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Top Producers Share Insights at PGA’s Produced By

It’s not often one gets to pick the brains of the industry’s top producers.

The Producers Guild of America’s annual Produced By Conference, which was held June 4-6 this year on the 20th Century Fox lot, brought out some of the biggest names in the industry for the opportunity to do just that.

Screen Legend Hedy Lamarr: The Woman Behind the Cell Phone and Wi-Fi?

Filed in: History

Would we have cell phone or Wi-fi technology without SAG member and screen legend Hedy Lamarr? Possibly not according to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT,  which has launched a series of short films highlighting achievements of the often forgotten and unacknowledged information pioneers.

SAG Congratulates The Levin Agency for 25 Years of Franchised Service

The Levin Agency is proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary as a SAG Franchised Agency.  “After a quarter of a century, I still remain that rare talent agency that has a big heart and cares about the underdog in a very competitive business.  I will continue to work each day with the same passion and integrity that I have had from the very beginning,” said agency owner Sid Levin.  It is a rewarding experience reaching this milestone, and Levin credits his wife, Patricia, who has been his rock solid foundation through it all.

MEMBER ALERT: Fraud Attempt Against AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union

Filed in: Member Alert

AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union has learned that someone fraudulently established an 800 (toll free) telephone number and P.O. Box numbers in Dallas, Texas pretending to be AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union. There has been no report of fraud at this time but the credit union has contacted law enforcement.

Remembering Members We Have Lost

In recent days, Screen Actors Guild has lost several members who each contributed greatly in their own way to the entertainment industry, leaving a long-lasting impression on audiences.

SAG mourns the recent passing of actors Rue McClanahan, Dennis Hopper, Gary Coleman, Lynn Redgrave and Dixie Carter. We send our heartfelt condolences to their families.

EXCLUSIVE: PGA President Marshall Herskovitz on Actors, Internet Productions and this Weekend's Produced By Conference

June 2, 2010 — Marshall Herskovitz is an award-winning writer, producer, and director. He helped create such series as thirtysomething, My So-Called Life and Once and Again.

Among the films he has produced are Legends of the Fall, Traffic, The Last Samurai, Blood Diamond and the upcoming 2010 release Love and Other Drugs. He also directed Jack the Bear and Dangerous Beauty.

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Gale Anne Hurd on Casting, Hyphenates and this Weekend's Produced By Conference

Gale Anne Hurd is one of the most respected producers in the entertainment industry and has produced more than two dozen feature films which have earned multiple Oscar nominations and numerous awards.

Gale Anne Hurd