Press Releases 2006

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Press Releases
Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:23

Los Angeles (September 21, 2006) –Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today announced election results for the Guild’s national board of directors. Twenty-four of the 69 national board seats were contested in this election, representing Screen Actors Guild’s Hollywood, New York and Regional Branch Divisions.

The newly elected national board members will assume office on September 25 for terms of varying lengths. The next national board meeting is October 21-22 in Los Angeles.

Wed, 09/20/2006 - 08:20

Los Angeles (September 20, 2006) -- Screen Actors Guild today announced the promotions of Laura Beedy Ritchie and William Bensussen to deputy general counsel. Bensussen will focus on the Guild's collective bargaining and contract enforcement initiatives, while Ritchie will focus on issues of legal strategy and policy. Both attorneys previously served as assistant general counsel for the Guild and, along with New York-based Deputy General Counsel Ray Rodriguez, will continue to report directly to General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. The promotions are effective immediately.

Wed, 09/06/2006 - 08:23

Los Angeles (September 6, 2006) --- Screen Actors Guild announced today the promotion of two veteran executives to key senior staff positions. Duncan Crabtree-Ireland has assumed the role of general counsel, while Todd Amorde has been named to the newly created position of national director of organizing. Both promotions are effective immediately.

Tue, 09/05/2006 - 13:50

Los Angeles (September 5, 2006) --- The Joint Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) overwhelmingly approved a two-year extension to the Commercials Contracts with the advertising industry. Beginning today, ballots are being mailed to all SAG and AFTRA eligible voters. Filled-out ballots must be returned via mail and must be received at the assigned post office box in Everett, WA no later than 5 p.m. (PST) Tuesday, September 26, 2006.

Sat, 08/26/2006 - 13:05

Both Union Memberships now set to vote on two-year deal that bumps rates 6%, commissions study on compensation, and extends jurisdiction into new media

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (August 26, 2006) –-- Meeting as a Joint Board, directors of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today overwhelmingly approved a two-year extension to the commercials contracts with the advertising industry by an almost 95-percent margin.

Thu, 08/24/2006 - 12:30

August 24, 2006

Below are his comments:

Thank you all for coming today. I am proud to be here, standing in solidarity for these amazing workers who are not afraid to fight to be represented by a union. In these anti-union times, this group of hard-working janitors decided they have had enough!

Enough of long days without meal breaks…enough exposure to toxic chemicals…enough of being denied overtime…and enough of making poverty-level wages. SEIU is here for them, and so are we.

Thu, 08/24/2006 - 08:35

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tonight - Thursday, August 24

Where: Harmony Gold Theater, 7655 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Parking available underground, behind the building and on the street)

Hear a report about the proposed extension of the Commercials Contracts from your national chairs and chief negotiators. This will be the only informational meeting in L.A. about this extension. All paid-up* members who work under the Commercials Contracts are urged to attend.

Your participation is important. Please bring your SAG card for admittance.

Mon, 08/14/2006 - 13:19

Los Angeles (August 14, 2006)—Screen Actors Guild, Actors’ Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), American Guild of Musical Artists and American Guild of Variety Artists are advised that AFTRA does NOT have a contract with any programs made for the soon-to-be-launched Retirement Living network. The working titles of the shows currently in development are Amazing Seniors, The Doctor’s Hour, The Voice and Living Well.

Sun, 08/06/2006 - 13:30

Attention SAG Members: You must be registered to pay your dues online today.

Not registered? It's easy. Register now to begin enjoying the convenience of paying dues online, tracking your television and theatrical residuals, checking casting updates, viewing member discounts and deals, and keeping your contact information current.

Already registered? Simply log in with your user name and password and click on the Pay Dues Online image on the members home page.

Fri, 08/04/2006 - 08:34

Los Angeles (August 4, 2006)—Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national board elections. Ballots for all eligible SAG members in Hollywood and New York will be mailed on August 22. The ballots will be tabulated on September 21, and the election results are expected to be announced that evening. Approximately 1/3 of the total 69 national board seats are open for election this year.

Mon, 07/24/2006 - 08:23

Los Angeles (July 24, 2006)--On August 3, 2006 at 10 a.m., at the offices of Screen Actors Guild ("SAG"), 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor (Bella Bruck Boardroom), Los Angeles, California, the Guild will sell, at public auction, for cash or otherwise acceptable terms, all right, title and interest of the debtor(s) in and to several motion pictures.

See official notice below.

(California Commercial Code Section 9613)

Fri, 07/21/2006 - 15:50

Los Angeles (July 21, 2006)--Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Alan Rosenberg today stood in solidarity with striking writers from America’s Next Top Model, who are seeking union recognition for their work. Supported by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw), the group made a formal demand for union recognition to the producer of the CW’s television program on July 12. But a deadline to bargain passed July 19. SAG 1st National Vice President Anne-Marie Johnson also represented the Guild.

Fri, 07/14/2006 - 08:20

Submissions to be Accepted Online or by Mail
13th Annual SAG Awards™ Will Be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 28, 2007

Los Angeles (July 14, 2006)– Submissions for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, July 17, and continue until 5 p.m. (PST), Tuesday, November 7, it was announced today by SAG Awards™ Committee Chair Yale Summers.

Wed, 07/05/2006 - 15:32

The online dues payment feature of the Guild Web site will not be available starting at 5 p.m. October 5 and extending into the following week.

Online dues payment will be disabled while new SAG billing statements are being prepared and mailed. Once billing has been completed, the online dues payment feature will again be available. This step will ensure that member payments are recorded accurately.

During this period, payment will be accepted by mail and via drop boxes at certain Guild locations.

Wed, 07/05/2006 - 08:19

Los Angeles (July 5, 2006)—The Screen Actors Guild Foundation and the John L. Dales Scholarship Committee today announced that they were awarding $400,000 through the 2006 John L. Dales Scholarship Awards.

One hundred scholarships in the amount of $4,000.00 each were awarded to SAG members and/or their children beginning or continuing their educational journey.

Mon, 06/12/2006 - 16:19

Los Angeles (June 12, 2006) —The Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committees of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Actors Equity (AEA), today hosted the fourth annual Ivy Bethune Diversity Awards, which honor individuals who exemplify and encourage diversity in the entertainment industry. Actor Edward James Olmos was the tri-union honoree. SAG selected actor Robert David Hall, currently a cast member on CSI. KNBC-4 newscaster Beverly White was selected by AFTRA.

Mon, 06/12/2006 - 08:20

Hairspray and The Producers are Non-Equity Tours

Los Angeles (June 12, 2006)—Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists and Screen Actors Guild members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for the upcoming national tours of Hairspray and The Producers.

AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members may NOT accept employment in these productions without an Equity contract.