Press Releases 2012

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Press Releases 2012
Thu, 11/29/2012 - 15:13

Co-Hosts Make Donation to SAG Foundation for the 17th Consecutive Year
LOS ANGELES (November 29, 2012)PEOPLE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) will co-host the official SAG Awards® Gala, held immediately following the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, on the back lot of the Shrine Exposition Center. Tony Schubert of Los Angeles-based Event Eleven will design and produce the Gala for the fourth consecutive year.

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 11:23

AFTRA Foundation President Shelby Scott and SAG-AFTRA Co-President
and AFTRA Foundation Board Member Roberta Reardon

Announce Creation of AFTRA Foundation Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

New York (November 6, 2012) - The AFTRA Foundation announced the creation of a $50,000 fund to support and aid active SAG-AFTRA members in their recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 16:54

LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA announced that it has negotiated a contract specifically designed for SAG-AFTRA members and franchised talent agents nationwide. These products are being made available in order to assist those seeking additional insurance or for members who do not currently qualify for either the SAG-Producers Health Plan or AFTRA Health Plan.

Sat, 07/21/2012 - 15:20

SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors Meets via Video Conference Board Approves First-Ever Industry-Wide Music Video Agreement and Sets Commercials W&W Schedule

Los Angeles and New York (July 21, 2012) – The National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA met today via videoconference in the first day of a regularly scheduled two-day plenary.

Sun, 07/08/2012 - 10:10

Los Angeles (July 8, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of actor Ernest Borgnine, who died today at the age of 95. Borgnine was honored with the 47th Annual Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award® in 2010 for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Borgnine served on the Screen Actors Guild Board of Directors from April to November 1962 and again from November 1974 to November 1977.

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 09:51

Beijing (June 26, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA and its more than 160,000 members around the world applaud the adoption of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. This treaty will, at long last, extend important economic and moral rights to actors and other audiovisual performers.

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 17:43

New York (June 19, 2012) —Roberta Reardon, co-president of SAG-AFTRA, was honored by the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO in recognition for her work as former AFTRA national president and on the SAG-AFTRA merger campaign with the NYC Central Labor Council’s Distinguished Service Award. Her award reads: “In recognition of decades of service to the Labor Movement and her inspired leadership in merging two powerful unions into a new, unique voice for working people.”

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 20:09

LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2012) — — Erin Griffin, chief information officer for SAG-AFTRA, was named CIO of the Year, Non-profit sector in the inaugural The Los Angeles Business Journal CIO/CTO Awards. The 2012 CIO Awards recognize the impact that Chief Information Officers' (CIOs) have on all aspects of business.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:02

Landmark Deal is the First Industrywide Agreement Covering Music Video Performers

LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA today announced that it had reached tentative agreement with the major record labels — Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, EMI Music and The Walt Disney Co. — on a first-ever industrywide contract to cover dancers and other performers on music videos.

Sun, 05/20/2012 - 17:19

Board Confirms David P. White as National Executive Director and Approves New, Three-Year Contract

Los Angeles (May 20, 2012) – The National Board of Directors of the newly formed SAG-AFTRA met for the first time over May 19 and 20, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.