Press Releases

Press Releases
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, 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.

About the Screen Actors Guild Foundation

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.

Wed, 03/24/2010 - 11:17

(March 24, 2010) — The following letter was delivered to President Obama and other members of his administration urging global intellectual property protection in the digital environment. Signers of the letter included SAG, AFTRA, DGA, IATSE, MPAA, RIAA, AFM and other entertainment organizations.


President Barack Obama
The President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500


Dear Mr. President:

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 15:04

Los Angeles and New York, (March 13, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today approved 78 percent to 22 percent a joint bargaining agreement with American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) for the negotiation of successor agreements for the contracts covering theatrical motion pictures and primetime dramatic television. The AFTRA National Board of Directors previously approved joint bargaining at its meeting February 27, 2010.

The motion was approved and reads:

Tue, 03/02/2010 - 14:37

Orlando, Mar. 2, 2010 – The AFL-CIO Executive Council, at its meeting today in Orlando, unanimously adopted a statement on the subject of the theft of intellectual property. Submitted to the Council by the Department of Professional Employees on behalf of the entertainment unions and guilds affiliated with the AFL-CIO, the statement offers a detailed analysis of the harm done to U.S. workers by piracy. The statement said, in part, “Motion pictures, television, sound recordings and other entertainment are a vibrant part of the U.S. economy.

Mon, 03/01/2010 - 09:59

Out of Silence: Readings From the Afghan Women’s Writing Project

Presented by the Women’s Committees of SAG, AFTRA & WGA, West with PGA and Women In Film International Committee in Honor of International Women’s Day

Los Angeles (March 1, 2010) - Hollywood unions, guilds and organizations will unite in support of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2010 with Out of Silence: Readings from The Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

Sat, 01/23/2010 - 19:20

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 23, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2009 at the “16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The “16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” was simulcast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m., ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT.

Sat, 01/23/2010 - 19:01

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 23, 2010) - The stunt performers and coordinators from “Star Trek” and “24” are recipients of this year’s Screen Actors Guild’s honors for Film and Television Stunt Ensembles, it was announced today from the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® red carpet by Screen Actors Guild Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Awards Committee member Scott Bakula. The announcement was made on the live SAG Awards® red carpet pre-show webcast on and which streams from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. PT.

Fri, 01/22/2010 - 16:18

Los Angeles (January 13, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild joins the world community in extending its deepest sympathies to the Haitian people.

“Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck their island on Tuesday," said Screen Actors Guild President Ken Howard. “This tragedy reminds us, no matter where we call home, that the human struggle is a shared one.”

Fri, 01/22/2010 - 10:42

“Do these glasses make my butt look 3D?” said the woman next to me at the Samsung booth. We were both wearing dorky-looking active shutter 3D shades and checking out the latest 3D televisions on display at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, held in January.

The show hosts more than 113,000 people for five days of panels, press conferences, events and exhibits spread over show space that’s equivalent to more than 32 football fields.

Fri, 01/22/2010 - 09:43

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 22, 2010) –  Christina Applegate, Simon Baker, Benjamin Bratt, Morgan Freeman, Kate Hudson, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren, Mo’Nique, Gabourey Sidibe and Christoph Waltz will be presenters at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today. 

Thu, 01/21/2010 - 09:55

"Glee" Sheet Music, "Crazy Heart" Photo Book, "Up In The Air" Luggage, Golf with an Actor, Dinner at Lucques, Six-Liter Dry Creek Vineyard Cuvee, Three-Liter Champagne Tattinger, Set Visits, Nominee and Recipient Signed Memorabilia Now Available to the Public at

Tue, 01/19/2010 - 13:07

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 19, 2010) –  Sigourney Weaver, Justin Timberlake, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Jeremy Renner, Carey Mulligan, Anthony Mackie, Anna Kendrick, Felicity Huffman and Brian Geraghty will be presenters at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Jeff Margolis announced today.  They join previously announced presenters Alec Baldwin, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, Michelle Monaghan, Chris O’Donnell, Anna Paquin, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci in honoring their colleagues at this year’s Actors® ceremony.

Tue, 01/19/2010 - 13:03

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 19, 2010) –  The Actor® statuettes, which this year’s 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honorees will receive for outstanding performances in 2009 in five film and eight primetime television categories, have been cast in solid bronze at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California.

Thu, 01/14/2010 - 15:38

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 14, 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:

Tue, 01/12/2010 - 10:42

Los Angeles (Jan. 12, 2010) – The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), 7 p.m. (CT) and 6 p.m. (MT). An encore presentation will air on TNT at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). (Viewers watching via satellite or in HD should check local listings.) Preceding the SAG Awards® ceremony will be the premiere of “TNT and PEOPLE Magazine Present the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® RED CARPET SHOW” at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), 6:30 p.m. (CT) and 5:30 p.m.