SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE 13th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS MONDAY, JULY 17

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SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE 13th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS MONDAY, JULY 17

Submissions to be Accepted Online or by Mail
13th Annual SAG Awards™ Will Be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 28, 2007

Los Angeles (July 14, 2006)– Submissions for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, July 17, and continue until 5 p.m. (PST), Tuesday, November 7, it was announced today by SAG Awards™ Committee Chair Yale Summers.

Submissions can be accepted online at www.sagawards.org or submission forms can be obtained by calling the Screen Actors Guild Awards® office at (323) 549-6707.

The Screen Actors Guild Award—The Actor®—is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or press representatives may submit a performance for consideration in a category of the actor’s choosing. Actors may also submit their own performances. Nominations for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be announced on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

Of the top industry honors presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards® are selected entirely by actors’ peers. Recipients of the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be announced at ceremonies on Sunday, January 28, 2007, simulcast from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT.

The nominees for performances in 2006, including the distinctive ensemble awards, will be chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2,100 SAG members from across the United States, randomly selected each April. Nomination voting closes on January 2, 2007. Final SAG Awards™ ballots will be mailed on Friday, January 5, 2007, to all eligible voting members of Screen Actors Guild, to be returned by Friday, January 26, to the Guild’s election firm, where results will be sealed until they are opened onstage at the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®.

Categories for submission are as follows:

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Motion Picture

Primetime Broadcast and Cable Television Programs

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The timetable of the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® is as follows:

Monday, July 17 Nomination Submissions Begin

Monday, Sept. 25 Deadline for Nominating Committee Members to Make Requests/Change Address

Wednesday, Nov. 1 Media Credential Request Applications Open Online

Tuesday, Nov. 7 Submissions End (Due at SAG by 5 p.m. PT)

Friday, Dec. 1 Nomination Ballots Mailed/Media Credential Request Period Closes

Friday, Dec. 15 Deadline for Paying November 2005 Dues and/or Changing Address with SAG to be Eligible for Final Balloting

Thursday, Dec. 21 Labels Pulled for Final Balloting

Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007 Nomination Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by Noon PT

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 Nominations Announced in Los Angeles

Friday, Jan. 26, 2007 Final Ballots Due at the Elections Firm by Noon PT

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

The 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® are produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild. Jeff Margolis is the executive producer and Kathy Connell is the producer. Yale Summers, Daryl Anderson, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and JoBeth Williams are producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising producers. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production.

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 working actors in film, television, industrials, commercials, video games, music videos and other new media. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. More information is available online at www.sag.org.

Turner Network Television (TNT), television’s destination for drama and one of cable’s top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the detective drama series The Closer, starring Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and this summer’s eagerly anticipated anthology series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed and Judging Amy ; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television’s “very funny” network. It serves as home to such hot contemporary comedies as Sex and the City, Everybody Loves Raymond, Family Guy, Seinfeld and Friends ; original comedy series, like the upcoming scripted comedies My Boys and 10 Items or Less; specials, like the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; special events, such as The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, for which TBS serves as title sponsor; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.