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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

Study of Senior Performers Sheds Light on Needs, Challenges

Filed in: EEO & Diversity

Older performers face significant challenges, including difficulty finding work and qualifying for health care, but a majority remain engaged in the creative community and are happy with the life they have chosen, according to a new study presented in New York on June 9.
 
The study, Still Kicking — Aging Performing Artists in NYC and LA Metro Areas: Information on Artists IV, was undertaken by the Research Center for Arts and Culture at Teachers College, Columbia University.
 

ABC Diversity Showcase - Los Angeles - Now Accepting Applications

Filed in: EEO & Diversity

As part of its ongoing effort to discover and develop culturally and ethnically diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the Disney ABC Television Group’s Casting Project will hold auditions for consideration for the ABC Talent Showcase in Los Angeles.
 
Selected participants perform for casting directors, talent agents, managers and other industry professionals who view a series of live, one-act vignettes performed by the actors.
 

Joint Statement Commending Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of the Commercial Felony Streaming Act

Joint Statement from AFM, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, IBT and SAG Commending Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of S. 978, the Commercial Felony Streaming Act

Save the Date: Hollywood Division Annual Membership Meeting, Sunday, July 17

Don’t miss the Annual Hollywood Division Membership meeting on Sunday, July 17. Come share ideas, voice opinions, ask questions - Board members and staff will be present to provide answers. Visit committee tables, learn about member events and activities and sign-up for the speakers list for an opportunity to speak at the microphone during the open forum section of the meeting.
 
When: Sunday, July 17, 2011
10 a.m.–noon Member Caucus. Share ideas, voice opinions, ask questions.