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Tax Incentives in New York State Are Working

ANALYSIS OF NEW BLS DATA SHOWS CREDITS
BOOST JOBS AND INVESTMENT

Production Applications up 66% in 2011;
Industry Responsible for 141,000 Jobs

SAG Awards® Red Carpet Bleacher Seat Packages up for Auction

Film and Television Fans Can Bid for SAG Awards®
Red Carpet Bleacher Seat Packages
at www.sagawards.org/auction Nov 18 - 28

Auction Will Benefit the SAG Foundation’s Children’s Literacy
and Emergency Relief Programs

Regina King, Star of TNT’s “Southland,” To Serve as SAG Awards® Social Media Ambassador

LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2011) - Regina King, star of TNT’s critically acclaimed drama series “Southland,” will serve as social media ambassador for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® airing live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 29. Through posts on Twitter and Facebook, King will serve as the online face for the awards, giving viewers unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments during the weeks building up to the show, as well as from the red carpet.

Screen Actors Guild Opposes ICANN’s Top-Level Domain Expansion Program

Filed in: Press & Media

Los Angeles (Nov. 14, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild today joined hundreds of concerned businesses, brand owners, associations and not-for-profit organizations in expressing deep concern over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) proposed expansion of its generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) program.

First Amendment Expert Floyd Abrams Says Stop Online Piracy Act Would Protect Creators of Speech

Los Angeles (November 10, 2011) – Leading First Amendment expert Floyd Abrams sent a letter this week to House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers reaffirming that the Stop Online Piracy Act currently under consideration in the House of Representatives in no way imperils the First Amendment.

In the letter, Abrams writes:

SAG Honored for Environmental Initiatives

Filed in: Press & Media

LOS ANGELES (November 8, 2011)  — Screen Actors Guild has been recognized by Office Depot for its efforts to be environmentally sensitive. The Guild was one of 25 nominees chosen by Office Depot for the Leadership in Greener Purchasing Award from among the thousands of customers it considered. Nominees were chosen based on a history of purchasing “greener” office supplies. An awards ceremony will be held on November 15 in Oakland, Calif.

The Help’s Octavia Spencer Walks the Red Carpet for Literacy at Crescent Heights Social Justice Magnet

Octavia Spencer reads a book to 5th graders
at Crescent Heights Social Justice Magnet
through the SAG Foundation’s BookPALS program

Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA Deplore Age Discrimination Facilitated by IMDb.com and Similar Online Databases

Filed in: Press & Media

Los Angeles (October 27, 2011) — An actor’s actual age is irrelevant to casting. What matters is the age range that an actor can portray. For the entire history of professional acting, this has been true but that reality has been upended by the development of IMDb as an industry standard used in casting offices across America.