MEDIA ALERT: SAG-AFTRA National Convention Press Opportunities

MEDIA ALERT: SAG-AFTRA National Convention Press Opportunities

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Los Angeles (Sept. 23, 2013) – Media credentialing is now open for the inaugural SAG-AFTRA National Convention, taking place Sept. 26-29 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

To register for credentials, please email Jennifer.Lurey@sagaftra.org

Credentialed media are invited to cover the following events during the convention:

Wednesday, Sept. 25: Welcome reception for delegates, hosted by the Los Angeles Local, featuring special guests, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles City Council members; CBS2 broadcaster Pat Harvey and actor Jon Tenney.
Press check-in: 6:30 p.m. PT/Reception: 7 p.m. PT

Thursday, Sept. 26: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka keynote speech.
Press check-in: 8:30 a.m. PT/ Speech: 9 a.m. PT

Friday, Sept. 27: Special keynote panel session Conversation From the Leading Edge with moderator Keyvan Peymani, head of digital at ICM Partners and panelists Terry City, VP West Coast BuzzFeed; Greg Siegel, SVP of entertainment development at BreakMedia; D.A. Wallach, artist-in-residence at Spotify; Thania Guardino, marketing and accounts exec at Somo Mobile Ltd.
Press check-in: 8:30 a.m. PT/ Panel: 9 a.m. PT
*Still photography only

Friday, Sept. 27:  Press Conference: SAG-AFTRA special presentation of groundbreaking study Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity in the Industry: Experiences and Perspectives of SAG-AFTRA Members.
Press check-in: 1 p.m. PT/ Press Conference: 1:30 p.m. PT
*Full press release to be distributed Sept. 27

Friday, Sept. 27: Convention Celebration & American Scene Awards featuring honorees Brenda Hampton, (creator, The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and Neda Ulaby, (host/narrator, Arab American Stories), presenter Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager),  with host Mary Hart (Entertainment Tonight) and a special musical performance led by Dorian Holley (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno). There will also be presentation of the George Heller Memorial Award gold card.
Press check-in: 7:30 p.m. PT/ American Scene Awards: 8:15 p.m. PT
*Full press release distributed Sept. 24.

Saturday, Sept. 28: U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez keynote speech.
Press check-in: 8:30 a.m. PT/ Remarks 9 a.m. PT

Please note that we will be unable to accommodate trucks at any time.

For more information please contact: SAG-AFTRA Assistant National Executive Director Communications Pamela Greenwalt at (323) 440-2892 or pamela.greenwalt@sagaftra.org.

About SAG-AFTRA
SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at SAGAFTRA.org.

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