Applications are now available for the 2013 round of the SAG Foundation’s John L. Dales Scholarships and the AFTRA Foundation’s Heller Memorial Scholarships. The SAG Foundation and AFTRA Foundation are proud to support qualified SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents in reaching their academic potential.
Both scholarships are competitive and require an essay in addition to application materials. The Dales application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013 and the Heller application deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
SAG-AFTRA National Agency staff will hold a bi-coastal educational seminar on general service agreements, or GSAs (i.e. the contracts that some agents have been using to represent our members instead of the standard Legacy SAG agency contracts). These GSA contracts are signed outside of SAG-AFTRA’s protection, and it is imperative that members have a working knowledge of what these contracts say before signing them — your professional future and your income may depend on it.
BOSTON (March 1, 2013) — Following an extensive search, SAG-AFTRA announced today the appointment of a new Executive Director for its New England Local, Susan Nelson of Vernon, CT. Nelson officially assumes the position today.
Nelson joins SAG-AFTRA with more than 25 years of experience in labor relations. A graduate of the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, Nelson is known for her skill in mediation and negotiation.
This online hub will feature union members throughout the country and showcase the quality of union work through articles and videos.
@Work features seven categories on the site: Action, People, Community, Innovation, Quality, Training and Collaboration. The AFL-CIO will highlight each category throughout the week.
SAG-AFTRA is a proud member of the AFL-CIO. Visit @Work today at www.aflcio.org/atWork.
NEW YORK (February 14, 2013) – Representatives of the Joint Policy Committee and SAG-AFTRA today commenced negotiations on successor agreements to the commercials contracts.
Today's talks were cordial and positive and both groups look forward to productive bargaining under a jointly agreed upon media blackout already in effect.
We will have no further comment.
SAG Awards® to be Simulcast Sunday, Jan. 27
on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
LOS ANGELES (January 21, 2013) — The SAG Awards® Ceremony Auction benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Emergency Assistance programs begins online today at 6 p.m. (PT) at sagawards.org/auction. The auction offers collectibles from nominated films and TV shows such as “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Homeland,” “Les Miserables,” “Lincoln,” “Mad Men” and “Silver Linings Playbook.” Also up for bid are one-of-a-kind experiences, set-visits, and premium items from networks, studios, sponsors and individuals.
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the SAG-AFTRA offices will be closed, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.