Press Releases 2016

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Press Releases
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 11:06

WASHINGTON (April 22, 2016) – A diverse group of creative industry companies, advocacy groups, labor unions, associations, programmers, and individual creators are raising concerns about the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to regulate the set top box market – and its potential impact on copyright and content creators’ ability to be compensated for their work.

Sun, 04/10/2016 - 21:17

LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2016) --- The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in Los Angeles at SAG-AFTRA Plaza, unanimously approved the recently negotiated commercials contracts and took action on several items including the previously reported historic election of Gabrielle Carteris as president, to fulfill the term of the late Ken Howard, and Rebecca Damon as executive vice president.

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 11:45

NEW YORK, (APRIL 3, 2016) — Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the ANA-4A’s Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) have reached a tentative agreement on terms for successor television and radio commercials contracts, subject to approval by the SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors later this month.

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 14:18

Los Angeles (March 29, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of former Screen Actors Guild President Anna Patty Duke Pearce, better known as Patty Duke. Duke was elected president in 1985, becoming the second female president of the union. Duke was an Oscar and Emmy-winning actor, labor activist, and pioneering advocate for mental health issues. She was 69.

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 10:40
In case of any follow-up stories, please see the hyperlinked photo of SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard with his beloved dog, Harley in 2014.

Ken Howard was a life-long philanthropist and animal rights activist. In lieu of flowers, remembrance contributions may be made to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and the Onyx and Breezy Foundation for the Welfare of Animals.

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 13:54

(LOS ANGELES) MAR. 23 -- Kenneth Joseph “Ken” Howard, Jr., a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor and president of the performers union SAG-AFTRA died today at his home near Los Angeles. He was 71.

Over a long career rich with great performances, the Yale-trained Howard parlayed his classic blond, blue-eyed handsomeness into a string of enduring characters on stage and screen, later becoming the first president of the 160,000-member performers union SAG-AFTRA.

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 09:21

Iggy Pop Music Showcase, SAGindie Reception and More Highlight Conference Week

LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2016) --- SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation are returning to Austin with an exciting schedule of 2016 South by Southwest (SXSW) events for the interactive, film and music conference.

Highlights include a conversation with Gaby Hoffmann a filmmaker party and the much-anticipated Iggy Pop Showcase.

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 08:01

Los Angeles (Feb. 22, 2016) --- SAG-AFTRA has named performers Morgan Fairchild and Anne-Marie Johnson as the recipients of the 2016 Ralph Morgan Award, the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local’s highest honor. The award will be presented on Sunday, March 6, at the annual Los Angeles Local membership meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

Wed, 02/17/2016 - 12:20

NEW YORK (February 17, 2016) – Representatives of the Joint Policy Committee and SAG-AFTRA today commenced negotiations on successor agreements to the commercials contracts.

Both groups look forward to productive bargaining under a jointly agreed upon media blackout already in effect.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 20:20

Los Angeles (Feb. 10, 2016) — Today, President Obama sent the WIPO Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances to the U.S. Senate for approval. The treaty is the result of a long-running multinational effort to grant full, worldwide recognition of audiovisual performers' rights.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 09:28

Los Angeles (Feb. 10, 2016) — The SAG-AFTRA President’s Task Force on Education, Outreach and Engagement and SAG-AFTRA Diversity Advisory Committee in a joint meeting on Feb. 3 unanimously approved the following statement: