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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.

Military Families Tell Their Stories to Hollywood: First Lady Michelle Obama Leads Event in Support of Joining Forces Initiative

Filed in: Event

LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2011) – Writers, actors, recording artists, news persons, directors, and producers answered the call today from First Lady Michelle Obama and joined with her in the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills to hear inspirational stories of the service and sacrifice of active duty service men and women, veterans, and the military families who serve alongside our soldiers.

SAG and JOINING FORCES Inter-Guild Task Force Members Host Conversation with First Lady Michelle Obama

Filed in: Event

Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard, Secretary-Treasurer Amy Aquino, First Vice President Ned Vaughn, National Executive Director David White and special guests join entertainment industry officials including AFTRA President Roberta Reardon, DGA Secretary-Treasurer Gil Cates, and PGA Co-President Hawk Koch, Academy Awar

Screen Actors Guild and SAGindie Panel Targets Independent Filmmakers at Producers’ Conference

Ken Howard at Produced By ConferenceScreen Actors Guild and SAGindie hosted a discussion at this year’s Produced By Conference offering advice to independent filmmakers on creating quality productions with limited resources.

New Study Shows Senior Performers Underutilized

Los Angeles (June 9, 2011) — A study released today shows that while senior performers continue to face age discrimination, they rate high in satisfaction as artists and generally feel good about where they are in life.