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A Message From Ivy Bethune: We Must Stand Together

Ivy Bethune is well-known to SAG, AFTRA and AEA members for her nearly 80 years of service to her unions and to the civil rights movement. Today, as we mark the April 4th commemoration of the passing of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and come together for WE ARE ONE,  the woman known affectionately as Miss Ivy shares her thoughts with her fellow union members via this online post:  

Joint Statement from SAG, AFTRA, DGA and IATSE At Congressional Press Conference to Discuss Harm of Internet Theft

Los Angeles (April 4, 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:

Winners Announced in Celebrate the Web’s “Raising the Bar” Web Pilot Festival

Screen Actors Guild New Media covered Silverlake Badminton and Adventurers Club took home the top honor of Judges Choice in Celebrate the Web’s “Raising the Bar” web pilot festival. Winners were announced at a live event at the Acme Comedy Theatre in Hollywood on March 29.

Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA Reach Tentative Agreement with Industry Representatives on New Non-Broadcast/Industrial Contracts

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today announced that the Joint AFTRA and SAG Non-Broadcast/Industrials Negotiating Committee have reached a tentative agreement with industry representatives on terms for three-year successor agreements to the SAG Industrial and Educational Contract and the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Non Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Recorded Material. The contracts were set to expire on April 30, 2011 and will now be effective May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2014.

SAG/AFTRA Dancers Committee Chair Bobbie Bates Honored at the 2011 Dance Track Magazine Artist Awards

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SAG/AFTRA Dancers Committee chair Bobbie Bates was honored with the Dancers in Solidarity Award on March 27 at the 2011 Dance Track Magazine Artist Awards for her efforts to improve working conditions and the professional lives of dancers and choreographers.

Women’s Committee Spotlights Phylicia Rashad

She is known around the world as Clair Huxtable from The Cosby Show, but on Monday night Phylicia Rashad demonstrated that she is much more than a favorite TV mom.

The event, Phylicia Rashad – A Woman of Distinction: Her Story, was organized by the SAG National Women’s Committee and the SAG Foundation and took place at SAG Headquarters in Los Angeles. Carrying herself with a rare grace, humility and a serene charisma, Rashad charmed the capacity audience with tales of a remarkable life and a deep love of acting and the arts.

SAG Members Join Thousands at Saturday's Rally for Workers in Los Angeles

Screen Actors Guild members joined thousands of people in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to show solidarity with fellow unions. Since Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker launched an attack on public sector unions’ right to collective bargaining, labor groups have been staging rallies around the country and gathering support to fight back. (See photo gallery below.)

Join Team SAG at the Upcoming EIF Revlon/Run Walk for Women on May 7

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Screen Actors Guild members Halle Berry and Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother) will co-host the Los Angeles EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women with American Idol finalist and recording artist Kimberley Locke singing the national anthem.