Press Releases 2004

Press Releases
Tue, 12/21/2004 - 12:43

Attempt to Undermine SAG National Board’s Selection of Bob Pisano as Union’s Chief Negotiator is Dismissed by the Court

Los Angeles (December 21, 2004) – In a surprise early ruling, a federal court today tossed out a claim brought by two individuals that attempted to undermine the SAG national board’s choice of chief negotiator. Judge R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court formally dismissed the case in a written summary judgment motion issued this morning.
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Fri, 12/10/2004 - 13:41

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD HOLIDAY HOURS

Please be advised that offices of Screen Actors Guild* nationwide will be closed December 27 through January 2, 2005. Offices will re-open on January 3, 2005.

For those members who need work clearance during this time, please note that Station 12 will be accessible via telephone only on December 28 and 29. Members and producers should call (323)549-6794.
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Fri, 12/10/2004 - 13:40

TIPS AND TOOLS FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Dear Mr. Rebhan:
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Fri, 12/10/2004 - 13:21

A HOLIDAY TREAT FROM THE SAG FOUNDATION

(Los Angeles) December 13, 2004 - Children across the nation can now experience Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba) reading the holiday classic " The Polar Express" on Storyline Online presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
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Thu, 12/09/2004 - 13:03

ROSARIO DAWSON AND DENNIS FRANZ JOIN SAG PRESIDENT MELISSA GILBERT

TO ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NOMINATIONS TO BE TELECAST LIVE ON TNT AND E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION

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Thu, 12/02/2004 - 13:45

GREAT NEW SAG ITEMS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Tue, 11/30/2004 - 13:48

SAG AND AFTRA TO COMMENCE NEGOTIATIONS WITH AMPTP ON DECEMBER

Los Angeles (November 30, 2004) – In a joint statement issued today, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced they will commence negotiations on a new three-year TV/Theatrical contract on Monday, December 6, 2004. The talks will take place at AMPTP headquarters in Encino, California.
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Thu, 11/18/2004 - 13:52

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL APPROVES TAX RELIEF FOR CREATIVE ARTISTS

Los Angeles (November 18, 2004) --- The Los Angeles City Council made history Wednesday. The Council's unanimous vote in favor of reforming the Business Tax Ordinance will provide meaningful tax relief and equity for thousands of men and women working in the entertainment industry as well as for businesses throughout the city. The reform includes a provision exempting creative artists (actors, directors, writers, craftspeople, etc.) who earn less than $300,000 a year from city business taxes.Read More
Wed, 11/17/2004 - 13:54

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD REPORTS SURGE IN NUMBER OF ACTORS PAYING DUES ONLINE

Los Angeles (November 17, 2004) –- A sharp increase in dues paid online during the current billing cycle indicates more members are utilizing the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) website (www.sag.org) than ever before. The first seven days of the present dues period saw a 450 percent jump in the number of members paying dues online compared with the same time frame last year, and over $1 million in dues has been paid in just the past six weeks.
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Tue, 11/16/2004 - 14:25

SAG CHRONICLES REAL-LIFE DRAMA OF ACTORS’ LABOR MOVEMENT IN ONLINE RETROSPECTIVE

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Tue, 11/16/2004 - 13:59
SAG AND AFTRA ANNOUNCE INTERACTIVE MEDIA VOICE ACTORS CAUCUS NOVEMBER 30

Los Angeles –- All paid-up SAG and AFTRA members who work under the Interactive Media Agreement are invited to an Interactive Media Voice Actors Caucus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 30 in the James Cagney board boom. Participation is limited only by fire rules. Come early and bring your membership card.

Attend and share your thoughts on this contract with your fellow actors.

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Tue, 11/16/2004 - 13:57

HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY HOST COMMITTEE PLANS TWO EVENTS

In L.A. and away from family during the holidays? The SAG Hollywood Holiday Host Committee invites you to one of its events: 6-9 p.m. Weds., Dec. 8 or 1-4 p.m. or Weds., Dec. 15. both in the James Cagney room, SAG - 5757 Wilshire Blvd, L.A., CA 90036.

To RSVP (limited space, respond now) or to offer ideas about the Host Committee's other activities send an email to holidayhostcmte@sag.org Volunteers are needed for both events. SAG members may bring one guest only.

Support your union over the holidays!
Mon, 11/08/2004 - 23:50

Attention SAG members:

The John L. Dales Scholarship Fund was created in 1973 in honor of the Guild's longtime executive secretary. The scholarship fund has helped qualified Guild members and their children reach their educational potential by providing more than a million dollars in scholarships for study at accredited institutions of higher learning.

