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SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard Statement on the Loss of Joan Rivers

Los Angeles, CA (September 4, 2014)---SAG-AFTRA released the following statement on behalf of president Ken Howard:

SAG-AFTRA Statement on Journalists Rights in Ferguson

Filed in: Press & Media

LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2014) – SAG-AFTRA joins the rest of the journalism community in condemning the arrest and detention of reporters covering the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri. As a union that represents broadcast journalists, including many local St. Louis broadcasters, we strongly support the rights of journalists not to be impeded in their efforts to report the news. Journalists have an obligation to report what is happening in their community, and the world. We ask that law enforcement in Ferguson permit journalists the freedom to do their jobs.

Debbie Reynolds to be Honored with 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award

51st Annual Accolade to be Presented
During the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 25, 2015

California Film & Television Production Alliance Statement On the Approval of AB 1839

Filed in: Press & Media

California (August 14, 2014) – The California Film and Television Production Alliance – a coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses, and associations that have worked together for more than a decade to promote, improve, and enhance film and television production in the State of California – today issued the following statement regarding Assembly Bill 1839, the California Film & Television Job Retention and Promotion Act.

New SAG-AFTRA Tentative Agreements Go to Members for Vote

LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA is mailing voting informational cards to approximately 137,000 members today as part of the ratification process for the recently negotiated TV/Theatrical contracts. The joint referendum requires a vote on the proposed pacts, the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement and the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement, covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production.

Joint AMPTP & SAG-AFTRA Statement

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) have jointly agreed to extend for a second day the current TV/Theatrical contracts, which are set to expire at midnight tonight. The extensions  will expire at midnight on July 2, 2014.

Negotiations will continue under the previously announced media blackout.

Joint AMPTP & SAG-AFTRA Release

SAG-AFTRA AND AMPTP EXTEND MOTION PICTURE AND
TELEVISION AGREEMENTS AND WILL
CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014

 
Citing Productive Negotiations, The Parties Agree to Continue Negotiations on Successor Film and Television Agreements
Media Blackout Remains in Effect

SAG-AFTRA Remembers Casey Kasem

SAG-AFTRA remembers the tremendous Casey Kasem, a DJ and television personality whose distinctive style and influential American Top 40 program changed broadcasting.

Kasem, who joined SAG in 1966 and AFTRA in 1979, also worked as a voice actor, perhaps most famously as the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo. His American Top 40, Casey’s Top 40 and his various other spin-off shows were staples of the American music scene, as was his signature sign-off line, “Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”