The California Arts Council has come up with a creative way to raise funds in light of ever-increasing budget cuts: make the California Arts license plate tax-deductible. Since the Arts Plate first went on sale in 1994 it has raised over $20 million for California arts through sales and renewals. Now, all fees for the Arts Plate are considered a charitable contribution to the California Arts Council, an extra incentive to support California arts.
The Actors Fund held its 14th annual Tony Awards party at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on June 13, with Broadway superstar Tommy Tune serving as host. SAG President Ken Howard attended the event along with SAG National Board Members Adam Arkin, Jeff Austin, Scott Bakula, L Scott Caldwell and Pamela Reed, as well as SAG Hollywood Executive Director Ilyanne Morden Kichaven and Communications Executive Director Pamela Greenwalt.
The second annual Produced By Conference is coming up and will be held at 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles June 4-6. The conference is selling out but SAG members can register online and save $400.