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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

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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.

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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.

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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:15

California (February 19, 2014) – On behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people whose livelihoods depend on a healthy California film and television industry, we welcome the introduction of AB 1839.

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Tue, 02/11/2014 - 09:18

Los Angeles, (Feb. 11, 2014) -- Shirley Temple Black, the 42nd Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement honoree, died Monday at the age of 85. Black captivated the world as no other child star has done before or since, and then went on to serve her country as an eminent diplomat over more than three decades.

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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.

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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.

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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."


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Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:39

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Honoring 2014’s Outstanding Performances Will be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 25, 2015

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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.

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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).

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Sat, 01/18/2014 - 17:17

Stunt Performers from “Lone Survivor” and “Game of Thrones”
are Recipients of the Honors for Outstanding Action Performances
by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles

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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.

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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®

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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:00

Ben Affleck, Sasha Alexander, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Garner, Clark Gregg, Tom Hanks, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Kerry Washington, Forest Whitaker, and Oprah Winfrey to Present at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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Tue, 01/14/2014 - 09:59

Elisabeth Röhm and Clovis Taittingerto Open the  20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Red Carpet with a Champagne Taittinger Toast

SAG Awards® to be Simulcast Saturday, Jan. 18 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT

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Fri, 01/10/2014 - 09:46

20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Red Carpet Pre-Show Streams Live on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 6 p.m. (ET) / 3p.m. (PT) on, and

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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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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 10:58

SAG Awards will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 10:00

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 31, 2013) - Stage and screen actor Joseph Ruskin died of natural causes at UCLA Santa Monica on December 28.  He was 89. 

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Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:41

SAG-AFTRA is heading to Broadway!

On Friday, Dec. 20, the union’s two separate Madison Avenue offices will shut its doors for good and reopen Jan. 6 at One Lincoln Plaza, 1900 Broadway. This new space, across from Lincoln Center, will unite staff, who have been working in two locations since the March 2012 merger. Members, who have shuffled between the 260 and 360 Madison Avenue locations will now have one convenient location to conduct all their union business.

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Wed, 12/18/2013 - 17:18

 Today, staff members at Chicago Public Media (CPM) voted to join 165,000 media and entertainment professionals in choosing SAG-AFTRA as their union.

The new bargaining unit will cover 49 public media professionals who produce, report, host and present content for WBEZ, Vocalo, Sound Opinions and CPM’s digital services. CPM employees are looking forward to negotiating a first contract. 

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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 09:14

Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)
LOS ANGELES  (Dec. 11, 2013) — Nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2013 in five film and eight television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

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Wed, 12/11/2013 - 08:58

LOS ANGELES (December 11, 2013) - The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), Hollywood’s leading charity, and PEOPLE magazine will make a $1 million multi-year gift to the Screen Actors Guild Foundation in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and to recognize the entertainment community’s charitable contributions.

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Mon, 12/09/2013 - 13:56

Actor® Awards Ceremony will be Simulcast Live
on  Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 on
TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)

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