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California Film & Television Production Alliance Statement On the Approval of AB 1839

Filed in: Press & Media

California (August 14, 2014) – The California Film and Television Production Alliance – a coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses, and associations that have worked together for more than a decade to promote, improve, and enhance film and television production in the State of California – today issued the following statement regarding Assembly Bill 1839, the California Film & Television Job Retention and Promotion Act.

SAG-AFTRA Statement on the Loss of Lauren Bacall

Filed in: In Memoriam

Los Angeles, CA (August 13, 2014)---SAG-AFTRA celebrates the life and legacy of Lauren Bacall, who passed away Tuesday at age 89.

SAG-AFTRA Statement on the Loss of Robin Williams

Filed in: In Memoriam

Los Angeles, CA (August 11, 2014)---SAG-AFTRA joins the world in mourning the sudden passing of Robin Williams. A two-time Screen Actors Guild Award recipient, Williams was consecutively honored for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for The Birdcage and then for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his inspirational portrayal of Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.

SAG-AFTRA Remembers Danny Murphy

SAG-AFTRA joins the entertainment community in mourning the loss of actor, activist and friend, Danny Murphy.

Danny MurphyDanny played an instrumental role in the union as a member of the Performers With Disabilities (PWD) Committee as well as a founding member of the then-tri-union global campaign I AM PWD (Inclusion in the Arts & Media of People with Disabilities).

Do Not Work Notice: Non-Union Syndicated Show "Laughs"

Attention all members: Please read the following important notice regarding the Half Life Productions program Laughs.
 
SAG-AFTRA has issued a "no-contract, no-work" order for the first-run syndicated program Laughs, produced by Half Life Productions and Executive Producer Steve Hofstetter. This company has not yet executed a minimum basic agreement with SAG-AFTRA.
 

New SAG-AFTRA Tentative Agreements Go to Members for Vote

LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA is mailing voting informational cards to approximately 137,000 members today as part of the ratification process for the recently negotiated TV/Theatrical contracts. The joint referendum requires a vote on the proposed pacts, the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement and the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement, covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production.

SAG-AFTRA Statement on the Passing of James Garner

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of James Garner, star of the small and big screens. Garner, a former SAG 2nd vice president (1960-61), SAG National Board member (1959) and a recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award, died Saturday at the age of 86.