Tue, 03/02/2010 - 14:59

Orlando (March 2, 2010) – SAG National President and AFL-CIO Executive Council member Ken Howard delivered a statement in support of the AFL-CIO's resolution on piracy today at the AFL-CIO Winter Meeting. Following a passionate speech by IATSE President Matthew Loeb and joined by AFTRA President Roberta Reardon, Howard spoke to the assembled labor leaders about the threat posed by illegal downloads, pirated CDs and DVDs and other modes of entertainment product copyright theft.

 

Here’s what President Howard had to say:

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 14:37

Orlando, Mar. 2, 2010 – The AFL-CIO Executive Council, at its meeting today in Orlando, unanimously adopted a statement on the subject of the theft of intellectual property. Submitted to the Council by the Department of Professional Employees on behalf of the entertainment unions and guilds affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the statement offers a detailed analysis of the harm done to U.S. workers by piracy. The statement said, in part, “Motion pictures, television, sound recordings and other entertainment are a vibrant part of the U.S. economy.

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 10:00

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

The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles and is presented by the Women’s Committees of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) with Producers Guild of America (PGA) as well as Women In Film International Committee (WIF).

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.

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