LOS ANGELES (December 29, 2016) – The SAG Awards® Red Carpet Bleacher Seat Auction, the second in a trio of online auctions benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, begins today at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT) at sagawards.org/auction. Film and television fans have the chance to bid on over 100 bleacher seats, from which they can watch their favorite stars walk the SAG Awards® Red Carpet and have the opportunity to take pictures and request autographs. Special VIP positioning includes front row seats across from the platforms for E’s Live from the Red Carpet, and SAG-AFTRA's official interviews, as well as across from the international fashion photographers and cameras. The auction closes Sunday, January 8 at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT).
Proceeds from the SAG Awards Red Carpet Bleacher Seats Auction support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s signature children's literacy programs: Storyline Online (storylineonline.net) and BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) where professional actors read to more than 8 million children in classrooms and online every month. The auction also supports the Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund, Emergency Assistance and Scholarship Program for SAG-AFTRA members and their families.
The final auction in the annual series of online fundraisers is the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction, scheduled to begin on Friday, January 27 and run through February 6. Featured items donated by this year’s nominees and presenters will include autographed scripts, posters, wardrobe and props. Opportunities to visit sets will also be offered, as well as experiential packages from studios, sponsors and entertainment media outlets.