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Press Releases
Wed, 12/18/2013 - 18:18

 Today, staff members at Chicago Public Media (CPM) voted to join 165,000 media and entertainment professionals in choosing SAG-AFTRA as their union.

The new bargaining unit will cover 49 public media professionals who produce, report, host and present content for WBEZ, Vocalo, Sound Opinions and CPM’s digital services. CPM employees are looking forward to negotiating a first contract. 

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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 10:14

Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)
 
LOS ANGELES  (Dec. 11, 2013) — Nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2013 in five film and eight television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 09:58

LOS ANGELES (December 11, 2013) - The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), Hollywood’s leading charity, and PEOPLE magazine will make a $1 million multi-year gift to the Screen Actors Guild Foundation in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and to recognize the entertainment community’s charitable contributions.

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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 14:56

Actor® Awards Ceremony will be Simulcast Live
on  Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 on
TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)

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Thu, 12/05/2013 - 10:27

LOS ANGELES (December 5, 2013) – The SAG Awards® Holiday Auction benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Emergency Assistance programs begins online today at 6 p.m. (PST) at sagawards.org/auction.

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Fri, 11/22/2013 - 15:01

Justin Timberlake and SAG-AFTRA have reached an agreement for the dancers on his 20/20 Experience World Tour to be covered by the SAG-AFTRA Touring Agreement.

Under the agreement, performer earnings count toward pension and health benefits eligibility. The deal also provides touring companies with improved budget flexibility through direct negotiations with performers.

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Fri, 11/08/2013 - 18:26

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 8, 2013) --- SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America, West on Wednesday, filed an amicus brief in the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit supporting Junie Hoang’s appeal seeking a new trial on her charge that IMDb violated its privacy policy in accessing her private data.

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Fri, 10/25/2013 - 17:11

 

SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of legendary stunt performer Hal Needham, who has passed away at the age of 88.

Whether it was jumping out of an airplane or flying a rocket powered pickup trick, Needham never shied away from danger. In June of 2011, Needham visited the former SAG headquarters to share stories of his life with an eager audience who filled the James Cagney Board Room to capacity.

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Tue, 10/08/2013 - 09:14

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 8, 2013) --- SAG-AFTRA has agreed to a one-year extension of two of its legacy contracts for corporate, non-broadcast and educational work. The National Board of Directors ratified the agreement between the union and the Producers Group on Oct. 1 at its meeting in Los Angeles.
 

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Mon, 10/07/2013 - 14:17

Los Angeles (Oct. 7, 2013) –– A Federal Court Judge today granted in full a SAG-AFTRA motion to dismiss the vast majority of the plaintiff’s complaint in the Asner v. SAG-AFTRA matter.

SAG-AFTRA counsel Bob Bush of Bush Gottlieb, said, “We applaud the judge’s action today. We basically got everything we asked for and the vast bulk of the plaintiff’s frivolous complaint has been dismissed, as it should have been.”

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Thu, 10/03/2013 - 14:46

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 3, 2013) --- Delegates to the inaugural SAG-AFTRA National Convention on Saturday unanimously approved an historic resolution recognizing and supporting the union’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members.

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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 16:05

Los Angeles (Oct. 1, 2013) – The SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors met Monday and Tuesday and reviewed several administrative, finance and governance matters, including setting a start date for Wages and Working Conditions meetings for the upcoming SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical contracts negotiations.
 
This was the first meeting of the first-elected National Board of SAG-AFTRA, which followed the union's four-day convention in Los Angeles.
 
The National Board received reports including:
 

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Sun, 09/29/2013 - 18:24

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 29, 2013)-- The inaugural SAG-AFTRA National Convention concluded today with inspiring speeches from the union’s top officers, which focused on the convention’s theme: United for Our Future. The day capped a four-day convention bringing together member delegates from across the country to celebrate union solidarity and conduct business.

In closing remarks, SAG-AFTRA National President Ken Howard called upon delegates to take the hard work they did at convention back to their locals and continue the conversation.

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Sun, 09/29/2013 - 18:10

 

SAG-AFTRA Inaugural National Convention Concludes with Officer Speeches, United for Our Future

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Sun, 09/29/2013 - 12:51

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 29, 2013) --- Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris welcomed delegates Saturday for day three of the SAG-AFTRA National Convention and congratulated Friday's George Heller Award recipients, actor David Hartley-Margolin and Washington–Mid Atlantic Executive Director Patricia O’Donnell.

Visiting from Washington, D.C. was Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez., who thanked the leadership for their work during an exciting time for the union.
 

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Sat, 09/28/2013 - 12:53

Los Angeles (Sept. 28, 2013) –On Friday, the second day of SAG-AFTRA’s National Convention mixed business with educational opportunities for delegates.

The day’s business started with a video greeting from National President Ken Howard, who apologized for missing today’s sessions but who was working on a project and unable to attend. In Howard’s absence, the gavel was turned over to newly elected Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris who thanked the delegates for electing her and welcomed to the dais the seven newly elected vice presidents.

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Sat, 09/28/2013 - 11:57

Los Angeles (Sept. 28, 2013) –On Friday, the second day of SAG-AFTRA’s National Convention mixed business with educational opportunities for delegates.

The day’s business started with a video greeting from National President Ken Howard, who apologized for missing today’s sessions but who was working on a project and unable to attend. In Howard’s absence, the gavel was turned over to newly elected Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris who thanked the delegates for electing her and welcomed to the dais the seven newly elected vice presidents.

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Fri, 09/27/2013 - 16:46

About a third of respondents believed that casting directors,
directors, and producers may be biased against LGBT performers

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Thu, 09/26/2013 - 22:15

Inaugural SAG-AFTRA Convention Elects Officers, Hosts AFL-CIO President Trumka

Los Angeles (Sept. 26, 2013) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka kicked off the first day of SAG-AFTRA’s national convention today, setting the stage for the entertainment and media union’s most important governance event since merger.

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Thu, 09/26/2013 - 16:21

Los Angeles (Sept. 26, 2013)—SAG-AFTRA today announced that Gabrielle Carteris has been elected as executive vice president of the union. Carteris was elected to the two-year term at the inaugural SAG-AFTRA Convention in Los Angeles. Her term begins immediately.

A total of 303 ballots were cast in the election that consisted of three candidates. Carteris received 66.5 percent of the vote, Mike Hodge received 23.22 percent, Jane Austin received 10.28 percent. Millie Wright was also a candidate. 

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Tue, 09/24/2013 - 14:56

Los Angeles (Sept. 24, 2013) – SAG-AFTRA will present a wide array of 20 professional development programs, as well as a special keynote panel, at its inaugural national convention taking place Sept. 26-29 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

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Tue, 09/24/2013 - 12:55

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 24, 2013) --- SAG-AFTRA today announced its recipients for the first SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards. The awards are scheduled to take place on Friday, Sept. 27 as part of the Celebration event honoring SAG-AFTRA’s inaugural convention. The Inaugural National Convention Celebration is a dinner event with host Mary Hart (Entertainment Tonight). The evening includes entertainment and a special musical performance led by Dorian Holley (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno).

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Thu, 09/19/2013 - 14:56

Los Angeles (Sept. 19, 2013) – Union leaders, delegates and special guests will converge on Southern California for the inaugural SAG-AFTRA national convention, taking place Sept. 26-29 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.  

With the theme of United for Our Future, the convention brings together hundreds of member delegates, including national officers, national board members, local presidents and members from around the country to discuss and decide on items vital to the future of the union.

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