Press Releases

Press Releases
Mon, 10/24/2016 - 21:02

SAG-AFTRA Responds to Management Claims

As Picketing Begins, SAG-AFTRA Remains Committed to Negotiations

LOS ANGELES (October 24, 2016) -- Despite what the video game employers restated today, SAG-AFTRA has not received a fair offer that would resolve our negotiations. The union remains committed to reaching an equitable solution while employers are the ones who continue to be intractable in their bargaining.

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 13:25

SAG Awards® Nominees Will Be Announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

23rd Annual SAG Awards Ceremony Will Be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS 
on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

LOS ANGELES (October 21, 2016) – Submissions of performances for nominations consideration for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will close on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. (PST). Absolutely no submissions will be considered after that time.

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 15:41

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 20, 2016)  “This group of video game employers knowingly feeds off other industries that pay these same performers fairly to make a living. This represents a 'freeloader model of compensation' that we believe cannot and should not continue.

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 17:29

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 16, 2016) — The SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors meeting this weekend in a face-to-face plenary in Los Angeles, voted unanimously to set a strike date against video game employers for this Friday, October 21 at 12:01 a.m. 

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 18:45

Los Angeles (September 24, 2016) -- “Gov. Jerry Brown today stood with thousands of film and television professionals and concerned Californians who urged him to sign AB 1687, a California law that will help prevent age discrimination in film and television casting and hiring," said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 16:48

Los Angeles (Sept, 14, 2016) - For the first time, a nationally broadcast award show produced for the Telemundo network will be covered by a SAG-AFTRA agreement. The 2016 Latin American Music Awards will be televised from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif. on October 6, and produced by CMS Productions for Telemundo. 

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 13:44


Toronto (September 8, 2016) – SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA unveiled today a new one-of-a-kind event taking place at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. The unique evening event will recognize the talented actors and filmmakers coming to TIFF 2016. Toronto was selected because its world-renowned festival helps kick off the film industry's annual calendar. 

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:22

CHICAGO (Sept. 1, 2016) — The employees at the Better Government Association in Chicago today voted unanimously to join SAG-AFTRA.  

The successful vote means the staff will join more than 160,000 media professionals in the union, paving the way for BGA employees to negotiate a first contract.

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:29

LOS ANGELES (August 30, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris was honored by the Jewish Labor Committee Western Region with the Elinor Glenn Leadership Award at its annual brunch on Sunday at the CBS Studio Center, Radford Lot in Studio City, Calif. The award was presented by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 15:52

LOS ANGELES (August 26, 2016) -- Comic character actor and writer Marvin Kaplan died Thursday at the age of 89. Kaplan, a former member of the national boards of both Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, served four terms as president of AFTRA’s Los Angeles Local from 1989–95 and 2003–05, and on the SAG board from 1975–84, including a two-year term as 9th vice president.

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:40

LOS ANGELES (August 26, 2016) — In its ongoing effort to organize Spanish-language television, SAG-AFTRA sent another message to Telemundo Thursday night by airing a 30-second commercial highlighting the double standard that exists between English-language and Spanish-language talent at the network’s parent company, NBCUniversal.

While Telemundo and Comcast refused to air the Spanish-language spot during the network’s live broadcast of Premios Tu Mundo, other Spanish-language stations in Miami, New York and Los Angeles ran the ad.

Fri, 08/12/2016 - 12:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Aug. 12, 2016)  Cumulus Media recently issued a public statement attacking SAG-AFTRA’s bargaining position in our ongoing negotiations over fair wages and benefits for our members who are working hard producing the local sports programming at KNBR in San Francisco. SAG-AFTRA’s position has been consistent. Our members who work at KNBR, one of the top five revenue-generators among 453 Cumulus Media-owned U.S.

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 20:25

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 4, 2016) — Veteran performer David Huddleston died Tuesday at age 85. Over the course of three decades, Huddleston served more than 10 years on the national board of Screen Actors Guild. He was elected to multi-year terms in 1976, 1982, 2000 and 2004. He was also elected to serve on the board of the SAG Hollywood Division.

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 13:38

MIAMI (August 3, 2016) - SAG-AFTRA has announced a new phase of its campaign #SAGAFTRAUNIDOS, an initiative that seeks to end the double-standard practices in Spanish-language television. Together, with some of the industry’s leading telenovela performers and community leaders, the union is calling for NBCUniversal to end the disparities that exist in labor conditions between its English-language talent at NBC and its Spanish-language talent at Telemundo.

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 20:17

LOS ANGELES (Aug. 1, 2016) — The on-air talent at Spanish-language stations La Raza (KLAX/97.9) and La Mega (KXOL/96.3) in Los Angeles voted overwhelmingly in favor of having SAG-AFTRA serve as their exclusive collective bargaining representative.

The election was conducted on Monday, Aug. 1 by the National Labor Relations Board.

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 17:13

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SAN FRANCISCO (July 13, 2016) — KNBR employees called on Cumulus Media to pay a living wage at a press conference Wednesday highlighting the Atlanta-based company’s unwillingness to bargain fair wages with the local union SAG-AFTRA. Speaking in front of AT&T Park, KNBR radio personalities, sports fans, union and civic leaders and their supporters said Cumulus’ outrageous business practices are threatening local radio.

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 20:36

Submissions for 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
Nominations Consideration Are Now Open at
SAG Awards® Nominees Will Be Announced on 
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 and the SAG Awards®

Ceremonies Will Be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017