Press Releases 2007

Press Releases
Tue, 08/14/2007 - 07:19

The Constitution was amended on July 28, 2007 by the SAG National Board of Directors to: 1) make provisions consistent with the recent dues referendum and 2) update the term “sexual preference” to “sexual orientation, or gender identity”.

The National Board approved amendments to Article IV., Section 7.C. and Article XIV., Section 3.f.

Mon, 08/06/2007 - 23:00
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Thu, 08/02/2007 - 13:48

Los Angeles (August 21, 2007) – Actor Robert Guillaume became the fifth recipient of the Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Award on August 20. The Equal Ethnic Opportunities committees of Screen Actors Guild, the Actors Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists jointly selected the Tony and Emmy award-winning actor for his work both on and off screen.

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Tue, 07/31/2007 - 14:15

Los Angeles (July 31, 2007) – Marcia Smith, executive director of the SAG Foundation, reported that one-hundred scholarships at $4,000.00 each were awarded to members and children of members for the 2007 scholarship competition.

The Dales Scholarship Program was established in 1973 to honor John L. Dales, who served as Screen Actors Guild Executive Secretary for 37 years. Since 1974, 943 scholarships have been granted to members and children of members to assist them in pursuing their educational goals.

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Tue, 07/31/2007 - 13:38

Member Caucuses to be held in Miami, Chicago, New York & Hollywood on August 16

All paid-up* Guild members who have worked in New Media productions for the Internet and Mobile Devices or have seen their work exhibited on these platforms are urged to attend.

It is very important that the Joint New Media Subcommittee begins to understand member needs in this area. Your participation is vital to the future of the TV/Theatrical contract.

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Tue, 07/31/2007 - 13:12

Los Angeles (July 31, 2007) - Marcia Smith, executive director of the SAG Foundation, reported that one-hundred scholarships at $4,000.00 each were awarded to members and children of members for the 2007 scholarship competition.

The Dales Scholarship Program was established in 1973 to honor John L. Dales, who served as Screen Actors Guild Executive Secretary for 37 years. Since 1974, 943 scholarships have been granted to members and children of members to assist them in pursuing their educational goals.

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Wed, 07/25/2007 - 09:23

Los Angeles (July 25, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild today released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national officer and national board elections. National president and secretary-treasurer positions are up for election, both of which carry two-year terms. Approximately 1/3 of the total 69 national board seats are open for election this year.

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Mon, 07/16/2007 - 07:28

Submissions to be Accepted Online or by Mail

14th Annual SAG Awards™ will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008

Los Angeles, California – Submissions for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, July 16, and continue until 5 p.m. (PST), Tuesday, Oct. 30, it was announced today by SAG AwardsTM Committee Chair Yale Summers.

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Mon, 07/09/2007 - 07:19

(July 9, 2007) - Screen Actors Guild is the first labor union to receive an Award of Excellence Star and is only the fifth organization ever to receive a star. The SAG Foundation will be honoring the Screen Actors Guild’s 75th anniversary and the Award of Excellence Star. The SAG Foundation is accepting donations to raise funds for the Foundation, and its programs, as well as the installation and maintenance of the star.

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Thu, 06/07/2007 - 09:23

En Espanol

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD HAS SET UP A HOTLINE FOR REPORTING SPANISH LANGUAGE NON-UNION COMMERCIALS: (888) 297-4SAG (4724)

When should you use the hotline?

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Thu, 06/07/2007 - 07:29

SAG HA ESTABLECIDO UNA LÍNEA TELEFÓNICA GRATUITA PARA DENUNCIAR COMERCIALES NON-UNION PRODUCIDOS EN ESPAÑOL.

1-888-297-4SAG (4724)

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Thu, 06/07/2007 - 07:29

SAG HA ESTABLECIDO UNA LÍNEA TELEFÓNICA GRATUITA PARA DENUNCIAR COMERCIALES NON-UNION PRODUCIDOS EN ESPAÑOL.

1-888-297-4SAG (4724)

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Mon, 06/04/2007 - 14:19

June 4, 2007, LOS ANGELES - The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and Writers Guilds of America, East and West jointly responded today to an Appeals Court decision overturning a new FCC policy on decency standards.

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Thu, 05/31/2007 - 07:19

Study’s Findings to be Considered in 2008 Contract Negotiations

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Sat, 05/19/2007 - 16:38

(National Tour - Industrial)

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Thu, 05/10/2007 - 15:58

The Only Labor Union Ever Honored With a Star

Los Angeles (May 10, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today that it will receive an Award of Excellence star on Hollywood Boulevard from the Hollywood Historic Trust. SAG is the first labor union to receive this honor.

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Thu, 05/10/2007 - 13:11

The Only Labor Union Ever Honored With a Star

Los Angeles (May 10, 2007)-Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today that it will receive an Award of Excellence star on Hollywood Boulevard from the Hollywood Historic Trust. SAG is the first labor union to receive this honor.

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Thu, 05/10/2007 - 07:23

Phil Rosenthal Testifies on behalf of Screen Actors Guild and Writers Guild of America, West at House Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee Hearing on “The Future of Video”

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Mon, 05/07/2007 - 07:29

Los Angeles (May 2, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild today announced the promotion of Mark Friedlander to director of new media, effective May 21, 2007. Friedlander will head the Guild’s newly formed new media department and will report to Pamm Fair, SAG’s deputy national executive director. “Mark’s expertise in new media and interactive contracts, combined with his knowledge of emerging technologies and his legal background, make him the perfect choice for this new position,” Fair said.

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Mon, 04/30/2007 - 14:48

Los Angeles (April 30, 2007)—–The Board of Directors of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation today announced the appointment of Valerie Harper to the Foundation Board. The Board of Directors is the policy-making body that oversees the programs and charitable functions of the Foundation.

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Mon, 04/30/2007 - 08:15

Tampa (April 30, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild (SAG), along with other entertainment industry groups, testified at an FCC Public Hearing regarding media ownership held today at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Tampa, Florida.

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Fri, 04/27/2007 - 07:19

Los Angeles (April 27, 2007)—“Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of industry leader, Jack Valenti. The consummate champion for creative rights, Jack fought on our behalf for decades. Whether the issue was piracy, first amendment rights or FCC fines, Jack Valenti was the voice heard throughout the world, and someone we could always count on to stand with Screen Actors Guild. I am proud to have known him.

Each member of Screen Actors Guild owes a debt of gratitude to Jack Valenti, and we offer our heartfelt sympathy to the Valenti family.”

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Tue, 04/24/2007 - 23:00
David Viviano to Head Screen Actors Guild’s Newly Formed Research and Economics Department Read More
Thu, 04/12/2007 - 02:15

Los Angeles (April 12, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild today announced the appointment of Jeffrey Bennett as deputy general counsel based in SAG’s New York office, effective May 1, 2007. Bennett currently serves as counsel at SAG’s national headquarters in Los Angeles. In his new position, he will report to SAG General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland and will be responsible for managing the operations of the Guild’s New York-based legal staff, as well as oversight of all legal affairs and strategy in the eastern U.S.

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Wed, 04/04/2007 - 10:31

Updated April 2007 SAG Constitution and By-Laws.

The Constitution was amended on April 22, 2007 by the SAG National Board of Directors to: 1) establish a system for the appointment of delegates to serve at the Electoral Convention of the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (“4As”), 2) change the quorum requirement for the conduct of business at National Board meetings and 3) allow each Division the autonomy to appoint its own member representatives to national committees.

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