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.

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 08:34

President Ken Howard will share details about his long career and his vision for the future of Screen Actors Guild at Chicago's KMRC on Thursday, a free event for members of SAG, AFTRA and Actors' Equity.

7 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010
Kaufherr Members Resource Center
One East Erie, Suite 660
Chicago, IL 60611
A working member of Screen Actors Guild for more than 40 years, Ken Howard was elected the 25th president of the Guild on September 24, 2009.

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 00:00

(July 27, 2010) — At a White House event celebrating the historic ADA 20th anniversary, President Obama announced an update to the “milestone in the journey to equality.” The president signed an executive order establishing the federal government as a “model employer” of people with disabilities.