Press Releases 2011

Press Releases 2011
Thu, 12/15/2011 - 09:31

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 15, 2011) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcasters, actors, singers, dancers and other performers who work across the spectrum of media industries including television, radio, cable, sound recordings and digital media – announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the recording industry on a new, successor agreement to AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Sound Recordings. The current Sound Recordings Code is scheduled to expire on Dec.

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Wed, 12/14/2011 - 07:37

Actor® Awards Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012
on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)

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Tue, 12/13/2011 - 12:38

SAG Awards® to be Simulcast Sunday, Jan. 29 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT)

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Fri, 12/09/2011 - 09:37

LOS ANGELES (December 09, 2011) – Presented by Luxury Living, FENDI CASA, the home design collection for the international luxury brand FENDI, will dress the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Green Room sponsored by Graff Diamonds for the second consecutive year, SAG Awards Committee Chair and SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams announced today. The backstage area will be transformed into an elegant and luxurious retreat in which presenters can relax and prepare for their moments onstage.

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Thu, 12/08/2011 - 13:41

Tickets to the SAG Awards®, Red Carpet Fan Bleacher Seats, Autographed Celebrity Collectibles, Sporting Event Tickets and Astounding Experiences will be Auctioned to the Public at www.sagawards.org/auction to Benefit the SAG Foundation

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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 09:30

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 7, 2011) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 performers, recording artists and broadcast professionals – will be hosting an important panel discussion about digital theft, which costs the entertainment industry an estimated 300,000 jobs and $16 billion dollars annually.

The panel, “Protect Your Money, Ensure Your Future – AFTRA Addresses Digital Theft,” will be held Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the AFTRA Frank Maxwell Boardroom at 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles.

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Wed, 12/07/2011 - 09:14

Actor® Nominations Announcement to be Telecast Live on TNT and Webcast
on tnt.tv and tbs.com Wednesday, December 14 at 9 a.m. (ET)/ 6 a.m. (PT)

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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 10:54

SAG Awards® will be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT)

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Wed, 11/30/2011 - 14:15

ANALYSIS OF NEW BLS DATA SHOWS CREDITS BOOST JOBS AND INVESTMENT
Production Applications up 66% in 2011; Industry Responsible for 141,000 Jobs

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Wed, 11/23/2011 - 09:10

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 23, 2011) --- The following is a statement from AFTRA, the union that represents actors on "One Life to Live" and "All My Children":

"AFTRA was deeply disappointed to read that the executives at Prospect Park have decided to suspend their efforts to produce the long-running and popular daytime serials, One Life to Live and All My Children, via online distribution.

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Tue, 11/15/2011 - 14:38

LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2011) - Regina King, star of TNT’s critically acclaimed drama series “Southland,” will serve as social media ambassador for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® airing live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 29. Through posts on Twitter and Facebook, King will serve as the online face for the awards, giving viewers unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments during the weeks building up to the show, as well as from the red carpet.

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Tue, 11/15/2011 - 14:38

LOS ANGELES (November 15, 2011) - Regina King, star of TNT’s critically acclaimed drama series “Southland,” will serve as social media ambassador for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® airing live on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 29. Through posts on Twitter and Facebook, King will serve as the online face for the awards, giving viewers unprecedented access to behind-the-scenes moments during the weeks building up to the show, as well as from the red carpet.

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Mon, 11/14/2011 - 16:30

Los Angeles (Nov. 14, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild today joined hundreds of concerned businesses, brand owners, associations and not-for-profit organizations in expressing deep concern over the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) proposed expansion of its generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) program.

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Mon, 11/14/2011 - 09:09

AFTRA Joins ANA, IAB, DMA, AAF, 4A’s, WFA in Opposing Program and Refuting Purported Benefits

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Thu, 11/10/2011 - 09:38

Los Angeles (November 10, 2011) – Leading First Amendment expert Floyd Abrams sent a letter this week to House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers reaffirming that the Stop Online Piracy Act currently under consideration in the House of Representatives in no way imperils the First Amendment.

In the letter, Abrams writes:

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Tue, 11/08/2011 - 09:37

LOS ANGELES (November 8, 2011)  — Screen Actors Guild has been recognized by Office Depot for its efforts to be environmentally sensitive. The Guild was one of 25 nominees chosen by Office Depot for the Leadership in Greener Purchasing Award from among the thousands of customers it considered. Nominees were chosen based on a history of purchasing “greener” office supplies. An awards ceremony will be held on November 15 in Oakland, Calif.

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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 19:07

Los Angeles (November 1, 2011) —  Screen Actors Guild mourns the passing of Gil Cates. Cates, a former Directors Guild of America president and past dean of the School of Theater, Film and Television at the University of California Los Angeles, died Monday. He was 77.

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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 09:04

2011 Business of Acting Conference, November 4 -5 at the Nativo Lodge, Albuquerque

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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 09:12

Dancers lend support to striking W Hollywood Hotel workers, both groups struggling for a first contract

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 28, 2011) – Elected member leaders and music video dancers from the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcasters and actors – today lent their support to workers at the popular W Hotel in Hollywood who walked off the job in a one-day strike to protest not being able to take breaks.

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Thu, 10/27/2011 - 14:27

Los Angeles (October 27, 2011) — An actor’s actual age is irrelevant to casting. What matters is the age range that an actor can portray. For the entire history of professional acting, this has been true but that reality has been upended by the development of IMDb as an industry standard used in casting offices across America.

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Wed, 10/26/2011 - 12:54

Los Angeles (October 26, 2011) – American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the following statement:

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Tue, 10/25/2011 - 08:44

SAG SINGERS TO HONOR ALAN SILVESTRI
Meet the Composer III Unites Singers and the Composing Community
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Sat, 10/22/2011 - 20:41

Los Angeles (October 22, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors met in a regularly scheduled plenary meeting on October 22, in the James Cagney Board Room at the Guild’s Los Angeles headquarters.

The meeting began with a moment of silence in honor of members who have passed away since the last meeting. The board received reports from operational departments, committees and task forces including:

Merger Task Force

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Wed, 10/19/2011 - 17:34

Los Angeles (October 19, 2011) -- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild convened for the third formal face‐to‐face discussions of the Group for One Union.  Known as the G1, the group consists of members from the Screen Actors Guild Merger Task Force and the AFTRA New Union Committee.

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