Press Releases

Press Releases
Thu, 06/23/2011 - 13:20

LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2011) — The National Nominating Committee of the Screen Actors Guild completed interviews and deliberations and have submitted current SAG President Ken Howard and current SAG Secretary-Treasurer Amy Aquino for the positions of President and Secretary-Treasurer respectively for the Guild’s upcoming National Fall election.    
 
Eligible Candidates can still qualify for the September elections by completing nominating petitions and filing them with the Guild no later than 5pm (PDT) on July 21. 

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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 10:44

LOS ANGELES (June 21, 2011) — Following anti-gay remarks made during a June 3 stand-up performance in Nashville, actor Tracy Morgan met with GLAAD, local advocates and the media in Nashville today to apologize for his remarks. Click here for details and video.
 

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Sun, 06/19/2011 - 14:23

 

AFTRA and SAG Convene Formal Discussions to Create One Union

Silver Spring, Maryland (June 19, 2011) ---- Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists convened this weekend for the first, formal face-to-face discussions between the AFTRA New Union Committee and the SAG Merger Task Force at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland.   

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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 08:18

Joint Statement from AFM, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, IBT and SAG Commending Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of S. 978, the Commercial Felony Streaming Act

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Mon, 06/13/2011 - 16:14

LOS ANGELES (June 13, 2011) – Writers, actors, recording artists, news persons, directors, and producers answered the call today from First Lady Michelle Obama and joined with her in the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills to hear inspirational stories of the service and sacrifice of active duty service men and women, veterans, and the military families who serve alongside our soldiers.

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Mon, 06/13/2011 - 04:21

Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard, Secretary-Treasurer Amy Aquino, First Vice President Ned Vaughn, National Executive Director David White and special guests join entertainment industry officials including AFTRA President Roberta Reardon, DGA Secretary-Treasurer Gil Cates, and PGA Co-President Hawk Koch, Academy Awar

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Thu, 06/09/2011 - 14:43

Union achieves new, industry-exclusive streaming fee for ‘cloud gaming’

LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2011) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 performers, recording artists and broadcast professionals – today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with videogame industry representatives on terms for a new 3 1/2 year AFTRA Interactive Media Agreement, covering AFTRA members who work in videogames. The current contract is set to expire on June 30, 2011.

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Thu, 06/09/2011 - 08:31

Los Angeles (June 9, 2011) — A study released today shows that while senior performers continue to face age discrimination, they rate high in satisfaction as artists and generally feel good about where they are in life.

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Wed, 06/08/2011 - 17:50

Los Angeles (June 8, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists announced today that members have approved three-year successor agreements to the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Non Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Recorded Material and the SAG Industrial and Educational Contract.

Overall, the memberships of SAG and AFTRA voted 95 percent to 5 percent in favor of the new agreement.

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Sat, 06/04/2011 - 09:52

Public Beta of the Application Already a Hit with More Than 500 Producers Using the System in the First Month

Los Angeles (June 4, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director David White today publicly previewed SAG’s  new online application for producers as part of the Guild’s appearance at the Producers Guild of America’s Third Annual Produced By Conference at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif.

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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 07:17

Los Angeles (May 26, 2011) – American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the following statement:

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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 08:36

Florida Lt. Governor Welcomes SAG Regional Branch Leaders in Orlando at Annual Conference
Special Honors Presented to SAG Members Dan Fitzgerald, Will Lyman, voice of Frontline

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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:51

“Actors Fore Actors” Golf Tournament Hosted by Criminal Minds’ Joe Mantegna and Thomas Gibson

Draws Hollywood Stars to El Caballero Country Club for A Round of Golf to Benefit the
SAG Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund

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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 09:52

Union demands information from record labels to confirm and secure payment to artists

LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2011) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 professional recording artists, performers and broadcasters – today praised the recent $105 million copyright infringement settlement against one of the Internet’s most egregious illegal, peer-to-peer file-sharing websites, LimeWire, and its CEO Mark Gorton.

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Tue, 05/17/2011 - 09:53

PEORIA (May 17, 2011) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcasters – today distributed flyers and a petition to the neighborhood homes surrounding Peoria’s WEEK-WHOI-TV local station headquarters. The Union also passed out flyers to the Darien, Conn., residence and neighbors of Granite Broadcasting’s CEO Peter Markham.

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Sat, 05/14/2011 - 09:56

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (May 14, 2011) – The National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists – a national union more than 70,000 entertainment and news media professionals – met today by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York.

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Thu, 05/12/2011 - 15:12

Screen Actors Guild Production Center Offers Online Resources to Ease Signatory Process

Los Angeles (May 12, 2011) — For student filmmakers, access to professional-level talent has never been easier. The new Screen Actors Guild Production Center, located at SAG.org/ProductionCenter, now allows student producers the ability to start and complete the SAG signatory process online without the hassle of paperwork.

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Thu, 05/12/2011 - 15:07

Screen Actors Guild Production Center Offers Online Resources to Ease Signatory Process

Los Angeles (May 12, 2011) — Producers of short films now have a faster, easier way to become a Screen Actors Guild signatory. The new Screen Actors Guild Production Center, located at SAG.org/ProductionCenter, allows the process to be done completely online.

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Thu, 05/12/2011 - 13:31

Los Angeles (May 12, 2011) – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the following statement:
 

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Thu, 05/12/2011 - 13:31

Los Angeles (May 12, 2011) – American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and International Brotherhood of Teamsters today released the following statement:

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Thu, 05/05/2011 - 12:52

Award-Winning Actor Reads in Support of Children’s Literacy

Los Angeles (May 5, 2011) – SAG Foundation proudly announces the launch of Storyline Online’s newest project, a filmed reading of Marcus Pfister’s classic children’s book The Rainbow Fish, by SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Ernest Borgnine. The video and its accompanying interactive learning exercises may be accessed at www.storylineonline.net.
 

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Thu, 05/05/2011 - 12:40

***MEDIA ALERT***

Screen Actors Guild's National Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee
 & SAG Affirmative Action and Diversity
Present
A Panel Discussion on The New Asia America: Transforming Perceptions
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Event: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 – SAG National Headquarters

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Wed, 05/04/2011 - 09:57

LOS ANGELES (May 04, 2011) — The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcasters – today announced that John Hilsman has been hired to serve as Local Executive Director of the AFTRA Pittsburgh Local. Hilsman will also supervise operations of the AFTRA Tri-State Local which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and serves AFTRA members working in Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and parts of Ohio (Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton).

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Wed, 05/04/2011 - 09:19

LOS ANGELES (May 04, 2011) — The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcasters – today announced that Nathaniel Applefield has been hired to serve as AFTRA National Representative/Local Executive Director of the AFTRA Portland Local. Applefield assumed his duties on March 31, and he is based in the Portland Local of AFTRA.

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Sun, 05/01/2011 - 13:38


Announces Launch of Public Beta Test for New Online Application for Producers to Sign SAG New Media, Industrial, Student, Short and Ultra-Low Budget Agreements

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