Mon, 03/01/2010 - 09:59

Out of Silence: Readings From the Afghan Women’s Writing Project

Presented by the Women’s Committees of SAG, AFTRA & WGA, West with PGA and Women In Film International Committee in Honor of International Women’s Day

Los Angeles (March 1, 2010) - Hollywood unions, guilds and organizations will unite in support of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2010 with Out of Silence: Readings from The Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

Mon, 03/01/2010 - 09:57

SAG and the SAG Foundation present another great LifeRaft Live Stream event on Tuesday, March 2, 6 -8 p.m. (PT). This panel will examine the art of the independent film deal and will be followed by a live Q&A session. No matter where you live in the country, you'll be able to participate as this event is streamed online, and don't forget, it's FREE.

Tue, 02/23/2010 - 16:46

Woody Schultz has been named national chair of Screen Actors Guild’s new National Performance Capture Committee.

Schultz has extensive experience in performance capture, with the films Avatar, Beowulf and The Polar Express among his credits. He and the rest of the experienced committee, which is still being constituted, will work to raise awareness about this increasingly important acting work.

Tue, 02/23/2010 - 16:02

Historically, the more popular industry terms have been “motion capture” or “mo-cap.” So why does SAG call the work “performance capture”?


These days, technology is able to record every little nuance of an actor’s performance. Regardless, the debate continues over how deserving the work is when it comes to accolades – as evidenced by this recent Los Angeles Times article, “Avatar’s animated acting.”