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Judge Otero Denies Preliminary Injunction in Sheen v Screen Actors Guild

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SAG and AFTRA Merger Ballots Will Be Counted March 30 as Scheduled

Los Angeles (March 28, 2012) – Federal Judge James Otero today denied the plaintiffs’ motion for preliminary injunction in Sheen v SAG clearing the way for Screen Actors Guild’s merger referendum ballot counting to go forward as scheduled on Friday, March 30.

Screen Actors Guild-Producers Pension and Health Plans (SAG-PPHP) Corrects Erroneous Reported Claims Regarding Federal Raids

The Screen Actors Guild - Producers Pension and Health Plans first priority is its fiduciary responsibility to its participants. The Plans have effectively operated to provide some of the most significant benefits to our participants to be found anywhere in the world. However, recent media accounts containing erroneous claims about Federal officials raiding documents from the Plans and investigations into alleged cover ups have created an environment of misinformation that we want to dispel with the following clarifications:

SAG and AFTRA Send Merger Ballots to Members

LOS ANGELES (February 28, 2012) - The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild on Monday sent out ballots to approximately 131,000 members of both organizations.

The mailer included full details of the proposed SAG-AFTRA merger, including the Merger Agreement and Constitution, which were overwhelmingly approved by both unions’ national boards in January, as well as a Pension & Health/Health & Retirement Feasibility Report.

Screen Actors Guild Honors Outstanding Film And Television Performances at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2012) - Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2011 at the “18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The “18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). An encore presentation was telecast on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (PT).

Statement from SAG National President Ken Howard Regarding the AFTRA National Board Vote

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LOS ANGELES (January 28, 2012) — Screen Actors Guild National President Ken Howard released the following statement regarding the AFTRA National Board vote on the proposed merger with Screen Actors Guild:

Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors Approves Merger Package with AFTRA

LOS ANGELES (January 27, 2012) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today voted overwhelmingly to approve and recommend a plan to merge with AFTRA. The board met in a regularly scheduled plenary meeting in the James Cagney Board Room at the Guild’s Los Angeles headquarters and voted after reviewing a merger package put forward by the SAG and AFTRA Group for One Union (G1) that includes a Merger Agreement and Constitution.

Alec Baldwin Named SAG Foundation Ambassador

Award-Winning Actor to Raise Awareness, Funding for Actors’ Charity

Joint Statement from SAG, AFM, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE and IBT Regarding the PROTECT IP Act (S. 968) and the STOP Online Piracy Act (HR 3261)

The following statement was issued by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT):