The Screen Actors Guild National SAGIndie Committee, SAG Foundation, SAG New Media and SAGIndie hosted a panel discussion October 19 focusing on the future of new media production.
New Frontiers in New Media, held at the SAG Foundation’s Actors Center in Los Angeles, aimed to familiarize actors and filmmakers with the opportunities available in this new digital world.
Accomplished composer Alan Silvestri was lauded by his peers at a special evening in his honor on October 27.
Organized by Screen Actors Guild Hollywood Singers Committee, Meet the Composer III took place at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills and highlighted Silvestri’s contributions to film and television, including CHiPs, Starsky and Hutch, the Back to the Future trilogy, Forrest Gump, The Abyss, Predator, Stuart Little, and many others.
Two days of high level discussions and schmoozing with Hollywood's top executives: Film Technology Summit on November 7 and Future of Film Summit on November 8 provide unique access to Hollywood's and digital media's top decision-makers from Warner Bros, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, The Weinstein Company, Digital Domain, Facebook, Google and producers and financiers behind Hollywood's top projects!
SAG Affirmative Action and Diversity Dare to be Diverse screening series is pleased to host two screenings of the American Film Institute’s (AFI) New Auteurs selection, Restless City.
The AFI New Auteurs Program highlights first and second-time feature film directors from around the world. A Q&A with Restless City director, Andrew Dosunmu, will follow each screening.
Los Angeles (October 27, 2011) — An actor’s actual age is irrelevant to casting. What matters is the age range that an actor can portray. For the entire history of professional acting, this has been true but that reality has been upended by the development of IMDb as an industry standard used in casting offices across America.
Los Angeles (October 26, 2011) – American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the following statement:
Los Angeles (Oct 26, 2011) — The affirmative action committees of American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild and Actors’ Equity Association are delighted to announce the 9th Annual Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards, honoring actor/educator Bill Cosby; actor J.R. Martinez; San Diego’s Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company; and disability advocate and dancer Zina Bethune. The event will be held on November 7, 2011 at 8 p.m. at the Nate Holden Theatre Center at 4718 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, 90016.
Los Angeles (October 22, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors met in a regularly scheduled plenary meeting on October 22, in the James Cagney Board Room at the Guild’s Los Angeles headquarters.
The meeting began with a moment of silence in honor of members who have passed away since the last meeting. The board received reports from operational departments, committees and task forces including:
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