Los Angeles and New York, (March 13, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today approved 78 percent to 22 percent a joint bargaining agreement with American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) for the negotiation of successor agreements for the contracts covering theatrical motion pictures and primetime dramatic television. The AFTRA National Board of Directors previously approved joint bargaining at its meeting February 27, 2010.
The motion was approved and reads:
In a LifeRaft Live Stream online event presented free by Screen Actors Guild and Screen Actors Guild Foundation this Tuesday, March 16, 6-8 p.m. (PT), hosts Robert and Michelle Colt demonstrate how to get out of your own way of success, sharing their expertise in the process of creativity, its relation to your brain/nervous system and your subconscious processes.
In a coordinated effort between SAG's New Media department, iActor, SAGIndie and the local SAG Dallas/Ft. Worth Branch office, SAG staffers are headed to SXSW.
Held annually in Austin, TX, SXSW is considered one of the world’s premiere film festivals. The festival includes film premieres, informative panels and workshops, a trade show and networking events. SAG staffers will be presenting and hosting a number of panels on topics ranging from casting productions online to the growth of new media in our industry.
The people have spoken — and Betty White will host the May 8 episode of Saturday Night Live.
Following White's SAG Life Achievement honor in January, a Facebook campaign was launched imploring SNL to book the funny lady as host. The campaign grew even stronger following White's Super Bowl Snickers commercial.
Combating the destructive practice of online theft of copyrighted motion pictures and TV shows is a top priority for Screen Actors Guild.
Illegally downloading or streaming stolen content and/or purchasing illegally made or copied CDs and DVDs poses a considerable threat to the livelihoods and futures of the tens of thousands of actors and others employed by the entertainment industry.
Guild members will get to meet the president Sunday, March 21 in Nevada and hear his take on the acting profession.
SAG National President Ken Howard will participate in an hour-long SAG Foundation Conversations discussion, moderated by actor Michael Tylo, at 12:30 p.m. at the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Cohiba Room 10.