Press Releases

Press Releases
Wed, 07/21/2010 - 15:22

LOS ANGELES (July 21, 2010) – The Administrative Committee of the National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) – a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists – met today for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

Fri, 07/16/2010 - 15:31

PITTSBURGH (July 16, 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 broadcast journalists - announced today that in an election held on June 30, 2010, the on-air employees at Hearst Station WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh voted for representation by AFTRA. The election results were certified on July 14 by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 15:28

NEW ORLEANS (July 14, 2010)—Roberta Reardon, National President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) – a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists – responded today to the U.S. Coast Guard’s announcement on July 12 that the media will have “clear, unfettered access” to the 65-foot “safety zone” around protective booms that stretch along 560 miles of the Gulf coast:

Mon, 07/12/2010 - 12:17

SAG Awards® Nominees will be Announced on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 and SAG Awards® Ceremonies will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday Jan. 30, 2011

Los Angeles (July 12, 2010) – Submissions of performances for consideration for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations opened today and will close on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. (PST), it was announced today by SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams.

Thu, 07/01/2010 - 15:24

Union Delegation Attends Briefing at BP Learning Center in Louisiana

LOS ANGELES AND NEW ORLEANS (July 1, 2010)—The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists, today announced that the union has launched an initiative to monitor reports of denial of access and censorship of the story of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and its aftermath.

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 15:11

LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2010) – 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:

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 08:30

LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2010) - The Frank Nelson Sick and Benefit Fund of the Los Angeles Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) – a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists today announced that former Los Angeles Laker and NBA Coach of the Year Byron Scott will host AFTRA’s Inaugural Frank Nelson Fund Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, July 19, 2010, at the Mountain Gate County Club.

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 08:28

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 4, 2010) – The Los Angeles Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO), a national union of more than 70,000 performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists, today announced the 2010 election results for the AFTRA Los Angeles Board of Directors.

Mon, 05/24/2010 - 17:14

LOS ANGELES (May 24, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild today announced that Gloria Stuart and Paul Napier have been selected to receive the Hollywood Division’s prestigious Ralph Morgan Award, the highest service award given by the Hollywood Division. The honor will be bestowed Saturday, June 19 as part of the Annual Hollywood Division Membership Meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge.

Sun, 05/23/2010 - 12:28

Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2010) — The nation’s top union leader, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, addressed leaders from the Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division (RBD) at their annual board meeting Saturday in Washington, D.C. The RBD includes 20 Branches spanning from Boston to Hawaii. Nearly 28,000 Screen Actors Guild members who work in film and television live in the regional branches.

Wed, 05/19/2010 - 11:16

What: AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will address Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division leaders at annual board meeting in Washington, D.C. The guest speaker will be introduced by SAG President Ken Howard and SAG 3rd National Vice President David Hartley-Margolin.

Thu, 05/13/2010 - 12:21

Los Angeles (May 13, 2010) - On April 26, 2010, Newsweek  printed an article entitled “Straight Jacket” in which contributor Ramin Setoodeh contends that audiences do not accept openly gay actors playing straight roles, while offering no proof to support this claim other than his own discomfort. Screen Actors Guild rejects the notion that lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) actors are restricted in the roles they can play.

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 15:55

Los Angeles (April 20, 2010) – The Screen Actors Guild members who will select the nominees for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® have been selected by random sample from the entire pool of active SAG members nationwide, SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams announced today.  Williams also announced the key deadlines and events leading up to the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Sunday, Jan.

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 15:54

Los Angeles, (April 19, 2010) — To commemorate the many advancements made in LGBT films this past year, Screen Actors Guild National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Actors Committee, in association with SAG New Media signatory MIPtalk.com, presented a screening of the 2009 GLAAD Media Award-winning film Shelter on Saturday, April 17, 2010, to an enthusiastic, capacity audience in Los Angeles.

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 15:54

Los Angeles (April 19, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild is hosting its second indoor carnival and informational fair to celebrate the launch of its new Young Performers website. The last indoor carnival celebrated the launch of the updated SAG Young Performers Handbook in 2007. Hundreds of SAG young performers have been invited to attend the event, which features games, raffles, information booths, an interactive tour of the new website, a Wii Lounge and more.

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 15:53

Los Angeles, (April 18, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors, meeting in a two-day plenary in Los Angeles, appointed President Ken Howard as Chair of the Guild's TV/Theatrical Joint Wages and Working (W&W) Conditions Plenary and Negotiating Committees.

Approved unanimously, the action states:

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 13:41

Celebrities to Play in Summer Tournament

Los Angeles (April 12, 2010
) - The SAG Foundation Inaugural Golf Classic, which was postponed due to weather conditions, has now been rescheduled to take place August 16, 2010.

Updates regarding this benefit for the SAG Foundation Catastrophic Health Fund will follow.

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Wed, 03/24/2010 - 13:58

Music, Movie, and Television Creators Embrace New Business Models, but Cite Growing Threat to Jobs from Copyright Theft

Washington, DC (March 24, 2010) – A wide coalition representing American movie, television and music industry and labor groups today urged the Federal Government to bolster its efforts to protect intellectual property and protect the jobs and wages lost because of content theft.

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