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International Treaty for the Protection of Audiovisual Performances Advances at WIPO Meetings -- SAG and Actors Unions From Across the Globe Lend Support

Today the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO's) Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) adopted a recommendation to the WIPO General Assembly to reconvene a diplomatic conference on the Treaty for the Protection of Audiovisual Performances, which was suspended in 2000 after a deadlock was reached on several crucial issues. In making the recommendation, the SCCR also approved consensus language on the transfer of rights, the primary issue that had previously prevented the conclusion of a treaty.

You are Invited to Learn About the Ins and Outs of Unemployment Insurance, July 28

Filed in: Event

The Screen Actors Guild is hosting a very special session with the California Employment Development Department (EDD) Focusing on Employment & State Unemployment Insurance (UI) Benefits.
 
When: 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, July 28, 2011
Doors open at 9:15 a.m.
 

Where:
Screen Actors Guild
James Cagney Boardroom
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking will be validated
 

Donate Blood at the Screen Actors Guild Blood Drive, June 29

Filed in: Event, Member Alert

Got Blood? You Can Make a Difference in Someone’s Life.

How important is it to take time out to donate blood? In the amount of time it takes you to read this sentence, someone will need blood. That's right, every three seconds someone needs blood. Your willingness to donate ensures that when blood is needed, it is there. For all who donate, you will get an AMC movieticket.

When: 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where: Screen Actors Guild
James Cagney Board Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd.

Screen Actors Guild to Host a Panel on Emerging Media

Filed in: New Media

Screen Actors Guild will be hosting a roundtable discussion on Emerging Media: New Models for the New Frontier Wednesday, June 22. The panel is being presented by the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Entertainment Law & Intellectual Property Section’s SubSCREEN committee.
 

Screen Actors Guild LGBT Actors Committee Co-Chair Responds to Tracy Morgan Actions

Filed in: EEO & Diversity

Tracy Morgan Press Conference

LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2011) — Following anti-gay remarks made during a June 3 stand-up performance in Nashville, actor Tracy Morgan met with GLAAD, local advocates and the media in Nashville today to apologize for his remarks. Click here for details and video.

SAG and AFTRA Convene Formal Discussions to Create One Union

Filed in: Press & Media

Silver Spring, Maryland (June 19, 2011) ---- Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists convened this weekend for the first, formal face-to-face discussions between the AFTRA New Union Committee and the SAG Merger Task Force at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland.   

AFTRA and SAG Convene Formal Discussions to Create One Union

Silver Spring, Maryland (June 19, 2011) ---- Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists convened this weekend for the first, formal face-to-face discussions between the AFTRA New Union Committee and the SAG Merger Task Force at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Join Us Thursday in Hollywood for a GLEE Screening and Q&A

Filed in: SAG Foundation

SAG members, join us at a SAG Foundation screening of GLEE followed by a Q&A with co-star Max Adler, Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m.

SAG Foundation Actors Center
5757 Wilshire Blvd, Mezzanine Level
Los Angeles, CA