LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2012) — — Erin Griffin, chief information officer for SAG-AFTRA, was named CIO of the Year, Non-profit sector in the inaugural The Los Angeles Business Journal CIO/CTO Awards. The 2012 CIO Awards recognize the impact that Chief Information Officers' (CIOs) have on all aspects of business.
Last week, people of Seattle were gripped by a series of horrific and tragic shooting events throughout the city. The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local, the labor union that represents broadcasters, is proud of the union radio and TV journalists, both in front of and behind the camera or microphone, who were our eyes and ears during those heartbreaking days.
A coalition of entertainment unions and guilds believe that the latest round of productions selected to receive the California Film and Television Production Credits underscore the ongoing importance of the program. Based on information provided by these projects it is estimated that they will spend more than $683 million in California, including nearly $265 million in wages, and will employ an estimated 5,700 cast and crew members.
Landmark Deal is the First Industrywide Agreement Covering Music Video Performers
LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA today announced that it had reached tentative agreement with the major record labels — Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, EMI Music and The Walt Disney Co. — on a first-ever industrywide contract to cover dancers and other performers on music videos.
Board Confirms David P. White as National Executive Director and Approves New, Three-Year Contract
Los Angeles (May 20, 2012) – The National Board of Directors of the newly formed SAG-AFTRA met for the first time over May 19 and 20, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
On the recommendation of the union-wide national officers and the Executive Committee, the National Board confirmed David P. White in his role as National Executive Director and authorized his new three-year contract in that capacity, expiring May 21, 2015.