Media Alert: News Conference Tomorrow on Passage of Consumer Protection Legislation

Media Alert: News Conference Tomorrow on Passage of Consumer Protection Legislation

Screen Actors Guild, Assistant Majority Leader Krekorian, And Deputy City Attorney Mark Lambert to Tout Passage of Consumer Protection Legislation

Will be joined by Hollywood, legal and business community

Event: Wednesday, Oct. 21 – Screen Actors Guild Headquarters

What: Screen Actors Guild, Assemblyman Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank), Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney Mark Lambert, with a coalition of concerned parents, child actors, businesses and law enforcement, will hold a news conference Wednesday following the passage of recently signed legislation that will better protect consumers.

The legislation, Assembly Bill 1319, will make it illegal for third parties to charge advance fees for talent representation services to potential actors and models. The legislation also requires talent services that advertise a clientele of famous actors maintain proof that such claims are true and make that claim available to law enforcement for inspection. The legislation was authored by Assemblymember Krekorian, written by Deputy City Attorney Lambert and co-sponsored by Screen Actors Guild and the Better Business Bureau.

Who: Ken Howard, Screen Actors Guild National President
David White, Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator
Assemblymember Paul Krekorian
Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney Mark Lambert;
Gary Almond, Director of Operations, the Better Business Bureau, Los Angeles;
Anne Henry, Co-founder, BizParentz;
Pamm Fair, Screen Actors Guild Deputy National Executive Director
Zino Macaluso, Screen Actors Guild National Director, Agency Relations
Casting directors, non profit groups, parents and children who will benefit from legislation

When: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Where: Screen Actors Guild National Headquarters
SAG Actors Center, Mezzanine Level
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90036

Parking will be validated

Members of the media interested in covering this event, please contact:

Pamela Greenwalt, Screen Actors Guild, (323) 549-6872, pgreenwalt@sag.org
Jeremy Oberstein, Assemblymember Krekorian’s Office, (818) 558-3043, Jeremy.Oberstein@asm.ca.gov