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Florida Lt. Governor Addresses SAG Regional Branch Division Leaders

Filed in: Locals

Meeting in Orlando, Florida, for its annual Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Conference, leaders of the Regional Branch Division were welcomed today by Jennifer Pennypacker, Orlando Film Commissioner and President of Film Florida. "It is a true honor for Orlando to be hosting the Regional Branch Division this weekend," she said. "We are grateful for the role Screen Actors Guild plays in establishing and sustaining the local industry."

Temporary New York Division Office Closure Tuesday, May 24 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Filed in: Member Alert

Please note that the New York Division Screen Actors Guild office will be temporarily closed from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24, due to an all-staff meeting.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you.

Celebrities Swing into Action for Charity During 2nd Annual SAG Foundation Golf Classic on June 13

“Actors Fore Actors” Golf Tournament Hosted by Criminal Minds’ Joe Mantegna and Thomas Gibson

Draws Hollywood Stars to El Caballero Country Club for A Round of Golf to Benefit the
SAG Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund

SAG Applauds City, State Action on Unlawful Background Fees

Screen Actors Guild today voiced its support for actions by the office of the Los Angeles City Attorney and the State labor commissioner, which are cracking down on unlawful fees charged by background casting businesses.

In all, cease-and-desist letters were sent to 14 background casting companies on Wednesday, warning that requiring actors to pay a fee for access to work is a violation of California labor law. L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich sent the letters to background casting companies operating in the city, with the goal of achieving industry-wide compliance.

SAG Chicago Branch President Featured in "DIY Film" Magazine

Filed in: Locals

Screen Actors Guild Chicago Branch President Ilyssa Fradin was recently featured in the indie film magazine Chicago DIY Film.

AFTRA National Board Approves New Union Committee and Mission Statement

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (May 14, 2011) – The National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists – a national union of more than 70,000 entertainment and news media professionals – met today by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York.

Joint Statement from AFTRA, DGA, IATSE and SAG - Commending Legislation to Make Illegal Streaming a Felony

Los Angeles (May 12, 2011) – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the following statement:
 

Joint Statement from AFM, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, SAG and Teamsters On PROTECT IP Act

Los Angeles (May 12, 2011) – American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and International Brotherhood of Teamsters today released the following statement: