Press Releases

Press Releases
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:

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 11:17

WASHINGTON (September 17, 2010) – A broad entertainment industry coalition today urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that found unconstitutional the 2005 California law restricting the sale and rental to minors of computer and video games deemed to be overly violent.

Tue, 09/14/2010 - 18:00

Los Angeles (September 14, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Dallas/Ft. Worth Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Branch include:

Brent Anderson, President, three-year term  
Sharon Garrison,  Secretary-Treasurer, three-year term  
John Athas, Council Member at Large, three-year term  
Jacqueline McCall, Council Member at Large, three-year term   

Sun, 09/12/2010 - 14:23

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (Sept. 12, 2010) – The Joint National Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) today met by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York and approved a package of proposals for the upcoming Joint AFTRA Exhibit A and SAG TV/Theatrical Negotiations.
 

Sat, 09/11/2010 - 17:44

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (Sept. 11, 2010) – The National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) – a national union of more than more 70,000 performers, broadcasters, recording artists and other talent working in the entertainment and news media – today met by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York.

Sat, 09/11/2010 - 15:17

SAG National Board Votes to:

Commence 2011 Industrial and Educational Contract Negotiation Process;
 
Delegate Bargaining Authority to Screen Actors Guild Basic Cable Negotiating Committees and Chief Negotiator; and
 
Explore Coordinated Bargaining of Live Action Basic Cable Programming with American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)

Fri, 09/10/2010 - 17:38

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 10, 2010) – The Philadelphia Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) – a national labor union representing more than 70,000 professional performers, broadcasters and recording artists – today announced that the AFTRA-covered reporters, anchors, writers and producers of KYW-TV CBS3 in Philadelphia have requested federal mediation in their ongoing contract negotiations with local management for their contract which expired on Oct. 1, 2009. KYW-TV CBS3 is a CBS affiliate station.

Thu, 09/09/2010 - 13:18

Los Angeles (September 9, 2010) – Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, who represents Screen Actors Guild as general counsel and deputy national executive director, has been named to POWER UP’s 10 Amazing Gay Men in Showbiz list for 2010.

POWER UP is a non-profit organization known for its award-winning short films that advance the careers of gay women filmmakers. Two years ago, the group created the men’s list in addition to the 10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz list, which has been presented for the past decade.

Wed, 09/08/2010 - 09:21

Los Angeles (September 8, 2010) –  Screen Actors Guild will present its acclaimed Diversity Acting Workshop on September 11 as part of the programming at this year’s South Dakota Film Festival.

The Capitol Theatre Stage will be the venue for this business and acting skills seminar, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The workshop is part of ongoing outreach by the Screen Actors Guild Affirmative Action & Diversity Department and the SAG President’s National Task Force for American Indians to create opportunities for aspiring minority actors.

Fri, 09/03/2010 - 09:31

The Union Advantage in 140 Characters or Less: Tampa Bay's Evan Longoria, CSI: NY's Hill Harper, Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett, Award-Winning Broadcaster Bob Butler, Breaking Bad's R.J. Mitte, and Other Celebs Tweet for Unions During First Ever Labor Day Tweet-a-Thon

Actors’ Equity, AFTRA, Screen Actors Guild Members and Major League Baseball Players among the Labor Day Tweeters!

Wed, 09/01/2010 - 11:09

Los Angeles (September 1, 2010)  - Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of former SAG National Executive Director Ken Orsatti, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 78 of pulmonary disease at West Hills Hospital in West Hills, Calif. Orsatti served as national executive director from 1981 through the beginning of 2001. During his tenure as NED, Orsatti also served as the Guild’s chief negotiator, a period that saw dramatic expansion of the union’s contracts and record setting earnings for its members. He was a SAG employee since 1961.

Tue, 08/24/2010 - 15:23

Los Angeles (August 24, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the San Francisco Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the San Francisco Branch include:

Tom Chantler - National Board Member - three-year term
Kathryn Howell - President - two-year term
Denny Delk - Vice President - two-year term
Kathy Goodin - Council Member at Large - two-year term
Charlie Holliday - Council Member at Large - two-year term

Thu, 08/12/2010 - 11:23

New Orleans (August 12, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director David White has been named “Entertainment, Sports & Art Law Section Attorney of the Year” by the National Bar Association, the oldest and largest association of African American lawyers and judges. The honor was presented to White today in New Orleans at the NBA’s 85th Annual Convention & Exhibits. 
 

Tue, 08/10/2010 - 14:20

LOS ANGELES (August 10, 2010) – The Equal Employment Opportunities Committees of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) announced today the 8th Annual Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards, recognizing performers and arts organizations who, through their work and activism, have fostered diversity within the entertainment and news media industries and their communities.

Fri, 08/06/2010 - 14:45
Los Angeles (August 6, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Houston Branch elections. The candidates elected from the Houston Branch are:


Robert Nelson, National Board Member, one-year term
Robert Nelson, President, three-year term
Tommy Townsend, Vice President, three-year term

Thu, 08/05/2010 - 16:35

Los Angeles (August 5, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the San Diego Branch elections.

The candidate elected from the San Diego Branch is:

Leticia Cannon, Secretary-Treasurer, two-year term

Members elected as officers are also elected as alternate national directors who may be called upon to serve at National Board meetings when the National Board member from the San Diego Branch is unavailable to attend.

Wed, 08/04/2010 - 16:50

Los Angeles (August 4, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild today released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national board elections. Ballots for all eligible members in Hollywood and New York will be mailed on August 24 with a return deadline and tabulation on September 23. Election results are expected to be announced that evening. Approximately 1/3 of the total 69 national board seats are open for election this year.

Wed, 08/04/2010 - 15:54

Los Angeles (July 28, 2010) –Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Utah Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Utah Branch include:                                                                                                                          
Anne Sward, National Board Director, three-year term
Morgan Lund, Council Member at Large, two-year term
Joey Myashima, Council Member at Large, two-year term

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