Press Releases 2014

Press Releases
Wed, 12/10/2014 - 14:20

Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Sunday, January 25, 2015 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT)

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Mon, 12/08/2014 - 19:35


 LOS ANGELES (Dec. 8, 2014) – In a special meeting today, the SAG-AFTRA National Board has approved by 93% the tentative agreement reached with the four major television broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) and other producers on terms for a successor agreement to the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Television Code).

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Thu, 11/06/2014 - 16:37

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 6, 2014) – SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement:

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Tue, 11/04/2014 - 15:23

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 — SAG-AFTRA and the Networks, along with the signatory Producers of the AFTRA Network Television Code,today commenced negotiations on a successor agreement to the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting. The parties announced a news blackout for the duration of the talks and will have no further comment.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard is chair and National Executive Director David White is chief negotiator for the union.


Mon, 10/27/2014 - 21:09

SAG-AFTRA celebrates the life of member Marcia Strassman, who died on Friday at the age of 66. Strassman, best known for her role as Julie Kotter on the 1970s ABC comedy Welcome Back Kotter, served on the SAG National Board in 2002 and again from 2010-12. She also served on the AFTRA National Board from 2011-12, and then on the SAG-AFTRA National Board from 2012-13. 

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Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:07

SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of national board member and former interim Screen Actors Guild President Sumi Sevilla Haru, who died today at age 75.

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Sun, 10/12/2014 - 17:58

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 12, 2014) — The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in a face-to-face plenary in Los Angeles, extended David White’s role as National Executive Director and authorized a new four-year contract in that capacity, expiring Oct. 12, 2018. Details of the agreement are confidential and were not disclosed.

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Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:07

California (September 18, 2014) – The California Film & Television Production Alliance – a coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses, studios, and associations that have worked together for more than a decade to promote, improve, and enhance film and television production in the State of California – today issued the following statement:

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Sat, 09/13/2014 - 18:49

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 13, 2014) --- Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA’s chief operating officer and general counsel, was installed as chair of the Conference of California Bar Associations on Saturday during the organization’s annual gathering, taking place in San Diego.

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Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:37

Los Angeles, CA (September 4, 2014)---SAG-AFTRA released the following statement on behalf of president Ken Howard:

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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 23:33


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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:53

Los Angeles (August 27, 2014) – On behalf of California’s 80,000 SAG-AFTRA members, we applaud Gov. Jerry Brown, Assemblymembers Mike Gatto and Raul Bocanegra, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Senate President pro Tem-elect Kevin de León, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway and Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff for recognizing the impact film and television production has on the state of California, and the importance of AB1839.

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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:00

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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 20:15

LOS ANGELES (August 22, 2014)– In national voting completed today, members of SAG-AFTRA voted overwhelmingly to approve the 2014 TV/Theatrical Contracts. Members approved new, three-year contracts covering theatrical, primetime, and basic cable television production under the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement and the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement by a vote of 92.12 percent to 7.88 percent.

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Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:53

LOS ANGELES (August 22, 2014) -- KPCC news staff represented by SAG-AFTRA have agreed to terms of a first-ever union contract with management at Southern California Public Radio.

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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:06

LOS ANGELES (August 18, 2014) – SAG-AFTRA joins the rest of the journalism community in condemning the arrest and detention of reporters covering the events happening in Ferguson, Missouri. As a union that represents broadcast journalists, including many local St. Louis broadcasters, we strongly support the rights of journalists not to be impeded in their efforts to report the news. Journalists have an obligation to report what is happening in their community, and the world. We ask that law enforcement in Ferguson permit journalists the freedom to do their jobs.

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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 09:20

51st Annual Accolade to be Presented
During the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:03

California (August 14, 2014) – The California Film and Television Production Alliance – a coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses, and associations that have worked together for more than a decade to promote, improve, and enhance film and television production in the State of California – today issued the following statement regarding Assembly Bill 1839, the California Film & Television Job Retention and Promotion Act.

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Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:38

Los Angeles, CA (August 13, 2014)---SAG-AFTRA celebrates the life and legacy of Lauren Bacall, who passed away Tuesday at age 89.

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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:11

Los Angeles, CA (August 11, 2014)---SAG-AFTRA joins the world in mourning the sudden passing of Robin Williams. A two-time Screen Actors Guild Award recipient, Williams was consecutively honored for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for The Birdcage and then for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his inspirational portrayal of Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting.

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Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:12

LOS ANGELES (July 23, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA is mailing voting informational cards to approximately 137,000 members today as part of the ratification process for the recently negotiated TV/Theatrical contracts. The joint referendum requires a vote on the proposed pacts, the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement and the 2014 SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement, covering motion pictures, scripted primetime dramatic television and new media production.

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Sun, 07/20/2014 - 09:30

Los Angeles (July 20, 2014) - SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of James Garner, star of the small and big screens. Garner, a recipient of the SAG Life Achievement Award, died Saturday at the age of 86.

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Sat, 07/12/2014 - 23:27

National Network Code Negotiating Committee Approved

Los Angeles and New York (July 12, 2014) – The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) National Board of Directors met today in a one-day videoconference plenary and overwhelmingly approved the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers at midnight on July 4. With the board’s approval, the deal now goes to the union’s membership for ratification.

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