Press Releases

Press Releases
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 10:52

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 - 10:53

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 - 10:56

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 - 16:12

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 - 16:07

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 - 14:31

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 - 14:31

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 - 13:52

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 - 13:40

***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 - 10:57

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 - 10:19

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 - 14:38


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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Sat, 04/30/2011 - 18:19

Guild Task Force to work directly with AFTRA counterparts to develop formal merger plan for approval by National Boards in January 2012.

Los Angeles, (April 30, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today unanimously approved the creation of a Merger Task Force to work with their AFTRA counterparts in developing a formal plan to unite SAG and AFTRA members in one union.

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Thu, 04/28/2011 - 15:27

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

Los Angeles (April 28, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its new online signatory application, allowing new media producers, for the first time, the opportunity to sign SAG online.

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Thu, 04/21/2011 - 12:36

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild today announced that Deborah Skelly has joined the Guild as executive director of industry relations and organizing. Skelly comes to SAG most recently from Fusion Film Group LLC, where she served as vice president of business and legal affairs. As a published author, former feature film agent and comedy talent representative, Skelly understands first-hand the creative talent landscape and is an accomplished and aggressive advocate for actors.
 

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Thu, 04/14/2011 - 10:16

LOS ANGELES (April 14, 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 released the statement below following the announcement by ABC that it has cancelled two long-running AFTRA programs, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live,” which are based in Los Angeles and New York, respectively:

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Wed, 04/06/2011 - 08:04


Canadian Actors Produce New Video Promoting Workplace Accessibility

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Tue, 04/05/2011 - 13:32

***MEDIA ALERT***

Screen Actors Guild New Media Department
Presents

The Premiere of Duo Luna Productions’ ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining

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Event: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 – Screen Actors Guild National Headquarters

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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 10:39

Los Angeles (April 4, 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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Mon, 04/04/2011 - 10:15

Deregulation of talent agents leaves vulnerable the most susceptible in society: children and young adults

MIAMI (April 4, 2011) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO, today released the letter below, also attached, that was sent on March 30 to Denise Grimsley (R), Chair, Florida House Appropriations Committee on March 30, 2011.

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Thu, 03/31/2011 - 18:05

LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2011) — Screen Actors Guild New Media Department presents the premiere of ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining, Wednesday, April 6 at SAG National Headquarters in Los Angeles. ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining was created by new media producers/actors Stephanie Thorpe (GOLD: Night of the Zombie King) and Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight’s Quest).

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Thu, 03/31/2011 - 09:29

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today announced that the Joint AFTRA and SAG Non-Broadcast/Industrials Negotiating Committee have reached a tentative agreement with industry representatives on terms for three-year successor agreements to the SAG Industrial and Educational Contract and the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Non Broadcast/Industrial/Educational Recorded Material.

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Tue, 03/29/2011 - 10:47

CALL FOR ENTRIES for Productions that Depict True Diversity

DEADLINE is May 20, 2011

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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 14:44

Screen Actors Guild's National Women’s Committee and the SAG Foundation
Present
“Conversations with Phylicia Rashad - A Woman of Distinction: Her Story”
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Event: 6 p.m., Monday, March 28 - SAG Foundation Actors Center

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Thu, 03/10/2011 - 18:26

Los Angeles (March 10, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild member Tony Shalhoub (Monk, How Do You Know) will travel to Madison, Wisconsin to rally with other union members at the state capitol in support of Wisconsin workers on Saturday afternoon, March 12.

Shalhoub, a native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, is a Screen Actors Guild Award- and Emmy Award-winner.

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