Good news! Senate Bill 6027 (SB 6027), a bill to increase the funding for the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program in Washington, was introduced Tuesday in the State Senate. The bill doubles the size of the production incentive program over the next two years to $7 million, and increases the fund incrementally each year until it reaches $10 million in 2019. The sunset date for the program will be extended to 2022.Read More
The Women In The Arts And Media Coalition, Inc.’s $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.Read More
SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local Executive Director Brad Anderson, SAG-AFTRA Seattle Board member from Alaska Ron Holmstrom, Alaska Governor Bill Walker, First Lady Donna Walker and SAG-AFTRA National Board member Abby Dylan at the SAG-AFTRA presentation given at the 2014 Anchorage International Film Festival on Dec. 13.Read More
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The SAG Foundation is now accepting submissions from filmmakers residing in all states west of the Mississippi for its April 2015 Los Angeles Short Film Showcase.
Submission deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. If you submitted to the New York SAG Foundation showcase, you are ineligible to submit to the Los Angeles showcase.Read More
As part of our ongoing effort to be as inclusive a union as possible, and to enhance efforts to generate as much work as possible for all members across all work categories, the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local invites you to participate in this confidential survey. We hope the responses to this survey will provide comprehensive information about the diverse nature of the local’s membership and enable us to be more knowledgeable of potential work opportunities for our diverse membership.Read More
Long-time KING-TV news anchor and multi-Emmy Award-winning SAG-AFTRA broadcaster Jean Enersen is stepping down from the head anchor position she has held at the station for 42 years.
The official announcement, posted on the station’s website, lauded Enersen for her 46-year career, making special note of her groundbreaking tenure as the first female local evening news anchor in the country. In addition, she is the longest-serving lead anchor in Seattle television news broadcast history.Read More
The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local continues to improve its ability to serve members with the recent purchase of a ClearSonic IsoPac G Sound Isolation Booth.
The booth is designed by the manufacturer to eliminate up to 70 percent of extraneous noise, creating a quiet, low-reflection chamber ideal for vocal recording. In addition, the booth is completely portable, and can be easily stored in order to allow for maximum flexibility of the Local’s Member Resource Center.
Seattle SAG-AFTRA member and long-time KOMO-TV broadcaster Dan Lewis recently announced he is stepping down from the station’s head anchor position, which he has held for nearly 30 years.Read More