Press Releases

Press Releases
Tue, 11/23/2010 - 11:18

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 23, 2010) – Ballots for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations will be mailed to this year’s SAG Awards film and television nominating committees on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010.

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Mon, 11/22/2010 - 12:27


Los Angeles (November 22, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild, in partnership with Project: Hollywood Cares, announced today the "A Touch of Home From Hollywood" program supporting U.S. troops this holiday season.

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Thu, 11/18/2010 - 11:11

AFTRA, DGA, IATSE & SAG Applaud Committee Action on Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act 


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Thu, 11/11/2010 - 17:19

Los Angeles (November 11, 2010) - SAG members such as Oscar® winner Halle Berry, Clark Gregg (Ironman, (500) Days of Summer, SAG National Board member), John Heard (Home Alone, Entourage), RJ Mitte (Breaking Bad), Bobby Naderi (The Tacqwacores), Vik Sahay (Chuck), and Rupak Ginn (Royal Pains) attended Screen Actors Guild, SAGIndie and AFI FEST 2010’s presented by Audi Breakthrough Filmmakers Party Tuesday, November 9 at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

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Thu, 11/11/2010 - 11:29

Screen Actors Guild Reaches Tentative Agreements for Successor Contracts to the Basic Cable Live Action, Basic Cable Animation and TV Animation Contracts

Los Angeles (November 11, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild today announced that tentative agreements were reached on Wednesday, November 10, on new, three-year contracts covering basic cable live action, basic cable animation and television animation productions.

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Mon, 11/01/2010 - 15:31

Los Angeles (November 1, 2010) — On Friday, October 22, 2010, Screen Actors Guild’s Regional Branch Division Board of Directors re-elected David Hartley-Margolin to the position of 3rd national vice president of Screen Actors Guild for a third term.

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Mon, 10/25/2010 - 12:01

SAG Awards® will be Simulcast Live for the First Time In All Time Zones on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at 8 p.m. (ET), 5 p.m. (PT), 7 p.m. (CT) and 6 p.m. (MT)

LOS ANGELES (October 25, 2010) – The deadline for consideration for nomination for this year’s Actors® is fast approaching. Submissions for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® must be filed by Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010, at 5 p.m. (PT).

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Sun, 10/24/2010 - 19:38

Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors Meets in Los Angeles
Establishes SAG Portion of the Joint SAG/AFTRA Industrial and Education Contract

Los Angeles, (October 24, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors met in a regularly scheduled, two-day plenary October 23 and 24, in the James Cagney Boardroom at SAG headquarters in Los Angeles.

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Fri, 10/22/2010 - 16:09

Los Angeles (October 22, 2010) - Representatives of the AFTRA and Screen Actors Guild Presidents’ Forum for One Union met last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles to begin joint discussions about uniting to form a single union.

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Wed, 10/20/2010 - 16:28

Los Angeles (October 20, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild today released the following statement regarding the feature film production The Hobbit:

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Mon, 10/18/2010 - 21:14

Los Angeles (October 18, 2010) – The Screen Actors Guild Awards® has been honored for the second consecutive year with the Environmental Media Association (EMA)’s Green Seal, recognizing a production’s outstanding efforts to implement sustainable initiatives and promote environmental awareness. The EMA Green Seal was presented for the green practices of the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® at the 20th Annual EMA Awards on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Warner Brothers Studios.

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Mon, 10/18/2010 - 20:19

Hollywood Division Elects Ned Vaughn 1st Vice President

New York Division Elects Mike Hodge 2nd Vice President

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Thu, 09/30/2010 - 17:45

Los Angeles (October 1, 2010)  – For the second year, Screen Actors Guild will celebrate Diversity Awareness Month during the month of October with a slate of programs and activities exhibiting the value of diversity and equal employment of diverse actors in film, television and other recorded media.

From a Diversity Careers in Focus conference at national headquarters to SAG’s Dare to Be Diverse screening series, an inclusive and abundant lineup awaits. (See the complete calendar below.)

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Wed, 09/29/2010 - 17:43

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 29, 2010) --- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) today discovered and immediately notified members who joined the union through its online website portal, called Join Online, that computer hackers unlawfully accessed the join online system on Sept. 14, and that confidential information, including credit card and social security numbers, may have been stolen. AFTRA immediately shut down the join online website portal and notified the state and federal authorities, as well as the credit reporting bureaus.

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Wed, 09/29/2010 - 14:42

1% Representation Creates Extreme Lack of Employment Opportunities for Performers With Disabilities

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Wed, 09/29/2010 - 11:20

September 29, 2010

Chairman Patrick J. Leahy
United States Senate
433 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Ranking Member Jeff Sessions
United States Senate
335 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Re: S. 3804, Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)

Dear Chairman Leahy and Ranking Member Sessions:

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Fri, 09/24/2010 - 09:54

Los Angeles (September 24, 2010) – In a joint statement issued today, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced they will commence negotiations on successor agreements to the AFTRA Exhibit A (Primetime TV) and SAG TV/Theatrical contracts on Monday, September 27, 2010. The talks will take place at AMPTP headquarters in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

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Wed, 09/22/2010 - 21:06

Los Angeles (September 23, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Washington-Baltimore Branch elections.
Candidates elected from the Washington-Baltimore Branch include:

John Badila, President, one year term
Susan Jeanne Snyder, Vice President, one year term
Terri Price, Secretary-Treasurer, one year term
Lynn-Jane Foreman, Council Member at Large, one year term
Jack Jenkins, Council Member at Large, one year term
Mike Monroe, Council Member at Large, one year term

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Wed, 09/22/2010 - 17:56

Los Angeles (September 22, 2010) – The 2010 Media Access Awards, a press breakfast honoring individuals and organizations in the entertainment and broadcast industries for their efforts in promoting the awareness of the disability experience, accessibility for people with disabilities, and the accurate depiction of characters with disabilities, will be held on October 8, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

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Wed, 09/22/2010 - 17:50

Los Angeles (September 23, 2010)—Screen Actors Guild today announced elections results for the Guild’s National Board of Directors. Twenty-seven (27) of the 69 National Board seats were open for election this year, representing Screen Actors Guild’s Hollywood, New York and Regional Branch Divisions. The newly elected National Board members will assume office on September 25.

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Wed, 09/22/2010 - 13:06

Los Angeles (September 22, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Philadelphia Branch elections.
Candidates elected from the Philadelphia Branch include:

John Wooten, President, three year term
Sylvia Kauders, Vice President, three year term
Harvey Jaffe, Recording Secretary, three year term
Gail Lewis, Treasurer, three year term
Donna Dundon, Council Member at Large, two year term
Lisa Ann Goldsmith, Council Member at Large, two year term

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Tue, 09/21/2010 - 17:45

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 21, 2010) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO), a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcasters, today announced its website has received two first place awards and AFTRA Magazine a second place award from the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) 2010 Labor Media Awards.

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Tue, 09/21/2010 - 13:02

Los Angeles (September 21, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Hawaii Branch elections.
Candidate elected from the Hawaii Branch include:

Katherine Cleveland, Council Member at Large, three year term

The member elected as Council Member at Large was also elected as Alternate National Director who may be called upon to serve at National Board Meetings when the National Board member from Hawaii Branch is unavailable to attend.

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Mon, 09/20/2010 - 14:50

LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America, and International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE) today released the following statement:

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