SAG Celebrates the Actors and Filmmakers of AFI FEST 2010 Presented by Audi

SAG Celebrates the Actors and Filmmakers of AFI FEST 2010 Presented by Audi

Los Angeles (November 11, 2010) - SAG members such as Oscar® winner Halle Berry, Clark Gregg (Ironman, (500) Days of Summer, SAG National Board member), John Heard (Home Alone, Entourage), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Bobby Naderi (The Tacqwacores), Vik Sahay (Chuck), and Rupak Ginn (Royal Pains) attended Screen Actors Guild, SAGIndie and AFI FEST 2010’s presented by Audi Breakthrough Filmmakers Party Tuesday, November 9 at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

More than 600 actors, filmmakers, new media producers and industry leaders celebrated the cast and crew of AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi Breakthrough Section films Hamill, I Will Follow, Removal, Win/Win and The Weather Station.

Hamill Director Oren Kaplan, Hamill Producers Joseph McKelheer and Eben Kostbar, Hamill cast members Sara E.R. Fletcher, Courtney Halverson, Russell Harvard, Lexi Marman, Avi Rothman and Shoshanna Stern, I Will Follow Director Ava DuVernay, I Will Follow cast members J.R. Ramirez, Michole White, Beverly Todd and Dijon Talton, Removal Director Nick Simon, Removal Producer Scott Silver and Removal cast member Mark Kelly were some of the outstanding filmmakers and actors from the honored films who attended the celebration.

Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director David White said, “SAG is working hard to make it as easy as possible for producers to hire our members and produce under our contracts. Our low budget agreements give filmmakers the opportunity to cast professional actors in unique and original work and our members love the freedom of independent films. Our goal is to help independent producers do what they do best; make magnificent movies with professional actors.”

Other honored guests included SAG National Board members Mike Hodge, Joe d’Angerio, Morgan Fairchild, Abby Dylan (also National SAGIndie Committee Chair), William Mapother and Dawnn Lewis as well as Hollywood Division Board members William Charlton, Ellen Crawford, Bertila Damas, and Stacy Travis.

Click here to view a slideshow of photos from the event.

If you need more information and/or additional photos please contact Hope Barkan, SAG Manager, Communications, via email at hbarkan@sag.org or office (323) 549-6417.

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About SAG
Screen Actors Guild is the nation's largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists' rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 Branches nationwide, SAG represents more than 125,000 actors who work in film and digital motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, industrials, Internet and all new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors' working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists' rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, you can visit SAG online at SAG.org.

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