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Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA Reach Tentative Agreement with Industry Representatives on New Non-Broadcast/Industrial Contracts

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today announced that the Joint AFTRA and SAG Non-Broadcast/Industrials Negotiating Committee have reached a tentative agreement with industry representatives on terms for three-year successor agreements to the SAG Industrial and Educational Contract and the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Non Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Recorded Material. The contracts were set to expire on April 30, 2011 and will now be effective May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2014.

SAG/AFTRA Dancers Committee Chair Bobbie Bates Honored at the 2011 Dance Track Magazine Artist Awards

Filed in: Press & Media

SAG/AFTRA Dancers Committee chair Bobbie Bates was honored with the Dancers in Solidarity Award on March 27 at the 2011 Dance Track Magazine Artist Awards for her efforts to improve working conditions and the professional lives of dancers and choreographers.
 

Women’s Committee Spotlights Phylicia Rashad

She is known around the world as Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show, but on Monday night Phylicia Rashad demonstrated that she is much more than a favorite TV mom.

The event, Phylicia Rashad – A Woman of Distinction: Her Story, was organized by the SAG National Women’s Committee and the SAG Foundation and took place at SAG Headquarters in Los Angeles. Carrying herself with a rare grace, humility and a serene charisma, Rashad charmed the capacity audience with tales of a remarkable life and a deep love of acting and the arts.

SAG Members Join Thousands at Saturday's Rally for Workers in Los Angeles

Screen Actors Guild members joined thousands of people in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to show solidarity with fellow unions. Since Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker launched an attack on public sector unions’ right to collective bargaining, labor groups have been staging rallies around the country and gathering support to fight back. (See photo gallery below.)

Join Team SAG at the Upcoming EIF Revlon/Run Walk for Women on May 7

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Screen Actors Guild members Halle Berry and Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) will co-host the Los Angeles EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women with American Idol finalist and recording artist Kimberley Locke singing the national anthem.

SAG Remembers the Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Taylor

Screen Actors Guild remembers the extraordinary life and career of Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor, who died today at the age of 79. The Oscar-winning actress and pioneering AIDS activist had been hospitalized in recent weeks for congestive heart failure.

"Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts," son Michael Wilding said in a statement released by the family.

SAG Offers Message of Condolence and Support for People of Japan

Filed in: Member Alert

On behalf of the members of Screen Actors Guild, we would like to express our deepest condolences and support to the Japanese people for the ongoing tragedy caused by the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami.