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SAG-AFTRA Announces American Scene Award Recipients

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 24, 2013) --- SAG-AFTRA today announced its recipients for the first SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards. The awards are scheduled to take place on Friday, Sept. 27 as part of the Celebration event honoring SAG-AFTRA’s inaugural convention. The Inaugural National Convention Celebration is a dinner event with host Mary Hart (Entertainment Tonight). The evening includes entertainment and a special musical performance led by Dorian Holley (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno).

SAG-AFTRA to Hold Inaugural National Convention

Los Angeles (Sept. 19, 2013) – Union leaders, delegates and special guests will converge on Southern California for the inaugural SAG-AFTRA national convention, taking place Sept. 26-29 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.  

With the theme of United for Our Future, the convention brings together hundreds of member delegates, including national officers, national board members, local presidents and members from around the country to discuss and decide on items vital to the future of the union.

SAG-AFTRA Members: Get Involved!

National Committees

There are a variety of ways in which a member can serve the union and national committee service is a great way to lend your talents, experience and knowledge of the industry to benefit the union and its members. Service on local committees is also an option and information for serving on a local committee in your area will be made available in October.

Ken Howard and Amy Aquino Elected National President and National Secretary-Treasurer of SAG-AFTRA

Filed in: Governance

Los Angeles (August 15, 2013) — SAG-AFTRA today announced the results of elections for its top two elected positions. Members have re-elected Ken Howard and Amy Aquino to lead the union. Howard will serve as the first elected national president of SAG-AFTRA and Aquino as its first elected secretary-treasurer. Both previously served the Screen Actors Guild for two consecutive terms prior to merger, and each served respectively as co-president and co-secretary-treasurer of SAG-AFTRA following the merger in 2012. Their two-year terms begin today.

Official Call for Nominees for the Inaugural SAG-AFTRA George Heller Memorial Gold Card

George Heller Memorial Gold Card

The official call for nominees is now open for the SAG-AFTRA George Heller Memorial Gold Card. All SAG-AFTRA members have the unique opportunity to recommend nominees for this prestigious honor.

SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors Meets via Videoconference

Filed in: Governance

Los Angeles and New York, (July 27, 2013) – The SAG-AFTRA national board of directors met today in a one-day videoconference plenary and reviewed several administrative, finance and governance matters.
 
The National Board received reports including:
 
National Co-President's Report

Rita Moreno to be Honored with 2013 SAG Life Achievement Award

50th Annual Accolade to be Presented
During the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

2013 SAG-AFTRA Candidate Elections

Los Angeles (July 12, 2013) –  SAG-AFTRA today released the official rosters of candidates for its upcoming elections.

National president and national secretary-treasurer positions are up for election, both of which carry two-year terms. All national board seats are up for election this year, along with all local officer, local board, and convention delegate positions.

The executive vice president and other vice presidents will be elected at the inaugural SAG-AFTRA Convention in September.