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SAG and AFTRA Group for One Union Meets in Los Angeles

Los Angeles (October 19, 2011) -- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild convened for the third formal face‐to‐face discussions of the Group for One Union.  Known as the G1, the group consists of members from the Screen Actors Guild Merger Task Force and the AFTRA New Union Committee.

G1 members including actors, performers, recording artists and broadcast professionals are working to facilitate the creation of a merged successor union to represent all the members of AFTRA and Screen Actors Guild.

SAG Joins Entertainment Industry Organizations to Unite In Support of Imprisoned Iranian Filmmakers

Filed in: Press & Media

In September 2011, the Iranian government arrested six independent filmmakers for allegedly working with the BBC, on charges including espionage and treason. Along with the ongoing house arrest of director Jafar Panahi and the prior arrest of actress Marzieh Vafamehr, who was later sentenced to one year in prison and 90 lashes, the arrests sparked outrage from filmmaking communities within Iran and around the world. Prior to the release of two of the filmmakers, all six were denied access to their lawyers and families, who were forced to remain silent. 
 

SAG Awards® Honored with Environmental Media Association Green Seal Award for Third Consecutive Year

LOS ANGELES (October 17, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild Awards® has been honored for the third consecutive year with the Environmental Media Association (EMA)’s Green Seal, recognizing a production’s outstanding efforts to implement sustainable initiatives and promote environmental awareness. The EMA Green Seal was presented for the green practices of the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® at the 21st Annual EMA Awards on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Warner Brothers Studios.

Hanks, Spielberg, Winfrey 'Joining Forces' for New PSAs

Screen Actors Guild members and other high-profile entertainment industry luminaries are stepping up to show their support for America’s military families.

SAG Applauds Progress on International Treaty to Protect Performers

LOS ANGELES (October 5, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild applauds a decision by the World Intellectual Property Organization to convene a diplomatic conference in June 2012 to conclude an international treaty on the protection of audiovisual performances. The organization announced the decision Thursday, September 29, after approving a recommendation by WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights to begin the final phase of work.

SAG's Pam Greenwalt Elected to ILCA Executive Council

Screen Actors Guild is pleased to announce that Executive Director, Communications, Pamela Greenwalt was elected vice president of the International Labor Communications Association Executive Council. The council is a governing board, which sets policy, direction and strategy for the organization. The election came during ILCA’s biennial convention in Seattle this past weekend.

Study Reveals Continued Lack of Characters with Disabilities on Television

1% Representation on Network TV Creates Few Employment Opportunities
for Performers With Disabilities; Improvement Seen on Cable Networks

Howard and Aquino Re-Elected President, Secretary-Treasurer

Screen Actors Guild Announces Results of National Board Elections

Howard and Aquino Re-Elected President, Secretary-Treasurer