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Screen Actors Guild Heads to Austin for SXSW 2010

In a coordinated effort between SAG's New Media department, iActor, SAGIndie and the local SAG Dallas/Ft. Worth Branch office, SAG staffers are headed to SXSW.

Held annually in Austin, TX, SXSW is considered one of the world’s premiere film festivals. The festival includes film premieres, informative panels and workshops, a trade show and networking events. SAG staffers will be presenting and hosting a number of panels on topics ranging from casting productions online to the growth of new media in our industry. 

SAG Life Achievement Recipient Betty White to Host SNL

The people have spoken — and Betty White will host the May 8 episode of Saturday Night Live.

Following White's SAG Life Achievement honor in January, a Facebook campaign was launched imploring SNL to book the funny lady as host. The campaign grew even stronger following White's Super Bowl Snickers commercial.

SAG President Ken Howard to be Guest of Honor at Society of Professional Journalists Mixer on Tuesday

Filed in: Member Alert

Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard will be the guest at Tuesday's Society of Professional Journalists' mixer in downtown Los Angeles

SAG Advocates for Actors Against Digital Theft

Combating the destructive practice of online theft of copyrighted motion pictures and TV shows is a top priority for Screen Actors Guild.

Illegally downloading or streaming stolen content and/or purchasing illegally made or copied CDs and DVDs poses a considerable threat to the livelihoods and futures of the tens of thousands of actors and others employed by the entertainment industry.

Event Builds Awareness of Female Persecution in Afghanistan

On March 8, International Women’s Day, a coalition of Hollywood entertainment unions and non-profits presented Out of Silence: Readings from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, a program highlighting the deplorable human rights conditions of women in Afghanistan.

Conversations with Ken Howard

Guild members will get to meet the president Sunday, March 21 in Nevada and hear his take on the acting profession.

SAG National President Ken Howard will participate in an hour-long SAG Foundation Conversations discussion, moderated by actor Michael Tylo, at 12:30 p.m. at the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Cohiba Room 10.

SAG NED David White and Others Meet with Secretary of Labor

March 8, 2010–David P. White, national executive director of Screen Actors Guild, along with a number of labor allies from various industries, met with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Undersecretary for International Affairs Sandra Polaski today at Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

White and various labor leaders met with the Secretary for several hours to discuss a host of labor issues in advance of the upcoming G20 meeting and an international gathering of labor ministers related to the summit.

SAG Honors International Women’s Day

March 8, 2010 –It’s perhaps fitting that the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director, a gender-neutral awards category and one of the most prestigious in the entertainment industry, did so on the eve of today’s International Women’s Day.