Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director David White appeared on NPR's The Kojo Nnamdi Show on Thursday, December 15 to discuss diversity on screen. Also joining host Nnamdi was actor, film critic and pop-culture commentator Jennice Fuentes who appeared on HBO's K Street, and St. Petersburg Times media critic Eric Deggans.
To hear the podcast, click here.
SAG Affirmative Action and Diversity Dare to be Diverse screening series is pleased to host two screenings of the American Film Institute’s (AFI) New Auteurs selection, Restless City.
The AFI New Auteurs Program highlights first and second-time feature film directors from around the world. A Q&A with Restless City director, Andrew Dosunmu, will follow each screening.
Los Angeles (Oct 26, 2011) — The affirmative action committees of American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild and Actors’ Equity Association are delighted to announce the 9th Annual Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards, honoring actor/educator Bill Cosby; actor J.R. Martinez; San Diego’s Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company; and disability advocate and dancer Zina Bethune. The event will be held on November 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Nate Holden Theatre Center at 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, 90016.
Los Angeles (Oct. 6, 2011) — Actor Marlee Matlin was honored today with the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Harold Russell Award at the 2011 Media Access Awards. The awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., aims to raise awareness of people living with disabilities and seeks to have them represented accurately in television and film.
Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte is representing Screen Actors Guild this weekend at the 2011 Next Up Summit. The event, taking place in Minneapolis from September 29 – October 2, is hosted by the AFL-CIO and brings together young people to discuss organizing, the recent legislative attacks on workers’ rights and the economic crisis, which has had a disproportionate impact on younger workers.
The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists’ National Diversity Committee has debuted a new video in honor of Canadian Multiculturalism Day, which is observed each year on June 27.
The video, Diversity in the Workplace: Take One, features a crew filming an office scene, when the director interrupts.
“What’s the matter with that one?” asks one of the actors.
“It was, well … bland,” the director replies.