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SAG-AFTRA Sets Date for Next Educational Member Meeting on Personal Managers Code of Ethics and Conduct

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2014) — In its continuing efforts to educate members about the recently released Personal Managers Code of Ethics and Conduct, SAG-AFTRA held its first bicoastal seminar on the agreement, receiving positive comments (examples below) from a capacity crowd of more than 300 members on the importance of the new code and the overall need to regulate personal managers.

SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie & SAG Foundation Head to Austin for SXSW 2014

Groups sponsor official SXSW music showcase, film panel, film reception
and trade show booth for festival-goers and a full day of workshops for
regional SAG-AFTRA actors, March 9-13

SAG-AFTRA Presents Music Showcase at SXSW, March 11

Filed in: Event, Press & Media

LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2014) – Entertainment and media union SAG-AFTRA is partnering with South by Southwest (SXSW), the world’s leading music industry event, for a six-hour music showcase on March 11 featuring up-and-coming artists, including Wardell and Hudson.

SAG-AFTRA Sound Recordings and SXSW present The Show at Buffalo Billiards, taking place 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on March 11 at 201 E. 6th St. in Austin, during the annual SXSW Music Festival. The event is for ages 21 and over only.

SAG-AFTRA’s First-Ever Personal Manager Code of Ethics and Conduct Ready for Signing

LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA has finalized its Personal Manager Code of Ethics and Conduct, a voluntary agreement that is designed to promote honest and ethical relationships between the union’s members and the managers they choose to represent them.

As a sign of commitment to its burgeoning relationship with the personal management community, SAG-AFTRA’s Agency Relations Department is now known as the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department.

California Film & Television Production Alliance Statement on Introduction of AB 1839

Filed in: Press & Media

California (February 19, 2014) – On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy California film and television industry, we welcome the introduction of AB 1839.

SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors Conducts First Meeting of the Year Via Videoconference in Los Angeles and New York

Filed in: Press & Media

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK  (Feb. 9, 2014) – The National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA met in a scheduled one-day video plenary this weekend at both the James Cagney Board Room in Los Angeles and the New York Board Room in the recently opened New York office.

President Ken Howard opened the meeting in memory of the members who have passed away since the last national board meeting in September, including a special dedication to former Washington-Mid Atlantic President Kirk Penberthy who died a week ago.

Judge Grants SAG-AFTRA Dismissal Motion for Remainder of Asner Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2014) –– Yesterday, a federal court judge dismissed the remainder of a lawsuit against SAG-AFTRA filed by Ed Asner. In his order, United States District Court Judge Manuel L. Real found the court had no jurisdiction over the case because Asner has provided no evidence of the union withholding records that he or any other member of the union have access to review.

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Airdate Announced

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Honoring
2014’s Outstanding Performances
Will be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 25, 2015