New Orleans (August 12, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director David White has been named “Entertainment, Sports & Art Law Section Attorney of the Year” by the National Bar Association, the oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges. The honor was presented to White today in New Orleans at the NBA’s 85th Annual Convention & Exhibits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.