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SAG Members Receive Discounted Registration for Digital Hollywood Content Summit Going on Thru May 5

SAG New Media is proud sponsor to Digital Hollywood Content Summit Spring 2011, May 2-5 at the Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey. As part of the sponsorship, SAG members will receive a special discounted rate of $95 for registration.
 
Don’t miss the SAG Mini-summit on Tuesday, May 3.
 
For more information on the conference and to register at the discounted SAG member rate visit: http://www.digitalhollywood.info/DHSAGRegistrationLA.html

The Presidents' Forum for One Union Listening Tour Comes to Boston and Returns to Hollywood and New York

Filed in: Member Alert

The SAG and AFTRA Presidents’ Forum for One Union has been holding Listening Tour meetings throughout the country to get input from members, and three additional dates have been set.

If you cannot attend, you can still share your thoughts by emailing oneunion@sag.org.

For more information about the Presidents’ Forum for One Union and the Listening Tour meetings, please visit http://www.sag.org/oneunion.

New Media Producers Can Now Sign SAG With Online Application

Screen Actors Guild Production Center Offers Online Resources to Ease Signatory Process

Los Angeles (April 28, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its new online signatory application, allowing new media producers, for the first time, the opportunity to sign SAG online.

Screen Actors Guild Statement Regarding Digital Theft Investigation

In light of Monday’s news regarding a law enforcement investigation into the illegal uploading of several of this year's award-winning films, Screen Actors Guild has released the following statement:

“Whether it involves a criminal business enterprise or a member of our community, illegal uploading and downloading of copyrighted materials is stealing, pure and simple.

FIA Executive Committee Convenes LGBT Working Group

Filed in: EEO & Diversity

Meeting in Sydney, Australia last week for their annual executive committee meeting, the International Federation of Actors (FIA) Executive Committee created a working group on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. The group has been tasked with working on the creation of a FIA charter on LGBT equality and equal opportunity, as well as with outreach to FIA affiliates around the world regarding LGBT issues.

Screen Actors Guild Welcomes Deborah Skelly as Executive Director of Industry Relations and Organizing

Filed in: Press & Media

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild today announced that Deborah Skelly has joined the Guild as executive director of industry relations and organizing. Skelly comes to SAG most recently from Fusion Film Group LLC, where she served as vice president of business and legal affairs. As a published author, former feature film agent and comedy talent representative, Skelly understands first-hand the creative talent landscape and is an accomplished and aggressive advocate for actors.
 

Don't Miss Screen Actors Guild Annual Hollywood Health Fair

Screen Actors Guild annual Hollywood Health Fair is open to all industry union members and their dependents. The event is sponsored by the SAG Hollywood Healthcare Safetynet Committee.
 
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2011
 
Where: SAG National Headquarters
James Cagney Board Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free validated parking (enter lot off of Curson Avenue)
 
Who: The Health Fair is open to all industry union members and their dependents.

SAG, EDD Host Employment Symposium

As part of its continuing effort to support and educate professional performers, Screen Actors Guild, on Friday, April 15 hosted a State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) Crenshaw Workforce Services symposium offering actors vital information, resources and advice on seeking employment.