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Chicago Public Media Professionals Vote to Join SAG-AFTRA

Filed in: Press & Media

Today, staff members at Chicago Public Media (CPM) voted to join 165,000 media and entertainment professionals in choosing SAG-AFTRA as their union.

The new bargaining unit will cover 49 public media professionals who produce, report, host and present content for WBEZ, Vocalo, Sound Opinions and CPM’s digital services. CPM employees are looking forward to negotiating a first contract. 

Do Not Work Order: Knife Fight

Attention All Members - please read the following important notice regarding Authentic Entertainment for Esquire Network

SAG-AFTRA has issued a "no-contract, no-work" order for the cable television series Knife Fight, produced by Authentic Entertainment for Esquire Network. This company has refused to sign a collective bargaining agreement with SAG-AFTRA.

SAG-AFTRA Remembers Peter O’Toole and Joan Fontaine

Filed in: In Memoriam

SAG-AFTRA joins with the public in mourning the deaths of legendary actors Peter O’Toole and Joan Fontaine.
 
O’Toole left a legacy of stage and film roles, including his most famous and beloved in Lawrence of Arabia. A multiple-award nominee and winner, O’Toole was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor for his lead role in the 2006 film Venus.
 

New Health Plan Option Expands Eligibility for Members with Earnings Under SAG-AFTRA Contracts

Dear Member,

We’re all aware that there are members who have solid earnings but are still falling short of qualifying for union health coverage because those earnings are being split between SAG and AFTRA contracts. Although there have always been participants that have had employer contributions made to both plans, the split in those contributions has been aggravated in recent years by shifts in the industry that have resulted in increasing numbers of participants who have sufficient joint earnings, but are not qualifying for either plan.

The Entertainment Industry Foundation and PEOPLE Announce $1 Million Gift to the SAG Foundation in Celebration of the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

LOS ANGELES (December 11, 2013) - The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), Hollywood’s leading charity, and PEOPLE magazine will make a $1 million multi-year gift to the Screen Actors Guild Foundation in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and to recognize the entertainment community’s charitable contributions.

Nominations Announced for the 20th Annual SAG Awards

Filed in: SAG Awards

Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)
 

Nominations for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® to be Announced Live from the Pacific Design Center

Actor® Awards Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)

SAG-AFTRA Announces the W&W Conditions Process in Preparation for the 2014 TV/Theatrical and Exhibit A Contract Negotiations

SAG-AFTRA is pleased to announce the beginning of the Wages & Working Conditions (W&W) process in preparation for negotiation of the TV/THEATRICAL-Exhibit A Contracts that expire June 30, 2014. It is only through the involvement of members that proposals for this vital negotiation are developed.