Forty-three years ago, just before his assassination on April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood with 1,300 Memphis sanitation workers to demand human rights, basic respect and collective bargaining to gain a better life. Today, hundreds of thousands of working people are taking the same stand- together.
RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. – Buying tickets online to one of golf’s most prestigious events, the Kraft Nabisco Championship (March 28 – April 3, Rancho Mirage, CA) can help your fellow Guild members! Visit www.KNCGOLF.com to participate in Integrated Wealth Management’s TICKETS Fore CHARITY program and designate the SAG Foundation as your benefiting charity. 100% of proceeds from your purchase will help assist, educate and inspire actors.
SAG members Tony Shalhoub (Monk) and Susan Sarandon (The Lovely Bones, Thelma & Louise) joined thousands of protesters Saturday in Madison, Wis. in support of union rights. The protest is believed to be the largest in the weeks since Gov. Scott Walker proposed a bill to strip public unions of their collective bargaining rights. Some estimates put the number of attendees as high as 100,000, larger than Madison’s anti-war rallies during the Vietnam era.
In the last Call Sheet, I wrote that uniting SAG and AFTRA is the most important step we can take to protect and strengthen the future for actors. Attending the 2011 SAG Awards program, I was pleased to hear enthusiastic support for that idea throughout the evening. Supportive comments were made not only from the stage by award recipients, but there was also a buzz on the floor and even the red carpet.
American Indian Actors is an educational video, commissioned by the SAG President's National Task Force for American Indians and funded by the SAG-Producers Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund. The film challenges stereotypes by presenting a spectrum of Native American performers of diverse ages and backgrounds, who share true stories from thefront lines of the entertainment industry. Their experiences reveal American Indian actors to be vibrant, modern, complex and funny.