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

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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

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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.

Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA Members Ratify New Non-Broadcast/Industrial Contracts

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Los Angeles (June 8, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists announced today that members have approved three-year successor agreements to the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Non Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Recorded Material and the SAG Industrial and Educational Contract.

Overall, the memberships of SAG and AFTRA voted 95 percent to 5 percent in favor of the new agreement.

Screen Actors Guild Hosts Gathering of Labor Leaders

Screen Actors Guild’s New York Division hosted a special reception May 25 for labor leaders from the entertainment community. The SAG New York Host Committee Labor Leader Reception brought together more than 100 people, including leaders of organized labor and elected officials from guilds and unions, to discuss labor issues of mutual concern. Excitement about the merger between SAG and AFTRA was a hot topic of conversation. Special guests included SAG President Ken Howard, SAG National Executive Director David White and New York state AFL-CIO President Denis Hughes.

Screen Actors Guild Production Center and Online Signatory Application Debut at Produced By Conference

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Public Beta of the Application Already a Hit with More Than 500 Producers Using the System in the First Month

Los Angeles (June 4, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director David White today publicly previewed SAG’s  new online application for producers as part of the Guild’s appearance at the Producers Guild of America’s Third Annual Produced By Conference at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif.

AFL-CIO Members: Digital Theft Hurts U.S. Workers

Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard, AFTRA National President Roberta Reardon, American Federation of Musicians International President Ray Hair, and IATSE International President Matthew D. Loeb today asked AFL-CIO members to assist in the fight against digital theft — illegal downloads and streaming — that hurts U.S. workers, jobs, incomes and benefits.

Click here to read their message.