Los Angeles (February 9, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild announced today that actors Dan Fitzgerald of the Florida Branch and Will Lyman of the Boston Branch will be the co-recipients of the 3rd Annual Howard Keel Award for their significant contributions to the Guild. The Howard Keel Award is the highest honor given by the Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division, and will be presented in May at the Regional Branch Division's annual Regional Branch Conference in Orlando, Florida.
Before he became the 40th president of the United States, Ronald Reagan was president of Screen Actors Guild – during two significant periods.
Reagan, who began his career as a star of radio, film and television, first served the Guild as president from March 1947 through November 1952 (after serving previously as 3rd vice president and on the board). During this period, storied for its political and labor strife, his leadership paved the way for SAG’s first contract in television, among other accomplishments.
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The news for Screen Actors Guild Portland Branch actors was good Wednesday as incoming Governor John Kitzhaber announced his 2011-12 budget, with Oregon's film tax credits intact and increased. Under "Revenue Changes" in his report, Kitzhaber recommended "an expansion of the Film Development Tax Credit." He said putting Oregon on the big screen is key to bringing in revenue, and he is boosting the production tax credit by $10 million a year.