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Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:26

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 1, 2014) – SAG-AFTRA® (www.sagaftra.org), the nation's largest union for actors, broadcasters, and recording artists, today launched a new brand identity and logo, developed in partnership with global strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale (www.siegelgale.com).

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 16:37

Conducts Other Business During Two-Day Board Plenary

LOS ANGELES (April 13, 2014) --- The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in a face-to-face plenary in Los Angeles, unanimously approved proposals for the upcoming TV/Theatrical – Exhibit A negotiations. As per custom and practice, the proposal package is confidential and will not be released.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:20

LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2014) — As part of the Commercials Contracts negotiated last year between SAG-AFTRA and advertisers, all ads made under a union contract must now incorporate Ad-ID.

Ad-ID is technology that allows ads to be tracked across all media. The Web-based system generates unique identifying codes and stores standardized descriptive data that allows ads to be tracked and measured across all media. Under the agreement, the deadline for mandatory adoption of Ad-ID into union-signed commercials was March 31.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 10:58

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2014) — In its continuing efforts to educate members about the recently released Personal Managers Code of Ethics and Conduct, SAG-AFTRA held its first bicoastal seminar on the agreement, receiving positive comments (examples below) from a capacity crowd of more than 300 members on the importance of the new code and the overall need to regulate personal managers.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:35

Groups sponsor official SXSW music showcase, film panel, film reception and trade show booth for festival-goers and a full day of workshops for regional SAG-AFTRA actors, March 9-13

LOS ANGELES (March 6, 2014) – All their bags are packed and they’re ready to go. SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and the Screen Actors Guild Foundation are headed back to Austin with a full slate of official SXSW film and music events, workshops and receptions for festival-goers.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 17:02

LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2014) – Entertainment and media union SAG-AFTRA is partnering with South by Southwest (SXSW), the world’s leading music industry event, for a six-hour music showcase on March 11 featuring up-and-coming artists, including Wardell and Hudson.

SAG-AFTRA Sound Recordings and SXSW present The Show at Buffalo Billiards, taking place 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on March 11 at 201 E. 6th St. in Austin, during the annual SXSW Music Festival. The event is for ages 21 and over only.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 09:12

LOS ANGELES (March 4, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA has finalized its Personal Manager Code of Ethics and Conduct, a voluntary agreement that is designed to promote honest and ethical relationships between the union’s members and the managers they choose to represent them.

As a sign of commitment to its burgeoning relationship with the personal management community, SAG-AFTRA’s Agency Relations Department is now known as the SAG-AFTRA Professional Representatives Department.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 10:46

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK  (Feb. 9, 2014) – The National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA met in a scheduled one-day video plenary this weekend at both the James Cagney Board Room in Los Angeles and the New York Board Room in the recently opened New York office.

President Ken Howard opened the meeting in memory of the members who have passed away since the last national board meeting in September, including a special dedication to former Washington-Mid Atlantic President Kirk Penberthy who died a week ago.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 16:29

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2014) –– Yesterday, a federal court judge dismissed the remainder of a lawsuit against SAG-AFTRA filed by Ed Asner. In his order, United States District Court Judge Manuel L. Real found the court had no jurisdiction over the case because Asner has provided no evidence of the union withholding records that he or any other member of the union have access to review.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 10:36

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2014) — "Tom was a champion of our industry, and all those who knew him or had the privilege to work with him can attest to his integrity, drive and leadership. On behalf of all SAG-AFTRA members, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Sherak family."

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:48

NEW YORK (Jan. 22, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA N.Y. is now open!

Today, SAG-AFTRA officially opened its New York office, marking its arrival at One Lincoln Plaza, 1900 Broadway. This new space, across from Lincoln Center, serves as one of two national offices and houses the New York Local. The new location brings together all staff who previously worked in two locations since the March 2012 merger.

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 19:16

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 18, 2014) — SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2013 at the “20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The “20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 14:36

Morgan Freeman to Present the SAG 50th Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 15, 2014) — Morgan Freeman will present the SAG 50th Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer/Director Jeff Margolis and Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 14:33

Matt Damon, Robert DeNiro, Chiwetel Ejifor, SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard, Mindy Kaling, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Marsden, Ewan McGregor, Lupita Nyong’o, Sarah Paulson, Julia Roberts, Elisabeth Röhm, Meryl Streep, and Emma Thompson to Present at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:36

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 9, 2014) --- On Feb. 8, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator David White will be honored by The John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles with its Lawyer of the Year Award at the 2014 Installation and Awards Gala.

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