Los Angeles (March 22, 2010) — The California Legislature Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media held a hearing on Friday regarding legislative efforts to combat digital theft. Entitled “Stemming the Tide of Media Piracy: What is Working? What is Not? What is Left to be Done?” the hearing brought together representatives from SAG, DGA, IATSE, RIAA, MPAA and others to detail the impact of digital theft on the entertainment industry in the form of lost earnings and jobs.
Producer: Anndee Productions, Sonia Blangiardo, Teresa Anne Cicala, Dina Manzo, Dolores Naso, Donna Dicrescento, Frank Levinson
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Pittsburgh (March 17, 2010) — Efforts to cast performers with disabilities in film, television and stage roles was the focus of an article in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The piece by Tina Calabro featured the work of the tri-union I AM PWD campaign — the Inclusion in the Arts and Media for People with Disabilities campaign of SAG, AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.
Los Angeles and New York, (March 13, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today approved 78 percent to 22 percent a joint bargaining agreement with American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) for the negotiation of successor agreements for the contracts covering theatrical motion pictures and primetime dramatic television. The AFTRA National Board of Directors previously approved joint bargaining at its meeting February 27, 2010.
The motion was approved and reads:
The people have spoken — and Betty White will host the May 8 episode of Saturday Night Live.
Following White's SAG Life Achievement honor in January, a Facebook campaign was launched imploring SNL to book the funny lady as host. The campaign grew even stronger following White's Super Bowl Snickers commercial.
Combating the destructive practice of online theft of copyrighted motion pictures and TV shows is a top priority for Screen Actors Guild.
Illegally downloading or streaming stolen content and/or purchasing illegally made or copied CDs and DVDs poses a considerable threat to the livelihoods and futures of the tens of thousands of actors and others employed by the entertainment industry.