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UPDATE: Production “My Big Fat Gay Wedding” is Now Covered by Equity

Producer: Anndee Productions, Sonia Blangiardo, Teresa Anne Cicala, Dina Manzo, Dolores Naso, Donna Dicrescento, Frank Levinson

AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members are advised that Actors' Equity Association DOES have a contract for this production.

AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members may accept employment in this production.

If you need further information about employment on this show, please contact Business Representative Maria Cameron at (212) 869-8530, ext. 350.

Tuesday's FREE Online LifeRaft Live Stream Event: SAG Contracts Corner -- Television 101

(March 19, 2010) — In an online LifeRaft Live Stream event presented by Screen Actors Guild and Screen Actors Guild Foundation, you can empower yourself with valuable knowledge about the SAG Television Contract.

SAG Contracts Corner—Television 101, consisting of a 1-hour pre-recorded segment followed by a live Q&A session with the Screen Actors Guild Television Contract Department, will explore such topics as:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: I AM PWD Campaign Pushes for More Roles for Performers with Disabilities

Pittsburgh (March 17, 2010) — Efforts to cast performers with disabilities in film, television and stage roles was the focus of an article in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The piece by Tina Calabro featured the work of the tri-union I AM PWD campaign — the Inclusion in the Arts and Media for People with Disabilities campaign of SAG, AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

SAG MEMBER DISCOUNT: $10 off to “Top Tech Trends for Film, TV & Internet and Box Office Outlook,” March 25

Los Angeles (March 16, 2010) — David Viviano, Screen Actors Guild’s National Director, Research & Economics, will be a featured guest presenter and panelist at the upcoming iHollywood Forum on Thursday, March 25 in Santa Monica, California.

SAG National Board of Directors Approves Joint Bargaining Agreement with AFTRA

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:

Join us Tuesday for the FREE LifeRaft Live Stream Event: Overcoming Career Sabotage

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.

Screen Actors Guild Heads to Austin for SXSW 2010

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. 

SAG Life Achievement Recipient Betty White to Host SNL

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.