Tue, 08/10/2010 - 14:20

LOS ANGELES (August 10, 2010) – The Equal Employment Opportunities Committees of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) announced today the 8th Annual Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards, recognizing performers and arts organizations who, through their work and activism, have fostered diversity within the entertainment and news media industries and their communities.

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 14:45
Los Angeles (August 6, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Houston Branch elections. The candidates elected from the Houston Branch are:

Robert Nelson, National Board Member, one-year term
Robert Nelson, President, three-year term
Tommy Townsend, Vice President, three-year term

Thu, 08/05/2010 - 12:44

 Washington, D.C. (August 5, 2010) — President Barack Obama spoke to members of the Executive Council of the AFL-CIO on Wednesday, pledging he will continue to push for legislation, such as the Employee Free Choice Act,  making it easier for employees to unionize.

He also touted some steps his administration has taken to protect American workers, which include a federal crackdown against intellectual property theft, which directly affects performers and the entertainment industry.

Wed, 08/04/2010 - 16:50

Los Angeles (August 4, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild today released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national board elections. Ballots for all eligible members in Hollywood and New York will be mailed on August 24 with a return deadline and tabulation on September 23. Election results are expected to be announced that evening. Approximately 1/3 of the total 69 national board seats are open for election this year.

Mon, 08/02/2010 - 12:05

Los Angeles (August 2, 2010) — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday that the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program that was a part of last year’s budget agreement has achieved its desired goal of keeping scores of film and television productions in state. In its first year, the California Film Commission allocated $200 million in tax credits to 77 projects. This year, another 30 projects are set to receive an additional $100 million in tax credit allocations, which exhausts the fiscal year funding.