Auction Will Benefit the SAG Foundation’s Public Children’s Literacy Programs
LOS ANGELES (January 21, 2011) - The Screen Actors Guild Awards® online auction to benefit the SAG Foundation is offering a last-chance, 72-hour auction for Red Carpet Fan Bleacher Seats at http://www.sagawards.org/auction now through Jan. 24 at 12:00 pm. This special auction series features 60 seats from which fans can see their favorite stars walk the SAG Awards red carpet, take pictures, and request autographs. Up for bid during the Red Carpet Bleacher Auction are 10 sets of two seats and 10 sets of four seats.
The SAG Awards Auctions benefit the SAG Foundation to help make possible the Foundation's public children's literacy programs: BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) through which 2200 volunteer actors nationwide read to more than 100,000 weekly and Storyline Online, which reaches millions more children through the internet. The auction also supports Foundation programs providing emergency relief to SAG members in economic distress, video and audio preservation of the creative legacy of SAG members, scholarships for performers and their children, emergency funds for members with catastrophic illnesses and The Actor’s Center. Details are available at http://www.sagfoundation.org and www.bookpals.net.
The SAG Awards Ceremony Auction, the third and final auction that will revolve around the nominated actors and ensembles, will start Jan. 27 and close on Jan. 31. Items up for bid (with more being added each day) include a jewelry box from “Black Swan” autographed by Actor® nominee Natalie Portman, a “Peekaboo” purse from the Italian luxury house Fendi, a script and photo autographed by the “Glee” cast, a SAG Awards tote signed by the “Modern Family” cast, plus gift bags from HBO, “Dexter,” “30 Rock” and more. The Ceremony Auction will also offer great items and experiences from the hot, up-to-the minute entertainment news outlets, including “E! News,” “Entertainment Tonight” and “Extra.” Also up for bid will be SAG Awards memorabilia including tote bags, hats and this year’s production team gift. Additional auction items will be announced throughout January.
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honoring the outstanding film and television performances of 2010 will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. (ET), 7 p.m. (CT), 6 p.m. (MT) and 5 p.m. (PT).
The Screen Actors Guild Awards auction to benefit the SAG Foundation is managed by Clothes Off Our Back at http://www.clothesoffourback.com/sagawards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. For more information about the SAG Awards, SAG, TNT and TBS visit http://sagawards.org/about.
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