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SAG, AFTRA, DGA and IATSE's Comments on the Latest FCC Filing

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (“AFTRA”), Directors Guild of America (“DGA”), International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees (“IATSE”) and Screen Actors Guild (“SAG”) (collectively, the “Guilds and Unions”) respectfully offer their comments in response to the Commission’s “Further Inquiry Into Two Under-Developed Issues In The Open Internet Proceeding.”

Join Fellow Union Members this Saturday for One Nation March in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Across the Country

Screen Actors Guild is proud to support the One Nation Working Together March in Washington D.C., and in cities across the country, this Saturday, October 2. For those not able to be in Washington, D.C., rallies are also being held in Los Angeles and other cities across the country.

Letter from SAG, AFTRA, DGA & IATSE to Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Sessions re: S.3804

September 29, 2010
 

Chairman Patrick J. Leahy
United States Senate
433 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Ranking Member Jeff Sessions
United States Senate
335 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Re: S. 3804, Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)

Dear Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Sessions:

Guild Offers Expert Testimony at ‘Gosselin Law’ Hearing

Harrisburg, Pa. (September 24, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild provided expert testimony Thursday in regard to “Gosselin Law” child labor legislation being reviewed by the Pennsylvania House Labor Relations Committee.

H.B. 2515, sponsored by Rep. Thomas Murt, originated as a way to protect children working on set and is a reference to Kate Gosselin’s Kate Plus 8, which is shot in Pennsylvania.

Joint Statement Regarding "Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act"

LOS ANGELES – Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America, and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE) today released the following statement:

Screen Actors Guild Celebrates Successful California Tax Credit Incentives

Los Angeles (August 2, 2010) — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday that the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program that was a part of last year’s budget agreement has achieved its desired goal of keeping scores of film and television productions in state. In its first year, the California Film Commission allocated $200 million in tax credits to 77 projects. This year, another 30 projects are set to receive an additional $100 million in tax credit allocations, which exhausts the fiscal year funding.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Addresses Screen Actors Guild Leaders

Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2010) — The nation’s top union leader, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, addressed leaders from the Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division (RBD) at their annual board meeting Saturday in Washington, D.C. The RBD includes 20 Branches spanning from Boston to Hawaii. Nearly 28,000 Screen Actors Guild members who work in film and television live in the regional branches.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to Address SAG Leaders in Washington, D.C.

May 20, 2010 (Washington, D.C.) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will address Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division leaders at its annual board meeting in Washington, D.C. this Saturday. The guest speaker will be introduced by SAG President Ken Howard and SAG 3rd National Vice President David Hartley-Margolin.

 

President Howard sits on the AFL-CIO Executive Council where he concentrates on issues that affect the Guild, the Associated Actors and Artistes of America, professional employees and the entertainment and media industries.