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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:

Shattering Asian American Stereotypes

We have all seen the Asian stereotypes in film and television: the nerdy student, the submissive lotus blossom, the sinister Fu-Manchu or Dragon Lady type. On May 10, 2011, in honor of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Screen Actors Guild Affirmative Action & Diversity invited a group of distinguished Asian American entertainment industry professionals to the SAG national headquarters in Los Angeles to discuss how to overcome the stereotypical portrayal of — and lack of portrayals of— Asians in television and film.

Important Information Regarding the SAG/AFTRA Non-Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Contract Referendum

On behalf of the Joint AFTRA/SAG Negotiating Committee and members of the National Board of Screen Actors Guild and the National Administration Committee of AFTRA, we are pleased to enclose for your ratification on the terms for successor agreements to the AFTRA and SAG Non-Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Contracts. These new agreements, if ratified by the joint memberships, will be effective as of May 1, 2011 and continue through April 30, 2014.

SAG New Media and Affirmative Action & Diversity Featured at Asian Pacific Film Fest

SAG New Media co-presented a panel with SAG Affirmative Action & Diversity April 30 as part of the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival’s #C3 Conference at DGA headquarters in Los Angeles.

SAG New Media Hosts SAG Mini-Summit at Digital Hollywood Content Summit Spring

Continuing their involvement with the Digital Hollywood Content Summit, SAG New Media increased their presence this year by hosting the SAG Mini-Summit, May 3, at the Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey.
Since its debut in 1990, Digital Hollywood has become one of the premiere entertainment and technology conferences in the country, attracting executives from around the world.

SAG New Media Celebrates Winners of 15th Annual Webby Awards

Filed in: New Media

The winners of the 15th Annual Webby Awards were announced May 3.

Sandra Oh to headline SAG's "The New Asia America: Transforming Perceptions"

In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage month, Screen Actors Guild National Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee presents the panel discussion “The New Asia America: Transforming Perceptions” Empowering Yourself by Creating Your Own Project.

Ernest Borgnine Reads "The Rainbow Fish" for Storyline Online

Filed in: SAG Foundation

Award-Winning Actor Reads in Support of Children’s Literacy

Los Angeles (May 5, 2011) – SAG Foundation proudly announces the launch of Storyline Online’s newest project, a filmed reading of Marcus Pfister’s classic children’s book The Rainbow Fish, by SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Ernest Borgnine. The video and its accompanying interactive learning exercises may be accessed at