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Tue, 03/31/2009 - 11:53

Los Angeles, (March 31, 2009) - Attention conference attendees: Kindly ignore that blood-curdling scream. It’s just a professional voice actor demonstrating the many ways to die in a videogame. 

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Tue, 03/31/2009 - 09:24

SAG Awards® will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010

LOS ANGELES (April 22, 2009) -– The 4,200 Screen Actors Guild members who will determine the nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for this year’s outstanding performances in film and primetime television were drawn by random sample today, announced SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams.

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Mon, 03/30/2009 - 16:58

Los Angeles, (April 6, 2009) – Connie Stevens, secretary-treasurer of Screen Actors Guild, was honored on Sunday, April 5, with the American Spirit Award from the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers and Directors at their Annual Caucus Honors Dinner in Beverly Hills.

“I am grateful to the Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors for presenting me with this honor,” Stevens said about the award. “I am humbled to be recognized by my peers for my service to the entertainment community.”

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Mon, 03/30/2009 - 14:48

Los Angeles, (March 31, 2009) – "As Mr. Worth and the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace know, and as the Wall Street Journal recently confirmed, the Employee Free Choice Act does not remove the secret ballot provision from the process.

It does give all workers the opportunity to join a union without the threat of employer coercion or intimidation.

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Fri, 03/27/2009 - 11:35

Los Angeles (March 27, 2009) — Screen Actors Guild today announced that Damon Romine has been named director of communications effective April 1, 2009.  Romine comes to the Guild from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) where he served as director of entertainment media.

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Sat, 02/21/2009 - 21:35

Los Angeles, (February 21, 2009) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today voted 73% to 27% to “reject the AMPTPs last, best and final offer dated February 19, 2009.”

We entered this round of negotiations sending an unmistakably clear message that we were ready to make a deal. In an effort to put the town back to work, our negotiator agreed to modify the Guild’s bargaining position to bring the Guild in line with the deals made by our sister unions.

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Thu, 02/19/2009 - 19:44

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the following statement:

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Tue, 02/10/2009 - 13:16

Screen Actors Guild and Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers to Meet

Los Angeles (February 10, 2009)
--  Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to meet on February 17 and 18, at the AMPTP offices in Sherman Oaks, California.

We will have no further comment about the meeting.

Contact:

Jesse Hiestand, AMPTP
(818) 935-5941
Jesse@tw.amptp.org

Pam Greenwalt, SAG
(323) 440-2892

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Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:38

On Saturday, February 7, the Joint National Board of Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists met in videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York and approved by an overwhelming majority a package of proposals for the changes to the AFTRA Television and Radio Commercials Contracts and SAG Television Commercials Contract. The SAG and AFTRA Commercials Contracts will be bargained under the terms of the Phase One Agreement that applies to the Commercials Contracts negotiations only.

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Thu, 02/05/2009 - 13:33

Los Angeles, (February 5, 2009) – Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Chalfant today denied in full the request for a temporary restraining order seeking to invalidate the SAG national board majority’s written assent of January 26, 2009.

The Judge denied the order on the grounds that the Plaintiffs had no probability of success on the merits of their claims.

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Tue, 02/03/2009 - 17:37

Los Angeles, (February 3, 2009) -- Attorneys for Screen Actors Guild specially appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court this morning in response to notice of an ex parte application for an injunction regarding the written assent of January 26, 2009.

After hearing from attorneys for plaintiffs Alan Rosenberg, Anne-Marie Johnson, Diane Ladd, and Kent McCord, as well as SAG counsel, the court held that the notice and application for the injunction, as well as the underlying complaint, were procedurally defective and refused to issue the injunction at this time.

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Mon, 02/02/2009 - 23:20

Los Angeles, (February 2, 2009) – Screen Actors Guild today notified the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers that the Guild had received a notice of intent to file a complaint tomorrow.

In light of this circumstance, both parties have agreed to a postponement of their meeting and will reschedule at a later date.

