Press Releases 2008

Press Releases
Fri, 04/25/2008 - 12:18

JOINT AMPTP-SAG STATEMENT 4.25.08

Los Angeles, April 25, 2008 - The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild met for the 10th day and have adjourned. In light of the one week extension agreed to April 23, the parties will not meet on Saturday. Negotiations will resume Monday, April 28 at 12:00 noon.

We have no further comment.

Contact:

Jesse Hiestand, AMPTP
(818) 935-5941

Pamela Greenwalt, SAG
(323) 440-2892

 

Thu, 04/24/2008 - 11:43
Los Angeles, Apr. 24, 2008 - Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have adjourned their talks for the day and will reconvene Friday at 12:00 noon. We have no further comment. Contact: Jesse Hiestand, AMPTP (818) 935-5941 Pamela Greenwalt, SAG (323) 440-2892
Wed, 04/23/2008 - 15:12

LOS ANGELES (February 20, 2004) – A joint national board of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) today strongly endorsed an agreement reached earlier this week with producers for a one-year extension of the current TV/Theatrical contract set to expire on June 30. By a vote of 79 percent to 21 percent, the joint board approved sending the extension agreement to the full memberships of both unions for ratification, expected during the next 30 days.

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Wed, 04/23/2008 - 07:20

Los Angeles, Apr. 23, 2008 - Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to extend our bargaining session by one week. The parties will continue negotiations through May 2, 2008.

We have no further comment.

Contact:
Pamela Greenwalt, SAG
(323) 440-2892

Jesse Hiestand, AMPTP
(818) 935-5941
Tue, 04/22/2008 - 08:23

Los Angeles, Apr. 22, 2008

Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers met today and will reconvene Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

We have no further comment.

Mon, 04/21/2008 - 10:31

Los Angeles, Apr. 21, 2008

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild met in previously scheduled caucuses today and have adjourned these sessions. The parties will resume negotiations on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

We have no further comment.

Fri, 04/18/2008 - 07:21

Los Angeles, Apr. 18, 2008

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild have adjourned their Friday session and will meet again on Saturday.

We have no further comment.

Thu, 04/17/2008 - 10:32

SAG and AMPTP Meet for Third Day

Los Angeles, Apr. 17, 2008 -- Screen Actors Guild and The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers met in a third straight day of talks on Thursday. The parties have adjourned for the day and will reconvene in separate caucuses Friday morning and will resume negotiations at 1 p.m.

We have no further comment.

Wed, 04/16/2008 - 08:12

AMPTP and SAG Meet for Second Day

Los Angeles, Apr. 16, 2008 -- The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild met for a second day of talks today and will resume tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

We will have no further comment.

Tue, 04/15/2008 - 05:20
AMPTP and SAG Meet in First Day of Formal Bargaining

Los Angeles, CA, Apr. 15, 2008 -- Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers held a full day of meetings today and exchanged proposals. We will meet again tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

We have no further comment at this time.
Sat, 04/12/2008 - 11:43
Dear Screen Actors Guild Member,

On Tuesday, April 15 we begin negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (“AMPTP”) for our Television and Theatrical contracts. These agreements represent over 1 billion dollars in annual earnings and cover all SAG television and theatrical motion pictures.
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Sun, 04/06/2008 - 14:47

Los Angeles (April 6, 2008) -- Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg released the following statement today:

"Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of former SAG president Charlton Heston, who died Saturday. He was an actor of astonishing talent, a capable and visionary union leader and, above all, a man of dignity and grace.

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Fri, 04/04/2008 - 10:49

Ruby Dee, Zac Efron, Emile Hirsch, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, SAG President Alan Rosenberg, Denzel Washington, Vanessa Williams and Chandra Wilson are Scheduled to Present at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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Fri, 04/04/2008 - 10:47

Los Angeles (January 21, 2008) — Doug Allen, Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator, today released the following statement:

“It is up to the board and membership of the Directors Guild of America to determine if their tentative agreement with the AMPTP is acceptable. That decision will not determine what will be satisfactory for the leadership and membership of the Screen Actors Guild. Each guild must act in the best interests of its own membership.

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Fri, 04/04/2008 - 10:33

Dear Screen Actors Guild Member,

This communication is to remind you of your obligations regarding studio screeners sent in support of films and television programs nominated for SAG Awards.

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Tue, 04/01/2008 - 11:20
SAG and AMPTP to Begin Formal Bargaining April 15, 2008

Los Angeles (April 1, 2008) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) have agreed to begin formal negotiations Tuesday, April 15, 2008 , at 10:00 a.m. at AMPTP headquarters in Encino, CA.
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Sun, 03/30/2008 - 07:23

Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors Unanimously Passes
Resolution Approving Bargaining Proposal Package

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Thu, 03/27/2008 - 07:20

SAG and AFTRA Representatives To Present Contract Proposal Package to Unions’ Joint Board on Saturday, March 29

Los Angeles (March 27, 2008) -- The Joint Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) National Wages and Working Conditions Committee met in a face-to-face plenary March 25 and 26th and unanimously approved proposals for consideration by the joint AFTRA-SAG board of directors at its meeting this Saturday in Los Angeles.

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Fri, 03/07/2008 - 11:03

15th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® KEY DEADLINES AND EVENTS ANNOUNCEDRead More
Tue, 03/04/2008 - 07:03

iActor Puts Station 12 Cast Clearance & Exclusive SAG Talent Pool Right at the Industry’s Fingertips

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Mon, 03/03/2008 - 21:12

Los Angeles (March 4, 2008)—Screen Actors Guild today announced the immediate availability of Guaranteed Completion Contracts (GCC) for qualifying independent producers of theatrical motion pictures.

The contracts allow qualifying producers to continue production without regard to any uncertainty regarding upcoming negotiations between Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

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Fri, 02/29/2008 - 11:21

SAG and AFTRA Hollywood Joint Wages and Working Conditions Committee Adopts Resolution


Los Angeles (February 29, 2008) –The Hollywood Joint Wages and Working Conditions Committee of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today unanimously adopted the following resolution:

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Tue, 02/26/2008 - 07:30

Los Angeles (February 26, 2008)--Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg released the following statement today:

"Screen Actors Guild congratulates the WGA on the overwhelming membership ratification of their new contract. We applaud the WGA's solidarity and the dedication of their membership in the struggle to achieve an agreement that serves the interests of professional writers."

Thu, 02/14/2008 - 07:01

Dear Screen Actors Guild members,

Writers Guild of America, West President Patric Verrone asked that I forward you the following letter.

In solidarity,
Alan Rosenberg

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