(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.
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-this opportunity also affords the majority of participants the chance to audition for a variety of ABC (and other networks') pilots and ongoing programming. ABC has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity in the entertainment industry through a variety of projects administered by its Talent Development & Casting departments.