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SAG Members March to Fight Alzheimer’s

On October 9, Los Angeles-area SAG, AFTRA and Actors’ Equity members joined together on the 5-kilometer Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which raises funds to combat Alzheimer’s disease.

Team We Take Care of Our Own — Actors Unite to End Alzheimer's was organized by Nancy Daly, a member whose mother suffers from the affliction. “I  knew I had to do something when I went home for the Fourth of July weekend and my mom didn’t know me,” Daly said.

Hollywood Members: The Actors Fund Wants to Hear From You About Housing

The Actors Fund, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and its partner organizations have formally launched a survey on the housing needs of the Los Angeles entertainment, performing and visual arts communities.

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey and help spread the word to your colleagues. It is crucial to the development of any future housing that your voice be heard and your housing needs included in this discussion. Click here.

Hollywood Members: Join the Hollywood Conservatory Today

Don't miss out on the open enrollment period for Screen Actors Guild Conservatory — a great career tool!
 
The Conservatory: Launched more than 35 years ago, the Screen Actors Guild Hollywood Conservatory offers a low-cost opportunity for members to hone and develop their craft through classes, workshops, lectures and symposia — all on the campus of AFI. 

Joseph Ruskin Receives SAG Ralph Morgan Award

On Sunday, SAG’s Hollywood Division honored actor and longtime Board member Joseph Ruskin with its highest honor for exemplary service, the Ralph Morgan Award. The ceremony was held during the Hollywood Membership Meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

Longtime SAG Board Member to Receive Hollywood Division's Ralph Morgan Award

Screen Actors Guild today announced that veteran actor and longtime SAG Board member Joseph Ruskin has been selected to receive the prestigious Ralph Morgan Award, the highest service award given by the Hollywood Division.

Save the Date: Hollywood Division Annual Membership Meeting, Sunday, July 17

Don’t miss the Annual Hollywood Division Membership meeting on Sunday, July 17. Come share ideas, voice opinions, ask questions - Board members and staff will be present to provide answers. Visit committee tables, learn about member events and activities and sign-up for the speakers list for an opportunity to speak at the microphone during the open forum section of the meeting.
 
When: Sunday, July 17, 2011
10 a.m.–noon Member Caucus. Share ideas, voice opinions, ask questions.

SAG Applauds City, State Action on Unlawful Background Fees

Screen Actors Guild today voiced its support for actions by the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney and the State labor commissioner, which are cracking down on unlawful fees charged by background casting businesses.

In all, cease-and-desist letters were sent to 14 background casting companies on Wednesday, warning that requiring actors to pay a fee for access to work is a violation of California labor law. L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich sent the letters to background casting companies operating in the city, with the goal of achieving industry-wide compliance.

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.