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Military Families Tell Their Stories to Hollywood: First Lady Michelle Obama Leads Event in Support of Joining Forces Initiative

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LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2011) – Writers, actors, recording artists, news persons, directors, and producers answered the call today from First Lady Michelle Obama and joined with her in the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills to hear inspirational stories of the service and sacrifice of active duty service men and women, veterans, and the military families who serve alongside our soldiers.

SAG and JOINING FORCES Inter-Guild Task Force Members Host Conversation with First Lady Michelle Obama

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Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard, Secretary-Treasurer Amy Aquino, First Vice President Ned Vaughn, National Executive Director David White and special guests join entertainment industry officials including AFTRA President Roberta Reardon, DGA Secretary-Treasurer Gil Cates, and PGA Co-President Hawk Koch, Academy Awar

Screen Actors Guild and SAGindie Panel Targets Independent Filmmakers at Producers’ Conference

Ken Howard at Produced By ConferenceScreen Actors Guild and SAGindie hosted a discussion at this year’s Produced By Conference offering advice to independent filmmakers on creating quality productions with limited resources.

Screen Actors Guild Hosts Gathering of Labor Leaders

Screen Actors Guild’s New York Division hosted a special reception May 25 for labor leaders from the entertainment community. The SAG New York Host Committee Labor Leader Reception brought together more than 100 people, including leaders of organized labor and elected officials from guilds and unions, to discuss labor issues of mutual concern. Excitement about the merger between SAG and AFTRA was a hot topic of conversation. Special guests included SAG President Ken Howard, SAG National Executive Director David White and New York state AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes.

Join Screen Actors Guild and SAGindie at Produced By Conference, June 3-5

SAG MEMBERS RECEIVE 50% OFF REGISTRATION

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) in association with the Association of Film Commissioners Int’l (AFCI) will hold the third annual PRODUCED BY CONFERENCE, June 3-5, 2011 at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, CA — the first time Disney has hosted a conference on its lot. For one weekend only, you will learn from the greatest producers in film, television and digital media. Session sign-up has begun and fills up fast!

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.

Don't Miss Screen Actors Guild Annual Hollywood Health Fair

Screen Actors Guild annual Hollywood Health Fair is open to all industry union members and their dependents. The event is sponsored by the SAG Hollywood Healthcare Safetynet Committee.
 
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2011
 
Where: SAG National Headquarters
James Cagney Board Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free validated parking (enter lot off of Curson Avenue)
 
Who: The Health Fair is open to all industry union members and their dependents.

SAG, EDD Host Employment Symposium

As part of its continuing effort to support and educate professional performers, Screen Actors Guild, on Friday, April 15 hosted a State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) Crenshaw Workforce Services symposium offering actors vital information, resources and advice on seeking employment.