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Wed, 02/02/2011 - 19:47

The news for Screen Actors Guild Portland Branch actors was good Wednesday as incoming Governor John Kitzhaber announced his 2011-12 budget, with Oregon's film tax credits intact and increased. Under "Revenue Changes" in his report, Kitzhaber recommended "an expansion of the Film Development Tax Credit." He said putting Oregon on the big screen is key to bringing in revenue, and he is boosting the production tax credit by $10 million a year.

Start: 02/03/2011 - 3:00am
End: 02/03/2011 - 5:00am

This seminar will help you learn how to create your own home voice-over studio and explore its benefits and career–building opportunities.  Learn about new technologies available now, get valuable tips on voice-over performance, and learn how Screen Actors Guild can help your voice-over career.
When: 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Where: Screen Actors Guild
James Cagney Board Room
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 21:36

Pacific Northwest SAG members were delighted to find their executive director Dena Beatty as the cover story in Media Inc., a Northwest media marketing publication. Portland National Board Member Mary McDonald-Lewis says, "With our talent, film incentives, burgeoning film and animation industry, this is exactly where Screen Actors Guild belongs — front and center in the eyes of the media industry."

Fri, 01/28/2011 - 11:57

The following is an excerpt from The Hollywood Reporter. For the complete story, click here.

SAG Executive Director David White Announces Improvements in Service

by Jonathan Handel

The initiative to modernize and improve SAG operations includes an online signatory process and faster residuals processing.

Can a flying squirrel help SAG serve its members?

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 17:21

In addition to the Screen Actor magazine you've traditionally received in your home, SAG now has a new digital issue, a companion to the print version, with exclusive bonus content you can't get in print, such as video and links to other online content. Take a look here! You can even download your own SAG Awards scorecard. (No substitute for actual voting of course, but it will help you keep track of your picks when the big show airs live this Sunday at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on TNT and TBS.

Sun, 01/23/2011 - 19:51

SAG National Board of Directors Convenes by Video Conference In Los Angeles and New York
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, (January 23, 2011) -- The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today met via regularly scheduled one-day videoconference in Los Angeles and New York.

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 17:15

The Social Network has been added to the iTunes screening program as a free HD download for eligible SAG Awards voters, redeemable by visiting a special SAG member-only Sony website. This is in addition to the films already available for download:
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
Rabbit Hole