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.
SAG National Director, New Media Mark Friedlander and Associate National Director, Affirmative Action & Diversity Adam Moore will be guests on the program Tomorrow Will Be Televised Friday, April 30. The program runs live at noon PST/3 p.m. EST on BlogTalk Radio.
Los Angeles (April 28, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild continues to establish and enhance its relationships throughout the global entertainment marketplace with programs that promote cinematic diversity. SAG's support for emerging partnerships between the Indian and American film industries help it ensure that filmmakers see the Guild as a potential partner that represents professional talent.
April 24, 2010 — "Part of this evening is allaying fears and fighting prejudice in the acting community," said Andy Serkis, who appeared King Kong-sized Thursday night on the screen at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Attending via videoconference, the award-winning actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings series and as the title character in Kong, was one of a dozen speakers at the "Acting in the Digital Age" panel, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Los Angeles (April 19, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild is hosting its second indoor carnival and informational fair to celebrate the launch of its new Young Performers website. The last indoor carnival celebrated the launch of the updated SAG Young Performers Handbook in 2007. Hundreds of SAG young performers have been invited to attend the event, which features games, raffles, information booths, an interactive tour of the new website, a Wii Lounge and more.