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:
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.
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.
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.
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 www.storylineonline.net.