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SAG-AFTRA Statement on Casting Tapes Auction

LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2013) --  SAG-AFTRA considers the right of performers to control the use of their image to be of utmost importance and we vigorously protect those rights. Our collective bargaining agreements include protections for performers against exploitation of audition and interview tapes, which must be erased upon performers’ request. Failure to comply with such a request will result in formal legal action pursuant to the agreements.

SAG-AFTRA Mourns Passing of AFTRA Nashville Lifetime Achievement Honoree Hugh Gordon Stoker

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of Hugh Gordon Stoker. Stoker was born in 1924 in Gleason, TN, and began his music career at the age of 15 playing piano on WSM radio. After a stint in the Air Force, he returned to Nashville, and in 1949, joined the Gospel quartet , The Jordainaires , first as a piano player then as the group’s tenor. Following a concert in Memphis the group was approached by a then unknown singer named Elvis Presley, who asked them to be his backup singers  if he was ever signed to a major label.

SAG-AFTRA and JPC Statement Regarding Commercials Contracts Extension and Continuing Negotiations

Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC)
and SAG-AFTRAStatement Regarding Commercials Contracts
Extension and Continuing Negotiations

Notice: Upcoming Deadline for Category Designation to Run for or Serve as Local Officer, Local Board Member or Convention Delegate Representing a Work Category or Group of Categories

Filed in: Member Alert

Pursuant to the SAG-AFTRA Constitution, Locals may designate one or more Local Officer, Local Board, or Convention Delegate position(s) for members in a particular work category or group of work categories. Except as otherwise specifically provided in your Local Constitution, if you wish to be eligible to run for one of these Local designated category positions, you must be registered in that category no later than April 1, 2013. Members who change their category after that date will be ineligible to run for those Local-designated category positions.

SAG-AFTRA Members Support Those with Leukemia

Support Members with Leukemia

SAG-AFTRA New York Local Co-President Holter Graham is battling leukemia and, along with thousands of others, is beginning the marrow transplant process. All performers know that even a soliloquy takes more than one person. This is an opportunity for us to pull together and offer our support to the many people fighting this disease.

Co-President Roberta Reardon Elected to Board of Trustees of National Labor College

Filed in: Press & Media

SILVER SPRING (March 7, 2013) – SAG-AFTRA is proud to announce that Co-President Roberta Reardon has been elected to the Board Trustees of the National Labor College (NLC).

SAG-AFTRA, SAG-AFTRA New Media, SAGindie and SAG Foundation team up for SXSW 2013

 Sponsored events run from March 9-13, 2013 in Austin, TX
SAG-AFTRA, SAG-AFTRA New Media, SAGindie and
SAG Foundation Team Up for SXSW 2013

Groups sponsor trade show booth, actors’ workshops and receptions
for festival-goers & regional SAG-AFTRA performers

Scholarships Available From Foundations

Applications are now available for the 2013 round of the SAG Foundation’s John L. Dales Scholarships and the AFTRA Foundation’s Heller Memorial Scholarships. The SAG Foundation and AFTRA Foundation are proud to support qualified SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents in reaching their academic potential.

Both scholarships are competitive and require an essay in addition to application materials. The Dales application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013 and the Heller application deadline is Wednesday, May 1, 2013.