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Tue, 04/02/2013 - 14:06

LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2013) --  SAG-AFTRA considers the right of performers to control the use of their image to be of utmost importance and we vigorously protect those rights. Our collective bargaining agreements include protections for performers against exploitation of audition and interview tapes, which must be erased upon performers’ request. Failure to comply with such a request will result in formal legal action pursuant to the agreements.

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 08:42

NEW YORK (March 14, 2013) — The SAG-AFTRA New York Local this morning held a marrow donor drive in conjunction with the Be The Match Registry ( to support those with leukemia and other blood cancers. SAG-AFTRA New York Local Co-President Holter Graham is battling leukemia and beginning the bone marrow transplant process.

The event, held at the SAG-AFTRA New York office, was attended by more than 25 members, board members and staff. The drive produced 15 new additions to the Be The Match Registry.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 07:13

BOSTON (March 1, 2013) — Following an extensive search, SAG-AFTRA announced today the appointment of a new Executive Director for its New England Local, Susan Nelson of Vernon, CT. Nelson officially assumes the position today.

Nelson joins SAG-AFTRA with more than 25 years of experience in labor relations. A graduate of the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, Nelson is known for her skill in mediation and negotiation.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 19:20

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2013) — SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2012 at the “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT). An encore presentation was telecast on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT).

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 17:27

LOS ANGELES (January 18, 2013) - SAG-AFTRA Today Released the Following Statement:

We’re pleased and excited with the results of the union election at KPCC.  We are looking forward to working with the new SAG-AFTRA bargaining unit in partnership with KPCC management to negotiate a first contract.

The new bargaining unit will cover 65 reporters, producers, show hosts and news anchors at KPCC and is moving forward to negotiate a first contract.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 09:53

Bradley Cooper, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence,
Justin Timberlake and Sigourney Weaver to Present at the
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

LOS ANGELES (January 16, 2013) – Bradley Cooper, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Timberlake and Sigourney Weaver will be presenters at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 09:31

LOS ANGELES (January 15, 2013) — Veteran writer, director, producer and actor Carl Reiner, along with seven-time SAG Award® winner and 18-time nominee Alec Baldwin, will present the SAG 49th Life Achievement Award to Dick Van Dyke at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today.

Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:31

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 7, 2013) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards is expanding efforts to further reduce its carbon footprint thanks to a unique reforestation partnership with Chile’s Patagonia Sur (, a for-profit conservation company founded by American entrepreneur Warren Adams that is a leader in private land conservation, reforestation and carbon offsetting in South America.

Thu, 11/29/2012 - 15:13

Co-Hosts Make Donation to SAG Foundation for the 17th Consecutive Year
LOS ANGELES (November 29, 2012)PEOPLE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) will co-host the official SAG Awards® Gala, held immediately following the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, on the back lot of the Shrine Exposition Center. Tony Schubert of Los Angeles-based Event Eleven will design and produce the Gala for the fourth consecutive year.

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 11:23

AFTRA Foundation President Shelby Scott and SAG-AFTRA Co-President
and AFTRA Foundation Board Member Roberta Reardon

Announce Creation of AFTRA Foundation Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

New York (November 6, 2012) - The AFTRA Foundation announced the creation of a $50,000 fund to support and aid active SAG-AFTRA members in their recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Thu, 10/18/2012 - 16:54

LOS ANGELES (October 18, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA announced that it has negotiated a contract specifically designed for SAG-AFTRA members and franchised talent agents nationwide. These products are being made available in order to assist those seeking additional insurance or for members who do not currently qualify for either the SAG-Producers Health Plan or AFTRA Health Plan.