Press Releases

Press Releases
Wed, 07/28/2010 - 16:29

Los Angeles (July 28, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Nashville Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Nashville Branch include:

 Michael Montgomery,  President two-year term  
 Cece DuBois, Vice President, two-year term  
 Carla Christina Contreras, Secretary/Treasurer, two-year term  
 David Clyde Carr, Council Member at Large, two-year term  

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 16:24

Los Angeles (July 28, 2010) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Florida Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Florida Branch include:
 
Nancy Duerr, National Board Member, three year term  
Steve Gladstone, President, two year term  
Ellen Wacher, Vice President, two year term  
Patrick Mickler,  Recording Secretary, two year term  
Matt Simpson, Council Member at Large, three year term  

Wed, 07/28/2010 - 15:26

LOS ANGELES (July 28, 2010) – The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists, today announced that on July 30 Mary Cavallaro will lead the union’s News and Broadcast Department as Assistant National Executive Director for News and Broadcast. Debra Osofsky, the union’s current National Director for News and Broadcast, will step down on July 30.

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 18:39

Los Angeles (July 27, 2009) - Screen Actors Guild  today announced election results for the Portland Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Portland Branch include:

Doug Baldwin, Council Member at Large (three-year term)  
Helena De Crespo, Council Member at Large (three-year term) 
George Fosgate, Council Member at Large (three-year term)  
Michelle Mariana, Council Member at Large (three-year term)

Tue, 07/27/2010 - 18:35

Los Angeles (July 27, 2010) — Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Seattle Branch elections. Candidates elected from the Seattle Branch include:
 
Abby Dylan, National Board Member (three-year term)
Alex Terzieff, Council Member at Large (two-year term)
Gary Schwartz, Council Member at Large (two-year term)
Rik Deskin, Council Member at Large (two-year term)
Lashon Watson, Council Member at Large (two-year term)

Thu, 07/22/2010 - 16:07

**MEDIA ALERT***

Screen Actors  Guild Celebrates 20th Anniversary of ADA

Screening of “Sympathy for  Delicious”  
Part of Daylong ADA Anniversary Celebration at Los  Angeles City  Hall
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Event:  Monday, July 26 – Los Angeles City Hall

Wed, 07/21/2010 - 15:22

LOS ANGELES (July 21, 2010) – The Administrative Committee of the National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) – a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists – met today for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

Fri, 07/16/2010 - 15:31

PITTSBURGH (July 16, 2010) — The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) - a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists - announced today that in an election held on June 30, 2010, the on-air employees at Hearst Station WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh voted for representation by AFTRA. The election results were certified on July 14 by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Wed, 07/14/2010 - 15:28

NEW ORLEANS (July 14, 2010)—Roberta Reardon, National President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) – a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists – responded today to the U.S. Coast Guard’s announcement on July 12 that the media will have “clear, unfettered access” to the 65-foot “safety zone” around protective booms that stretch along 560 miles of the Gulf coast:

Mon, 07/12/2010 - 12:17

SAG Awards® Nominees will be Announced on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 and SAG Awards® Ceremonies will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday Jan. 30, 2011

Los Angeles (July 12, 2010) – Submissions of performances for consideration for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations opened today and will close on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. (PST), it was announced today by SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams.

Thu, 07/01/2010 - 15:24

Union Delegation Attends Briefing at BP Learning Center in Louisiana

LOS ANGELES AND NEW ORLEANS (July 1, 2010)—The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists, today announced that the union has launched an initiative to monitor reports of denial of access and censorship of the story of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and its aftermath.

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 15:11

LOS ANGELES (June 22, 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:

Wed, 06/09/2010 - 08:30

LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2010) - The Frank Nelson Sick and Benefit Fund of the Los Angeles Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO) – a national union of more than 70,000 professional performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists today announced that former Los Angeles Laker and NBA Coach of the Year Byron Scott will host AFTRA’s Inaugural Frank Nelson Fund Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, July 19, 2010, at the Mountain Gate County Club.

Fri, 06/04/2010 - 08:28

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 4, 2010) – The Los Angeles Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA, AFL-CIO), a national union of more than 70,000 performers, recording artists and broadcast journalists, today announced the 2010 election results for the AFTRA Los Angeles Board of Directors.

Mon, 05/24/2010 - 17:14

LOS ANGELES (May 24, 2010) – Screen Actors Guild today announced that Gloria Stuart and Paul Napier have been selected to receive the Hollywood Division’s prestigious Ralph Morgan Award, the highest service award given by the Hollywood Division. The honor will be bestowed Saturday, June 19 as part of the Annual Hollywood Division Membership Meeting at the Sportsmen’s Lodge.

Sun, 05/23/2010 - 12:28

Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2010) — The nation’s top union leader, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, addressed leaders from the Screen Actors Guild Regional Branch Division (RBD) at their annual board meeting Saturday in Washington, D.C. The RBD includes 20 Branches spanning from Boston to Hawaii. Nearly 28,000 Screen Actors Guild members who work in film and television live in the regional branches.

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.

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