Meeting in Sydney, Australia last week for their annual executive committee meeting, the International Federation of Actors (FIA) Executive Committee created a working group on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. The group has been tasked with working on the creation of a FIA charter on LGBT equality and equal opportunity, as well as with outreach to FIA affiliates around the world regarding LGBT issues.
LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild today announced that Deborah Skelly has joined the Guild as executive director of industry relations and organizing. Skelly comes to SAG most recently from Fusion Film Group LLC, where she served as vice president of business and legal affairs. As a published author, former feature film agent and comedy talent representative, Skelly understands first-hand the creative talent landscape and is an accomplished and aggressive advocate for actors.
Screen Actors Guild annual Hollywood Health Fair is open to all industry union members and their dependents. The event is sponsored by the SAG Hollywood Healthcare Safetynet Committee.
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Where: SAG National Headquarters
James Cagney Board Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free validated parking (enter lot off of Curson Avenue)
Who: The Health Fair is open to all industry union members and their dependents.
As part of its continuing effort to support and educate professional performers, Screen Actors Guild, on Friday, April 15 hosted a State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) Crenshaw Workforce Services symposium offering actors vital information, resources and advice on seeking employment.
SAG New Media hosted the premiere of Duo Luna Productions’ Elfquest: A Fan Imaginging to a full house April 6. The red carpet event was held at SAG National Headquarters’ James Cagney Board Room. Personality Kristyn Burtt hosted the red carpet and post-screening Q&A with ElfQuest producers Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest, Hollywood Wasteland) and Stephanie Thorpe (After Judgement, Night of the Zombie King). Both the red carpet and Q&A were livestreamed to viewers by Stickam, garnering an astounding 27,792 views.
Two Oregonians concerned with digital theft are hoping to get some “leverage” with the senator who has blocked a bill that would authorize the government to shut down websites that traffic stolen digital or physical goods.
Aaron Ward and his wife Rachel Lipsey, who provide craft services for the TNT TV series Leverage, recorded a video appealing directly to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). Wyden last year stopped the controversial Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act from going to vote in the Senate, effectively killing it.