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SAG Advocates for Actors Against Digital Theft

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.

Conversations with Ken Howard

Guild members will get to meet the president Sunday, March 21 in Nevada and hear his take on the acting profession.

SAG National President Ken Howard will participate in an hour-long SAG Foundation Conversations discussion, moderated by actor Michael Tylo, at 12:30 p.m. at the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Cohiba Room 10.

SAG NED David White and Others Meet with Secretary of Labor

March 8, 2010–David P. White, national executive director of Screen Actors Guild, along with a number of labor allies from various industries, met with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Undersecretary for International Affairs Sandra Polaski today at Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

White and various labor leaders met with the Secretary for several hours to discuss a host of labor issues in advance of the upcoming G20 meeting and an international gathering of labor ministers related to the summit.

SAG Honors International Women’s Day

March 8, 2010 –It’s perhaps fitting that the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director, a gender-neutral awards category and one of the most prestigious in the entertainment industry, did so on the eve of today’s International Women’s Day.

Keepin’ it Reel: Tuesday's LifeRaft Panel to Give Tips on Clips

You’ve amassed a respectable body of work. Now you need to condense it into that compelling sales tool that gets you even more work – the actor reel!

Ah, but how do you decide what to leave in and what to leave out? You’re not a casting director!

The next LifeRaft Live Stream on Tuesday, March 9 will offer “simple steps and industry protocol for choosing your best material and uploading reels online,” according to the SAG Foundation.

Enrollment now open for the SAG Film Society--Hollywood Screening Series. Bonus offer for early subscribers!

Why spend $24 on two tickets for the latest blockbuster film when you can spend $2?

Enrollment is now open for the best kept secret in Los Angeles, the SAG Film Society – Hollywood Screening Series.

Nelson Offers Outreach to Hispanic Advertising ‘Godmothers’

Filed in: Member Alert

Houston Branch President and National Spanish Language Media Task Force member Robert Carlos Nelson was on hand in San Antonio, Texas on February 4 to honor “Las Madrinas” (The Godmothers) - The Visionary Women of Hispanic Advertising” at a luncheon presented by SAVisión, the Hispanic marketing arm of the American Marketing Association.

Howard Encourages Labor Leaders to Rally Against Piracy

Orlando (March 2, 2010) – SAG National President and AFL-CIO Executive Council member Ken Howard delivered a statement in support of the AFL-CIO's resolution on piracy today at the AFL-CIO Winter Meeting. Following a passionate speech by IATSE President Matthew Loeb and joined by AFTRA President Roberta Reardon, Howard spoke to the assembled labor leaders about the threat posed by illegal downloads, pirated CDs and DVDs and other modes of entertainment product copyright theft.

 

Here’s what President Howard had to say: