LOS ANGELES (August 10, 2010) – The Equal Employment Opportunities/Diversity Committees of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) announced today the 8th Annual Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards, recognizing performers and arts organizations who, through their work and activism, have fostered diversity within the entertainment and news media industries and their communities. The theme of the 2010 program is a celebration of those who challenge and change preconceptions.
(July 26, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild today commemorates the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). President Obama will host an event marking the date on the South Lawn of the White House this afternoon with members of SAG in attendance as well as Adam Moore, SAG associate director of Affirmative Action & Diversity.
In commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Screen Actors Guild Affirmative Action & Diversity invite you to attend its inaugural Dare to Be Diverse free screening, Sympathy for Delicious in Los Angeles, starring Christopher Thornton, Mark Ruffalo, Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis and Laura Linney. Written by Christopher Thornton and directed by Mark Ruffalo.
2 p.m., Monday, July 26
Join your fellow SAG members in Los Angeles on Friday night at a screening of the award-winning documentary A Place to Live, followed by a Q&A with the producers and director — as well as an appearance by the subjects of the film itself.
Los Angeles (May 13, 2010) - On April 26, 2010, Newsweek printed an article entitled “Straight Jacket” in which contributor Ramin Setoodeh contends that audiences do not accept openly gay actors playing straight roles, while offering no proof to support this claim other than his own discomfort. Screen Actors Guild rejects the notion that lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) actors are restricted in the roles they can play.