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SAG Honors Sheldon Smith with Howard Keel Award

Washington, D.C. (May 25, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division leadership and the Washington-Baltimore leadership of SAG/AFTRA hosted a special celebration to honor SAG/AFTRA Washington-Baltimore Branch member Sheldon Smith, the recipient of the prestigious Howard Keel Award Saturday in Washington, D.C. at the National Press Club. The award is the highest recognition given by the Regional Branch Division.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka Addresses Screen Actors Guild Leaders

Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2010) — The nation’s top union leader, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, addressed leaders from the Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division (RBD) at their annual board meeting Saturday in Washington, D.C. The RBD includes 20 Branches spanning from Boston to Hawaii. Nearly 28,000 Screen Actors Guild members who work in film and television live in the regional branches.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to Address SAG Leaders in Washington, D.C.

May 20, 2010 (Washington, D.C.) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will address Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division leaders at its annual board meeting in Washington, D.C. this Saturday. The guest speaker will be introduced by SAG President Ken Howard and SAG 3rd National Vice President David Hartley-Margolin.

 

President Howard sits on the AFL-CIO Executive Council where he concentrates on issues that affect the Guild, the Associated Actors and Artistes of America, professional employees and the entertainment and media industries.

Screen Actors Guild Responds to "Straight Jacket" Newsweek Article

Los Angeles (May 13, 2010) - On April 26, 2010, Newsweek  printed an article entitled “Straight Jacket” in which contributor Ramin Setoodeh contends that audiences do not accept openly gay actors playing straight roles, while offering no proof to support this claim other than his own discomfort. Screen Actors Guild rejects the notion that lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) actors are restricted in the roles they can play.

SAG Awards Key Deadlines and Events Announced; Nominating Committees Selected

NOMINATING COMMITTEES FOR THE UPCOMING 17th ANNUAL
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® SELECTED
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17th Annual SAG Awards® Key Deadlines and Events Announced


SAG Foundation Golf Classic Rescheduled to August 16, 2010

Celebrities to Play in Summer Tournament

Los Angeles (April 12, 2010
) - The SAG Foundation Inaugural Golf Classic, which was postponed due to weather conditions, has now been rescheduled to take place August 16, 2010.

Updates regarding this benefit for the SAG Foundation Catastrophic Health Fund will follow.

About the Screen Actors Guild Foundation

Inaugural SAG Foundation Golf Classic: Celebrities Play to Benefit Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund

WHO: Hosts Scott Bakula, Ray Romano, Andre Braugher (cast of TNT’s Men of a Certain Age) and participating celebrities including Tim Allen, Dave Annable, Ben Bailey, Bailey Chase, Eric Close, Dick Cook, Matt Craven, Kevin Dobson, Andy Garcia, Willie Gault, Carmine Giovinazzo, Paul Michael Glaser, Shawn Hatosy, Robert Hays, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Ironside, Richard Karn, Hal Landon, C.S.

SAG, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE Send Letter to Obama in Support of President's Intellectual Property Stance

March 31, 2010

Dear President Obama:


On behalf of the 300,000 members of our Guild and unions that work in the film, television and music industries, we thank you for your remarks on the importance of protecting intellectual property made before the Export-Import Bank Annual Conference.