Press Releases 2011

Press Releases 2011
Mon, 10/17/2011 - 13:18

LOS ANGELES (October 17, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild Awards® has been honored for the third consecutive year with the Environmental Media Association (EMA)’s Green Seal, recognizing a production’s outstanding efforts to implement sustainable initiatives and promote environmental awareness. The EMA Green Seal was presented for the green practices of the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® at the 21st Annual EMA Awards on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Warner Brothers Studios.

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Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:34

Major TV Networks Commit to Broadcasting PSAs to Support Joining Forces

Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2011) -  In response to First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces program, a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families, the entertainment industry’s Inter-Guild Joining Forces Task Force today released new public service announcements (PSAs) featuring Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey.

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Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:13

LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK (Oct. 1, 2011) — The National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcasters and actors – met today by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York, and unanimously voted to authorize the AFTRA Sound Recordings Negotiating Committee to take all actions necessary, up to and including proceeding to a strike authorization vote if needed, to secure an agreement with the major record labels.

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Wed, 09/28/2011 - 03:08

1% Representation on Network TV Creates Few Employment Opportunities for Performers With Disabilities; Improvement Seen on Cable Networks

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Thu, 09/22/2011 - 14:10

Screen Actors Guild Announces Results of National Board Elections

Howard and Aquino Re-Elected President, Secretary-Treasurer

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Wed, 09/21/2011 - 14:58

Bethesda, MD (September 21, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Washington-Baltimore Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Washington-Baltimore Branch include:

Stephen F. Schmidt / National Director / three-year term
Kirk Penberthy / President / three-year term
Susan Jeanne Snyder / Vice President / three-year term
Terri Price / Secretary-Treasurer / three-year term
Jim E. Brady / Council Member at Large / three-year term

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Wed, 09/21/2011 - 14:51

Philadelphia (September 21, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Philadelphia Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Philadelphia Branch include:

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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 14:47

San Francisco (September 20, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the San Francisco Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the San Francisco Branch include:

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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:05

Honolulu (September 20, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Hawaii Branch elections.
 
Candidate elected from the Hawaii Branch:

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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 17:37

Los Angeles (September 16, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Utah elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Utah Branch include:

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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 12:55

Boston (September 16, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced the election results for the Boston Branch.

Candidates elected from the Boston Branch include:

Bill Mootos / National Board Member / three-year term
Doug Bowen Flynn / President / three-year term
Michele Proude / 1st Vice President / three-year term
Mick Hoegen / 2nd Vice President / three-year term
Ellen Colton / Secretary / three-year term

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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 09:37

Las Vegas (September 16, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Nevada Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Nevada Branch include:

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Thu, 09/15/2011 - 15:09

Chicago (September 15, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Chicago Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Chicago Branch include:

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Thu, 09/15/2011 - 14:18

Orgs. notify 6,126 AFTRA members about money waiting for them at SoundExchange

LOS ANGELES (September 15, 2011) --- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO, a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcast professionals and other performers, and SoundExchange, the nonprofit tasked by Congress with distributing royalties for the streaming of sound recordings, have teamed up to identify and register 6,126 AFTRA members who haven’t claimed their SoundExchange royalties.

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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 13:05

Los Angeles (September 8, 2011) - The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is pleased to announce its Inaugural Texas Hold’em Poker Classic, a charity tournament fashioned after the World Series of Poker, to benefit the Don Lafontaine Voice-Over Lab (DLF VO Lab). To be held the evening of Saturday, September 24, 2011, in Bel Air, CA, this event will not only raise money, but will contribute to the continued growth of the voice-over community.

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Thu, 09/08/2011 - 05:23

48th Annual Accolade to be Presented During the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
 Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 29, 2012

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Wed, 09/07/2011 - 10:29

The #Unionmember Advantage in 140 Characters or Less:
Anika Noni Rose, RJ Mitte, Rosanne Cash, Pam Grier, Candace Cameron Bure, Christopher Gorham
and Other Celebs Speak Out for Workers during Labor Day Tweet-a-Thon

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Wed, 08/31/2011 - 13:15

August 31, 2011

The #Unionmember Advantage in 140 Characters or Less
José Bautista, Candace Cameron Bure, Rosanne Cash, Domonique Foxworth,
and Other Celebs Speak Out for Unions during Labor Day Tweet-a-Thon

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Mon, 08/29/2011 - 15:56

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (August 29, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists continued formal discussions this weekend between the AFTRA New Union Committee and the SAG Merger Task Force to facilitate the creation of one union to represent all members of Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA.

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Mon, 08/29/2011 - 09:29

LOS ANGELES and BOSTON (August 29, 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 – today announced that AFTRA Boston Local Assistant Executive Director Tom Higgins has been promoted to Executive Director of the Boston Local, effective Aug. 29.

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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 09:25

LOS ANGELES (August 25, 2011) --- A delegation of members and staff from the Los Angeles Local of 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 – today marched on their local Ralphs store, located at 5601Wilshire Boulevard, to deliver a letter of support for United Food and Commercial Workers who are locked in difficult c

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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:14

Atlanta (August 16, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Georgia Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Georgia Branch include:

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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 09:24

NEW YORK (August 16, 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 – commenced negotiations yesterday on Aug. 15 with representatives from the major record labels on a new, successor agreement to AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Sound Recordings.

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Fri, 08/05/2011 - 08:36

Seattle (August 5, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Seattle Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Seattle Branch include:

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