Press Releases

Press Releases
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 16:49

LOS ANGELES (April 16, 2015) --- The historic Miracle Mile building at 5757 Wilshire Blvd. was renamed SAG-AFTRA Plaza today, marking the latest major milestone in the history of the recently-merged media and entertainment union.

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Mon, 04/13/2015 - 08:23

NEW YORK (April 13, 2015) --- SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard today praised the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015, introduced by representatives Jerrold Nadler, Marsha Blackburn, John Conyers Jr. and Ted Deutch. The announcement of the bi-partisan legislation was made today at the SAG-AFTRA national office in Manhattan.

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Fri, 04/10/2015 - 19:18

LOS ANGELES (April 10, 2015) --- SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative agreement with industry representatives on terms for a three-year agreement to the new National Code of Fair Practice for Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Recorded Material. 

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Fri, 03/20/2015 - 05:09

AFI and SAG-AFTRA Pledge to Work Toward One Million Hours of Mentorship
in Support of the Next Generation of Storytellers

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Fri, 03/13/2015 - 16:52

Wynonna Judd Music Showcase, Film Panels and More Highlight Conference Week

LOS ANGELES (March 13, 2015) --- SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and the Screen Actors Guild Foundation are returning to Austin with a jam-packed schedule of 2015 South by Southwest (SXSW) events, workshops and receptions for the interactive, film and music conference, including a Friday night showcase with Wynonna Judd.

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Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:17

SAN FRANCISCO (March 11, 2015) --- Today, staff at KGO-AM and KSFO-AM in San Francisco voted unanimously to join tens of thousands of media and entertainment professionals by choosing SAG-AFTRA as their union. The new bargaining unit will cover producers, board operators, web producers and more, for news and talk stations KGO 810 and KSFO 560. The election was conducted at the station on March 11, and the vote was 20 to 0.

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Tue, 03/03/2015 - 14:01

Music Icon Coming to SXSW Music Conference for Interview and Performance, Friday, March 20

LOS ANGELES (March 3, 2015) --- American music icon, five-time Grammy Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Wynonna Judd is teaming up with her union, SAG-AFTRA, and South by Southwest (SXSW) for an  in-depth interview with NPR’s Ann Powers and a very special intimate performance at the 2015 SXSW Music Conference and Festival, both to take place on Friday, March 20.

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Mon, 02/23/2015 - 13:10

LOS ANGELES (February 23, 2015) – SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of Paul Napier, a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild Awards show. Napier died Feb. 21 at the age of 84.

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Thu, 02/12/2015 - 16:36

Los Angeles (Feb. 12, 2015) – SAG-AFTRA mourns the tragic loss of SAG-AFTRA member and 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon. He was 73. 

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Tue, 02/10/2015 - 15:09

 

 Variety Magazine joins forces with ICON MANN as Media Partner; 

SAG-AFTRA and The Black List join for ICON MANN Special Panel Sessions on 2/17

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Fri, 02/06/2015 - 13:59

Los Angeles (Feb. 6, 2015) – On Sunday, Feb. 8, the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local will recognize actor, filmmaker and moderator Timothy Blake with its 2015 Ralph Morgan Award, the local’s highest honor for a member. Ms. Blake will be honored during the annual Los Angeles Local Membership Meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.

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Thu, 02/05/2015 - 15:28

Los Angeles (Feb. 4, 2015) — SAG-AFTRA today issued the following statement regarding the United States Copyright Office’s new report  “Copyrights and the Music Marketplace,” which calls for broad reform of music licensing to provide fair pay for music creators:

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Sun, 01/25/2015 - 20:10

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 25, 2015) — SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2014 at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The 21st Annual SAG Awards® was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m.

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Sun, 01/25/2015 - 18:15

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 25, 2015) — The stunt performers and coordinators from “Unbroken” and “Game of Thrones” are this year’s SAG Awards honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles, it was announced today from the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® red carpet by Screen Actors Guild Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson.

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Sat, 01/10/2015 - 23:19

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (Jan. 10, 2015) — The SAG-AFTRA National Board met in a scheduled one-day video plenary today in Los Angeles and New York.

The national board unanimously approved the commencement of the Wages and Working (W&W) Conditions process for the Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Contracts. SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris was named National Chair. The committee oversees the W&W process and develops with member input a recommended set of proposals. The current contracts will expire April 30, 2015.

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Fri, 01/09/2015 - 19:34

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 9, 2015) — Members of SAG-AFTRA today voted to ratify the 2014 SAG-AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Television Code). The vote was 96.5 percent in favor of the new contract.

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Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:26
LOS ANGELES (Jan.
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Wed, 12/10/2014 - 14:20

Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Sunday, January 25, 2015 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT)

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Mon, 12/08/2014 - 19:35

 

 LOS ANGELES (Dec. 8, 2014) – In a special meeting today, the SAG-AFTRA National Board has approved by 93% the tentative agreement reached with the four major television broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox) and other producers on terms for a successor agreement to the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting (Network Television Code).

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Thu, 11/06/2014 - 16:37

SAN FRANCISCO (Nov. 6, 2014) – SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement:

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Tue, 11/04/2014 - 15:23

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 — SAG-AFTRA and the Networks, along with the signatory Producers of the AFTRA Network Television Code,today commenced negotiations on a successor agreement to the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting. The parties announced a news blackout for the duration of the talks and will have no further comment.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard is chair and National Executive Director David White is chief negotiator for the union.

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Mon, 10/27/2014 - 21:09

SAG-AFTRA celebrates the life of member Marcia Strassman, who died on Friday at the age of 66. Strassman, best known for her role as Julie Kotter on the 1970s ABC comedy Welcome Back Kotter, served on the SAG National Board in 2002 and again from 2010-12. She also served on the AFTRA National Board from 2011-12, and then on the SAG-AFTRA National Board from 2012-13. 

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Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:07

SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of national board member and former interim Screen Actors Guild President Sumi Sevilla Haru, who died today at age 75.

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