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Oregon's Incoming Governor Boosts Tax Incentives by $10 Million

Filed in: Locals

The news for Screen Actors Guild Portland Branch actors was good Wednesday as incoming Governor John Kitzhaber announced his 2011-12 budget, with Oregon's film tax credits intact and increased. Under "Revenue Changes" in his report, Kitzhaber recommended "an expansion of the Film Development Tax Credit." He said putting Oregon on the big screen is key to bringing in revenue, and he is boosting the production tax credit by $10 million a year.

Dallas/Ft. Worth Office Closed Friday Due to Inclement Weather

Filed in: Locals, Member Alert

The Dallas/Ft. Worth SAG office will be closed Friday due to inclement weather. Thank you.

Media Inc. Has Pacific Northwest SAG Members Covered

Pacific Northwest SAG members were delighted to find their executive director Dena Beatty as the cover story in Media Inc., a Northwest media marketing publication. Portland National Board Member Mary McDonald-Lewis says, "With our talent, film incentives, burgeoning film and animation industry, this is exactly where Screen Actors Guild belongs — front and center in the eyes of the media industry."

Chicago Office Will Close Today at 2 p.m. and Remain Closed Until Thursday, Feb. 3

Filed in: Locals, Member Alert

The Chicago Branch office will close today at 2 p.m., and will remain closed until Thursday, Feb. 3 due to severe weather conditions. Thank you.

SAG Regional Branch Division Re-Elects Hartley-Margolin 3rd National Vice President

Filed in: Governance, Locals

Los Angeles (November 1, 2010) — On Friday, October 22, 2010, Screen Actors Guild’s Regional Branch Division Board of Directors re-elected David Hartley-Margolin to the position of 3rd national vice president of Screen Actors Guild for a third term.

President Howard, Philadelphia Branch President Honored in Philly

Filed in: Locals, Member Alert

PHILADELPHIA (May 27, 2010) — The SAG Philadelphia Branch celebrated its 40th anniversary on Monday with a ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall and recognition by Mayor Michael A. Nutter (see video below). SAG President Ken Howard met with local members and welcomed new members with SAG pins. Approximately 90 people attended, including Philadelphia Branch President Tom McCarthy, and National Board Member Helen McNutt.

SAG Honors Sheldon Smith with Howard Keel Award

Washington, D.C. (May 25, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division leadership and the Washington-Baltimore leadership of SAG/AFTRA hosted a special celebration to honor SAG/AFTRA Washington-Baltimore Branch member Sheldon Smith, the recipient of the prestigious Howard Keel Award Saturday in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club. The award is the highest recognition given by the Regional Branch Division.