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Philadelphia Branch Honored Today at City Hall

Filed in: Locals, Member Alert

PHILADELPHIA (May 24, 2010) — The SAG Philadelphia Branch is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, which will be marked today with a mayoral reception at Philadelphia City Hall attended by both SAG President Ken Howard and Philadelphia Branch President Tom McCarthy.

 

McCarthy will also be recognized for his more than 30 years of service to SAG as Branch president. He will retire at the end of his term in September.


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.

Important Announcement About Joint Wages & Working Conditions Process

Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists are pleased to announce the beginning of the Joint Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) process in preparation for negotiation of the SAG TV/Theatrical and AFTRA Exhibit A Contract. This contract will expire on June 30, 2011, and early negotiations are scheduled to commence in September or October 2010.
 

Double Feature Weekends Ahead for SAG Film Society -- Join Today!

The opening kick-off event for the Hollywood SAG Film Society season is only two weeks away. It's not too late to join at last year's membership fee. Space is limited. Hurry and join your fellow SAG members today and we'll see you at the movies!

SAG Foundation’s Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab Coming Soon

The Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab’s fully-equipped sound studio, located at the SAG Foundation Actors Center in Los Angeles, will allow SAG Members to work on voice-over craft, demos and auditions while classroom space will host workshops, seminars and demonstrations led by experts in the field.

Screen Actors Guild Responds to "Straight Jacket" Newsweek Article

Los Angeles (May 13, 2010) - On April 26, 2010, Newsweek  printed an article entitled “Straight Jacket” in which contributor Ramin Setoodeh contends that audiences do not accept openly gay actors playing straight roles, while offering no proof to support this claim other than his own discomfort. Screen Actors Guild rejects the notion that lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) actors are restricted in the roles they can play.

4As "Do Not Work" Notice: 'MAN IN THE MIRROR' Tour

Producer: Sprint Production USA, David King, producer.

AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members are advised that there is NOT a union contract in place for this show. Members of Actors' Equity as well as other entertainment Unions may NOT accept employment in this production without an appropriate union contract.

Equity Franchised Agents are reminded that it is a violation of the Agency Regulations to submit Equity members for non-union work.