Screen Actors Guild has no further comment on the notice of intent received today or the postponement of tomorrow’s meeting.

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Wed, 01/28/2009 - 20:28

Los Angeles (January 28, 2009) --  Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers will meet February 3 and 4, at the AMPTP offices in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

We will have no further comment about the meeting.

Mon, 01/26/2009 - 22:09

The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors by written assent today terminated the employment of Doug Allen and appointed former Guild general counsel David White to replace him as interim national executive director. The board further appointed longtime Guild senior advisor John T. McGuire as chief negotiator.

The board also disbanded the TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee and directed that it be replaced with a Taskforce directed to complete these negotiations on behalf of the board of directors.

All actions are effective immediately.

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Sun, 01/25/2009 - 20:39

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 25, 2009) - Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2008 at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The 15th 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

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Sun, 01/25/2009 - 18:13

Los Angeles and New York (January 25, 2009)—The National Boards of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) have worked with the AFL-CIO to establish a framework in which the two unions will negotiate the AFTRA Television and Radio Recorded Commercials Contracts and the SAG Television Commercials Contract under the rules of an expanded Phase One Agreement.

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Sun, 01/25/2009 - 09:57

Los Angeles and New York (January 25, 2009)—The National Boards of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) have worked with the AFL-CIO to establish a framework in which the two unions will negotiate the AFTRA Television and Radio Recorded Commercials Contracts and the SAG Television Commercials Contract under the rules of an expanded Phase One Agreement.

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Fri, 01/23/2009 - 12:19

Screen Actors Guild has taken no action to suspend the national board of directors’ October 19 resolution regarding the strike authorization referendum.

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Fri, 01/16/2009 - 12:29

Los Angeles (January 16, 2009) -- Screen Actors Guild today announced that in light of the over 800 productions signed to Guaranteed Completion Contracts, SAG’s National Board of Directors has determined that the GCCs have served their purpose and has decided to discontinue offering GCCs.

Screen Actors Guild will continue signing independent productions to the terms of the 2005 Codified Basic Agreement for Independent Producers.

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Thu, 01/15/2009 - 20:04

Los Angeles (January 15, 2009) -- Screen Actors Guild today released the following message for distributors and Screen Actors Guild signatories in response to press reports that studio-affiliated distributors have raised concerns about their potential obligations as distributors of motion pictures produced under Guaranteed Completion Contracts in the event of a SAG work stoppage.

SAG’s message to distributors was mailed today from the office of SAG National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Doug Allen. The message follows:

“January 15, 2009

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Thu, 01/15/2009 - 19:18

Screen Actors Guild acknowledges the passing of Ricardo Montalbán, who died January 14 at 88. Montalbán was a dedicated Screen Actors Guild member who served on the National Board (1960-71; third vice president, 1965-68 and 1969-71) and Guild committees. As a founder of Nosotros, he was an early activist for realistic portrayals of Latin characters on screen, which dovetailed with SAG’s own evolving diversity efforts. He was awarded the 1993 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for his work both on and off camera. 

 

Wed, 01/14/2009 - 16:46

It has come to the Guild's attention that some distributors of Guild-covered projects have expressed concerns about risks associated with distributing projects covered by GCAs in the event of a Guild work stoppage. As you know, one of the benefits of being signatory to a Guild GCA is the assurance that any work stoppage would not affect the continued production of the picture.

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Tue, 01/13/2009 - 17:13

Los Angeles, (January 13, 2009) -- SAG National President Alan Rosenberg sent the following message to Screen Actors Guild national board members and alternates today:

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Fri, 01/09/2009 - 14:11

A Message From SAG President Alan Rosenberg regarding the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Fri, 01/02/2009 - 21:48

The following message is the second in a series of responses to members questions at recent Town Hall meetings and sent to us via email. Please watch for additional messages over the coming weeks.

Know the Facts!
  

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