Press Releases

Press Releases
Tue, 03/03/2015 - 13:01

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 - 12:10

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 - 15:36

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 - 14:09

 

 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 - 12:59

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 - 14:28

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 - 19:10

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 - 17:15

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 - 22:19

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 - 18:34

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 - 15:26
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Wed, 12/10/2014 - 13:20

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 - 18:35

 

 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 - 15:37

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

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Tue, 11/04/2014 - 14:23

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 - 20:09

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 - 17:07

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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Sun, 10/12/2014 - 16:58

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 12, 2014) — The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in a face-to-face plenary in Los Angeles, extended David White’s role as National Executive Director and authorized a new four-year contract in that capacity, expiring Oct. 12, 2018. Details of the agreement are confidential and were not disclosed.

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Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:07

California (September 18, 2014) – The California Film & Television Production Alliance – a coalition of guilds, unions, producers, small businesses, studios, and associations that have worked together for more than a decade to promote, improve, and enhance film and television production in the State of California – today issued the following statement:

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Sat, 09/13/2014 - 17:49

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 13, 2014) --- Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA’s chief operating officer and general counsel, was installed as chair of the Conference of California Bar Associations on Saturday during the organization’s annual gathering, taking place in San Diego.

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Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:37

Los Angeles, CA (September 4, 2014)---SAG-AFTRA released the following statement on behalf of president Ken Howard:

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Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:33

CALIFORNIA FILM & TELEVISION PRODUCTION ALLIANCE PRAISES CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE ON THE PASSING OF AB 1839  

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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:53

Los Angeles (August 27, 2014) – On behalf of California’s 80,000 SAG-AFTRA members, we applaud Gov. Jerry Brown, Assemblymembers Mike Gatto and Raul Bocanegra, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, Senate President pro Tem-elect Kevin de León, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway and Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff for recognizing the impact film and television production has on the state of California, and the importance of AB1839.

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