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Screen Actors Guild LGBT Actors Committee Co-Chair Responds to Tracy Morgan Actions

Filed in: EEO & Diversity

Tracy Morgan Press Conference

LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2011) — Following anti-gay remarks made during a June 3 stand-up performance in Nashville, actor Tracy Morgan met with GLAAD, local advocates and the media in Nashville today to apologize for his remarks. Click here for details and video.

Study of Senior Performers Sheds Light on Needs, Challenges

Filed in: EEO & Diversity

Older performers face significant challenges, including difficulty finding work and qualifying for health care, but a majority remain engaged in the creative community and are happy with the life they have chosen, according to a new study presented in New York on June 9.
 
The study, Still Kicking — Aging Performing Artists in NYC and LA Metro Areas: Information on Artists IV, was undertaken by the Research Center for Arts and Culture at Teachers College, Columbia University.
 

ABC Diversity Showcase - Los Angeles - Now Accepting Applications

Filed in: EEO & Diversity

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 in Los Angeles.
 
Selected participants perform for casting directors, talent agents, managers and other industry professionals who view a series of live, one-act vignettes performed by the actors.
 

New Study Shows Senior Performers Underutilized

Los Angeles (June 9, 2011) — A study released today shows that while senior performers continue to face age discrimination, they rate high in satisfaction as artists and generally feel good about where they are in life.

Shattering Asian American Stereotypes

We have all seen the Asian stereotypes in film and television: the nerdy student, the submissive lotus blossom, the sinister Fu-Manchu or Dragon Lady type. On May 10, 2011, in honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Screen Actors Guild Affirmative Action & Diversity invited a group of distinguished Asian American entertainment industry professionals to the SAG national headquarters in Los Angeles to discuss how to overcome the stereotypical portrayal of — and lack of portrayals of— Asians in television and film.

SAG New Media and Affirmative Action & Diversity Featured at Asian Pacific Film Fest

SAG New Media co-presented a panel with SAG Affirmative Action & Diversity April 30 as part of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival’s #C3 Conference at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles.

Sandra Oh to headline SAG's "The New Asia America: Transforming Perceptions"

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month, Screen Actors Guild National Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee presents the panel discussion “The New Asia America: Transforming Perceptions” Empowering Yourself by Creating Your Own Project.
 

FIA Executive Committee Convenes LGBT Working Group

Filed in: EEO & Diversity

Meeting in Sydney, Australia last week for their annual executive committee meeting, the International Federation of Actors (FIA) Executive Committee created a working group on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. The group has been tasked with working on the creation of a FIA charter on LGBT equality and equal opportunity, as well as with outreach to FIA affiliates around the world regarding LGBT issues.