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Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA Reach Tentative Agreement with Industry Representatives on New Non-Broadcast/Industrial Contracts

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today announced that the Joint AFTRA and SAG Non-Broadcast/Industrials Negotiating Committee have reached a tentative agreement with industry representatives on terms for three-year successor agreements to the SAG Industrial and Educational Contract and the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Non Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Recorded Material. The contracts were set to expire on April 30, 2011 and will now be effective May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2014.

SAG/AFTRA Dancers Committee Chair Bobbie Bates Honored at the 2011 Dance Track Magazine Artist Awards

Filed in: Press & Media

SAG/AFTRA Dancers Committee chair Bobbie Bates was honored with the Dancers in Solidarity Award on March 27 at the 2011 Dance Track Magazine Artist Awards for her efforts to improve working conditions and the professional lives of dancers and choreographers.
 

Screen Actors Guild Commemorates Black History Month with Celebrations of African-American Actors in Los Angeles and New York

Los Angeles (February 23, 2011) — In commemoration of Black History Month, Screen Actors Guild National Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee and SAG Affirmative Action & Diversity will present events today in Los Angeles and New York celebrating the history and accomplishments of African Americans in film and television.

Media Inc. Has Pacific Northwest SAG Members Covered

Pacific Northwest SAG members were delighted to find their executive director Dena Beatty as the cover story in Media Inc., a Northwest media marketing publication. Portland National Board Member Mary McDonald-Lewis says, "With our talent, film incentives, burgeoning film and animation industry, this is exactly where Screen Actors Guild belongs — front and center in the eyes of the media industry."

SAG Improvement Initiatives Touted in The Hollywood Reporter

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The following is an excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter. For the complete story, click here.

SAG Executive Director David White Announces Improvements in Service

by Jonathan Handel

Exclusive Bonus Content: Check Out the Digital Issue of SCREEN ACTOR Online

In addition to the Screen Actor magazine you've traditionally received in your home, SAG now has a new digital issue, a companion to the print version, with exclusive bonus content you can't get in print, such as video and links to other online content. Take a look here! You can even download your own SAG Awards scorecard. (No substitute for actual voting of course, but it will help you keep track of your picks when the big show airs live this Sunday at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on TNT and TBS.

SAG Foundation and R.Evolución Latina Welcome Young Stars to Literacy Day, Wed. January 26

WHO: 10-year-old actress Fatima Ptàcek (Saturday Night Live, Sesame Street, The Royal Pains and the upcoming The Rebound starring Catherine Zeta-Jones), celebrity storyteller Adrian Martinez (Law and Order, Flight of the Conchords, Morning Glory), R.Evolución Latina’s founders Luis Salgado (In the Heights-Broadway, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown-Broadway) and Gabriela Garcia (Chicago-Broadway), volunteer readers from the SAG Foundation BookPALS (Performing Artists for Litera

SAG National Board Votes to Allocate Additional Funding to SAG-AFTRA Relations Task Force

SAG National Board of Directors Convenes by Video Conference In Los Angeles and New York
  
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, (January 23, 2011) -- The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today met via regularly scheduled one-day videoconference in Los Angeles and New York.