Press Releases

Press Releases
Tue, 06/09/2009 - 17:42

Los Angeles, (June 9, 2009) – Screen Actors Guild announced today that members have voted overwhelmingly to approve its TV/Theatrical contracts by a vote of 78 percent to 22 percent.

The two-year successor agreement covers film and digital television programs, motion pictures and new media productions. The pact becomes effective at 12:01 a.m. June 10, 2009 and expires June 30, 2011.

The contracts provide more than $105 million in wages, increased pension contributions, and other gains and establishes a template for SAG coverage of new media formats.

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Mon, 06/08/2009 - 11:08

Los Angeles, (June 7, 2009) - The Equal Employment Opportunities Committees of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), and the Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee of Screen Actors Guild (SAG)  are delighted to announce the 7th annual Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards, honoring actor and activist George Takei; actor, writer and teacher Dr. Victoria Ann Lewis; dancer Cheryl Burke; and stand-up comedian/storyteller Charlie Hill. The event will be held on June 29, 2009 at 7 p.m.

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Tue, 06/02/2009 - 12:33

Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker to Welcome SAG Leaders

Atlanta, GA (June 2, 2009) – The leadership of the Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division (RBD) will meet for their annual board meeting June 6-7 in Atlanta, Georgia. The RBD includes 20 Branches spanning from Boston to Hawaii. Nearly 24,000 Screen Actors Guild members who work in film and television live in the regional branches.

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Fri, 05/29/2009 - 17:34

Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Sally Field and Tom Hanks Sign Statement of Support for a
YES Vote on the Tentative TV/Theatrical Agreements

Los Angeles, (May 29, 2009)
- Screen Actors Guild today announced the names of 500 members who are among the first to sign SAG’s new “Statement of Support” in securing ratification of the tentative TV/Theatrical agreements. The signers include Academy Award™ winners George Clooney, Sally Field and Tom Hanks.

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Thu, 05/21/2009 - 16:48

Los Angeles (May 21, 2009) —In nationwide voting completed today, members of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have overwhelmingly approved new three-year successor agreements to the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Television Commercials Contract and the2006 AFTRA Television and Radio Commercials Contracts .

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Mon, 05/18/2009 - 13:53

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD MEMBERS APPEAR IN “I’M VOTING YES” VIDEO
Members Encourage Solidarity on Tentative TV/Theatrical Agreement, Ballots Mail Tuesday

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Fri, 05/15/2009 - 12:21

***MEDIA ALERT***

Actors Volunteer to Stuff Thousands of USO Care Packages
for U.S. Service Men and Women Overseas

SAG Members Join Forces with Hundreds of
Northrop Grumman Employees on Aircraft Assembly Line
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Event: Saturday, May 16 -- Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

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Wed, 05/13/2009 - 16:01

Washington, (May, 14, 2009) - The stars of stage and screen – actors, musicians, Broadway performers, comedians, writers and crew – are coming out in support of the Employee Free Choice Act through a new online video called “Artists4WorkersChoice.”  Many have Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards and nominations, and they have one thing in common – they’re all union members, and they all share the experience of working every day for a living, struggling to find jobs and pay the bills.

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Tue, 05/05/2009 - 11:57

Musical Gala United Singers and the Composing Community

May 5, 2009 (Los Angeles)
--- The Screen Actors Guild Hollywood Singers Committee paid tribute to award-winning “Hairspray” composer and lyricist Marc Shaiman on Monday night at the Writers Guild Theater. SAG’s “Meet the Composer II” event celebrated the achievements of Oscar-nominated, and Emmy and Tony Award-winning Shaiman, as well as the contributions of the SAG singers’ community to the art of film and television.

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Thu, 04/30/2009 - 14:13

Screen Actors Guild Honors Members Featured in SAG Films at the
25th Annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

SAG to Announce New Report on the
Asian Pacific Islander Market and the Entertainment Industry

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Mon, 04/27/2009 - 17:23

Los Angeles, (April 27, 2009) –Screen Actors Guild members were at the forefront of Saturday’s community picket that defended the rights of carwash workers.

Boycott at the Vermont Hand Wash in the Los Feliz community

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Thu, 04/23/2009 - 17:22

***MEDIA ALERT***

Actor Esai Morales and Other Screen Actors Guild Members to
Picket Vermont Hand Wash on Saturday

Boycott Part of Ongoing Protest Against Deplorable Working Conditions at Four Area Carwashes
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Event:  Saturday, April 25, 12-2 p.m. – Vermont Hand Wash

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Sun, 04/19/2009 - 17:29

Los Angeles (April 19, 2009) - The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today voted 53.38 percent to 46.62 percent to approve and recommend to members, new, two-year successor agreements to the 2005 Producer-Screen Actors Guild Codified Basic Agreement and 2005 Screen Actors Guild Television Agreement.

The proposed agreement, covering actors in motion pictures and television delivers 3.5% effective annual increases comprised of a 3% wage increase and a .5% pension and health contribution increase upon ratification, and a 3.5% wage increase in year two.

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Sat, 04/18/2009 - 11:19

LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK (April 18, 2009)-Meeting by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York, the Joint SAG-AFTRA National Board today voted unanimously to approve and recommend to members, new three-year successor agreements to the 2006 AFTRA Television and Radio Commercials Contracts and the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Television Commercials Contract.

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Sat, 04/18/2009 - 10:55

LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK (April 18, 2009)—Meeting by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York, the Joint SAG-AFTRA National Board today voted unanimously to approve and recommend to members, new three-year successor agreements to the 2006 AFTRA Television and Radio Commercials Contracts and the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Television Commercials Contract.

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Fri, 04/17/2009 - 11:54

Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers Reach Tentative Agreement on TV/Theatrical Deal

LOS ANGELES (April 17, 2009)
– The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild today announced that the parties have reached tentative agreement on successor agreements to the Producer-Screen Actors Guild Codified Basic Agreement.

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Mon, 04/06/2009 - 13:47

LOS ANGELES (April 06, 2009) -– The key deadlines and events leading up to the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® -- the night that actors honor their own -- were announced today by SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams. The prestigious industry event annually honors outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television, including the distinctive ensemble awards.

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Thu, 04/02/2009 - 11:02

May 4, 2009 Gala To Unite Singers and The Composing Community

Los Angeles, (April 2, 2009)
- The Screen Actors Guild Hollywood Singers Committee announces the forthcoming “Meet the Composer II” to be held on Monday, May 4, 2009, at the Writers Guild of America Theater, 135 S. Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, California. A 6:30-7:30 p.m. cocktail hour with wine and hors d'oeuvres will be followed by an onstage presentation with composer Marc Shaiman and special performances featuring SAG singers and special guests.

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Wed, 04/01/2009 - 03:44

JOINT NEWS RELEASE OF SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AND
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TELEVISION AND RADIO ARTISTS (AFTRA)

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Tue, 03/31/2009 - 10:53

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 - 08:24

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 - 15:58

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 - 13:48

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 - 10:35

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 - 20:35

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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