Remember, it's our differences that make our guilds strong, so come out to show your support.
The idea originated with the United Showrunners Committee who wanted a way to reach out to the Industry community during the strike. Dawn and Nicole, Executive Producers of “The Riches” approached star Eddie Izzard.
“I wanted to help because the WGA struggle is in the same area as the SAG struggle will be in a few months time.” Izzard said. “We will also be negotiating over Internet residuals, so doing the benefit seemed like a good way of helping out and showing solidarity.”
Please stay at studio locations, and do not join picketers at on-location sites. Screen Actors Guild is not condoning or participating in disruption and/or attempts to shut down location shoots.
It is critical that SAG picket signs not be displayed at any locations other than the appropriate sites at the studios and networks.
If you are contracted to work on a television series or motion picture that continues to produce while the WGA is on strike, you are obligated by your personal service agreement and the “No Strike” clause in our collective bargaining agreements to go to work. You can continue to audition for work and accept new work if you choose to do so.
Screen Actors Guild members should not perform the duties covered by WGA contracts. Simply stated, you should not write anything normally written by striking WGA writers.
Finally, and most importantly, we must support our fellow SAG members on every set even if they have to cross a picket line to get to work. They are simply following the advice of their union and honoring their contract. It is not reasonable to expect SAG cast members to risk the potentially enormous personal liability that may flow from refusing to work in the absence of a SAG strike. Please note, the WGA contract includes a similar “No Strike” clause and writers would be bound to the same rules as you are if another union were striking.
IMPORTANT NOTE: We have also set up a toll-free Screen Actors Guild WGA strike information hotline number for questions regarding work rules and picket line locations. Through this hotline number, you can get up-to-the-minute information on work rules, picket line locations and help with other questions.
Screen Actors Guild WGA Strike Information Hotline: 1-877-724-7875.
For information on previous communications regarding Screen Actors Guild members and the WGA strike or for a copy of the National Board resolution in support of WGA, go to www.sag.org.