Mother's Day weekend also ushers in the much-anticipated hosting gig of Saturday Night Live by SAG Life Achievement honoree Betty White.
The Associated Press published a new article on White that begins with a sentiment that couldn't be more true:
If you're in the Los Angeles area, please join us at SAG headquarters (5757 Wilshire) on Friday for the big thesagshop One Day Only Sale, 11-3 p.m. Up to 50% off on all kinds of SAG-branded, union-made, made-in-the-USA products! Cash and checks only, please.
NBC Los Angeles called this sale one of "the best places to shop."
As part of its ongoing effort to discover and develop culturally and ethnically diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the Disney ABC Television Group's Casting Project will hold auditions for consideration for the ABC Talent Showcase-this opportunity also affords the majority of participants the chance to audition for a variety of ABC (and other networks') pilots and ongoing programming. ABC has a long-standing commitment to promoting diversity in the entertainment industry through a variety of projects administered by its Talent Development & Casting departments.
The inaugural SAG Agent of the Month has been announced and it is Chaim Magnum of The Lemon Lime Agency, submitted by SAG member Adam Jeffries. Are you represented by a terrific, franchised agent that should be the next SAG Agent of the Month? Click here to find out how you can submit your agent. We look forward to hearing from you!
SAG Agent of the Month Chaim Magnum, The Lemon Lime Agency
Don’t Miss Screen Actors Guild Annual Health Fair Sponsored by SAG Hollywood Healthcare Safetynet Committee
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Where: SAG National Headquarters
James Cagney Board Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free validated parking (enter lot off of Curson Avenue)
The ending of institutional competition took a couple positive steps forward since I wrote last fall that I did not see any light at the end of the merger tunnel. The decision by both the SAG National Board and the AFTRA National Board to jointly bargain the TV/Theatrical/Exhibit A contracts under the aegis of the AFL-CIO brokered Non-Disparagement Agreement signals a further rapprochement and steadily improving relations between the two unions.