For an application, including qualifications, please visit www.sagfoundation.org/scholarship.

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Mon, 11/08/2004 - 23:48

Ronald Reagan and Howard Keel Los Angeles, CA (November 8, 2004) – Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert issued the following statement on the death of actor Howard Keel, who served as SAG president from 1958-1959:

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Thu, 11/04/2004 - 00:00
Official Notice Time: 7 - 9:30 p.m. Date: Saturday, October 23, 2004 Place: The Handlery Hotel and Resort 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego (619)574-0099 for directions Please join us, your Branch Council, West Region Executive, Kathy Morand and San Diego Executive Director, Hrair Messerlian.Read More
Tue, 11/02/2004 - 23:46

By Privacy and Financial Crimes Expert, Robert J. Rebhan

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Mon, 11/01/2004 - 23:44

We are facing a health care crisis in this state. Prop 72, supported by doctors, nurses and consumer organizations, sets standards in health care, like the minimum wage sets standards in pay.

Vote yes on Prop 72.

For more information, please visit www.yesonprop72.com

Fri, 10/29/2004 - 23:42

On November 9, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., at the offices of the Screen Actors Guild, Inc. (“SAG”), 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor (Bella Bruck Room), Los Angeles, California, SAG will sell, at public auction, for cash or otherwise acceptable terms, all right, title, and interest of the Debtor(s) in and to several motion pictures. See official notice below:

NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF COLLATERAL
(California Commercial Code Section 9613)

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Wed, 10/27/2004 - 23:40

 

We have received a request from AFTRA that Screen Actors Guild members not accept employment on a Spanish-language telenovela entitled La Ley del Silencio which is currently in production in Dallas, Texas.

After initial discussions with AFTRA, Freemantle / Telemundo announced that it intended to produce the show non-union by employing a combination of non-union U.S. performers and performers brought in from outside the U.S.

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Thu, 10/14/2004 - 23:38

The American Jobs Creation Act, ground breaking film tax-incentive legislation passed the House and Senate on October 11. Once signed by the President, the new law will provide a tax break to qualified television and film productions with budgets between $1-15 million (20 million for those made in distressed areas). The law requires that 75% of services be performed in the United States.

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Wed, 10/06/2004 - 23:36

SAG Roles Drop 1.6 percent; Latino and Asian Male Leads Dive Over 30 percent from previous year

LOS ANGELES (October 6, 2004) – While the overall trend of declining U.S. television and theatrical roles appears to be losing steam, new employment statistics released today by Screen Actors Guild (SAG) strongly indicates that actors are bearing the brunt of today’s trend toward more reality programming and runaway production.

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Tue, 10/05/2004 - 23:00

PERFORMERS BEAR BRUNT OF REALITY TV AND RUNAWAY PRODUCTION TRENDS, 2003 CASTING DATA SHOWS

SAG Roles Drop 1.6 percent; Latino and Asian Male Leads Dive Over 30 percent from previous year LOS ANGELES (October 6, 2004) – While the overall trend of declining U.S. television and theatrical roles appears to be losing steam, new employment statistics released today by Screen Actors Guild (SAG) strongly indicates that actors are bearing the brunt of today’s trend toward more reality programming and runaway production.Read More
Mon, 10/04/2004 - 23:32

When you work outside the country, make sure your contract is GR1 compliant. That's the only way that your earnings will count toward qualification for health coverage and earn pension credits toward your vesting and retirement.

Click here for more information (logged in members only): or call the Guild.
TV/Theatricals: (323) 549-6828

Sun, 10/03/2004 - 23:00

YOU ARE INVITED TO A CONVERSATION WITH EMMY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR WRITER, ACTOR and PRODUCER

MICHAEL LEMBECK

Free of Charge, a Community Service of the Screen Actors Guild Thursday, October 14th 7-9 PM Paul Harris Theater in the Alta Ham Hall on the UNLV Campus Maryland Parkway between Tropicana and Flamingo Special Event open to all actors in the Las Vegas Community (union affiliation is not required, nor professional status)Read More
Thu, 09/23/2004 - 23:30

Los Angeles (September 23, 2004) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today announced election results for the Guild's National Board of Directors. Approximately one-third of the 69 national board seats were up for election this year representing SAG's Hollywood, New York and Regional Branch Divisions. The vote tallies for each candidate are available at www.sag.org.

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