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.
Now in its ninth year, the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA), taking place April 12-17, is devoted to a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture through promoting films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry professionals, and celebrating diverse perspectives of the Indian diapora.
She is known around the world as Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show, but on Monday night Phylicia Rashad demonstrated that she is much more than a favorite TV mom.
The event, Phylicia Rashad – A Woman of Distinction: Her Story, was organized by the SAG National Women’s Committee and the SAG Foundation and took place at SAG Headquarters in Los Angeles. Carrying herself with a rare grace, humility and a serene charisma, Rashad charmed the capacity audience with tales of a remarkable life and a deep love of acting and the arts.
American Indian Actors is an educational video, commissioned by the SAG President's National Task Force for American Indians and funded by the SAG-Producers Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund. The film challenges stereotypes by presenting a spectrum of Native American performers of diverse ages and backgrounds, who share true stories from thefront lines of the entertainment industry. Their experiences reveal American Indian actors to be vibrant, modern, complex and funny.
Los Angeles (February 23, 2011) — In commemoration of Black History Month, Screen Actors Guild National Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee and SAG Affirmative Action & Diversity will present events today in Los Angeles and New York celebrating the history and accomplishments of African Americans in film and television.