Press Releases

Press Releases
Thu, 09/27/2007 - 07:38

Los Angeles (September 27, 2007)– In response to a formal joint letter sent today to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin from House Subcommittee on Telecommunications Chairman Edward J. Markey and House Subcommittee on Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Henry A.

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Wed, 09/26/2007 - 23:00
CHARLES DURNING HONORED WITH 2007 SCREEN ACTORS GUILD LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 44th Annual Accolade to be Presented During the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 Please click here for full press release.
Fri, 09/21/2007 - 14:38

September 21, 2007

Dear Screen Actors Guild Member:

On September 4, 2007, Screen Actors Guild joined film industry unions, small businesses and the Film & Television Action Committee (FTAC) to file a petition under Section 301(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The petition argues that Canadian film subsidies violate trade law, and that American entertainment industry workers have been significantly harmed by incentives designed to lure media production from the United States to Canada.

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Fri, 09/21/2007 - 13:15

September 21, 2007

Dear Screen Actors Guild Member:

On September 4, 2007, Screen Actors Guild joined film industry unions, small businesses and the Film & Television Action Committee (FTAC) to file a petition under Section 301(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The petition argues that Canadian film subsidies violate trade law, and that American entertainment industry workers have been significantly harmed by incentives designed to lure media production from the United States to Canada.

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Thu, 09/20/2007 - 14:24

Guild Also Announces Results of National Board Elections

Los Angeles (September 20, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild today announced results of elections for its top two elected positions. Alan Rosenberg will serve a second term as Screen Actors Guild President and Connie Stevens, who ran unopposed, will continue as secretary-treasurer. Both will serve two year terms beginning September 25.

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Thu, 09/20/2007 - 07:24

TMZ is a Non-AFTRA Production

Los Angeles (September 20, 2007) --- Screen Actors Guild members are hereby advised that American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) does NOT have a contract for TMZ, a broadcast syndication “infotainment” TV series produced by TMZ Productions, Inc., A.K.A. Harvey Levin Productions, Inc. and hosted by Harvey Levin.

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Wed, 09/19/2007 - 04:12

Los Angeles (September 19, 2007) – The following statement was issued today from Screen Actors Guild’s Young Performers Committee.

“As the reality show Kid Nation debuts tonight—claiming to show children building a better world—here is the true reality: Kid Nation has taken a step backwards in terms of children’s rights.

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Fri, 09/14/2007 - 07:19

Los Angeles (September 14, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild is proud to announce the use of Guild talent in the highly anticipated webisodic production quarterlife, set to debut November 11 on MySpaceTV.com.

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Sun, 09/09/2007 - 13:48

REMARKS OF ABBY DYLAN
Screen Actors Guild SAG National Board of Directors
Chair, SAG Regional Branch Division Legislative Committee

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING ON MEDIA OWNERSHIP

Seattle, Washington
November 9, 2007

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Wed, 09/05/2007 - 15:19

Screen Actors Guild Press Conference – September 5, 2007

Good Morning. I’m Gretchen Koerner – an actor, a Screen Actors Guild member and the Chair of the Screen Actors Guild National Legislative Committee.

“Americans Lose Jobs.”

We’ve become so used to hearing it that it is no longer a headline. Well, I am saying it to you again today -- before it becomes a punch line.

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Tue, 09/04/2007 - 07:23

Washington D.C. (September 4, 2007) — Screen Actors Guild signed on to a petition under Section 301(a) of the Trade Act of 1974 filed with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative challenging Canadian film incentives. The petition argues that American entertainment industry workers have been significantly harmed by the incentives designed to lure media production from the United States to Canada.

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Thu, 08/23/2007 - 13:14

WILL ONE OF THEM BE YOURS?
If it is, you'll be featured in an online gallery on the sag.org website and in Screen Actor magazine.

Screen Actors Guild is pleased to offer our talented members the chance to go from download to debut. Become one of the Faces of iActor, a diverse ensemble of Guild talent that will be profiled on the SAG Web site and appear in educational outreach efforts for iActor. All Screen Actors Guild members in good standing qualify to participate in the Faces of iActor opportunity.

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Thu, 08/23/2007 - 11:23

WILL ONE OF THEM BE YOURS?

If it is, you'll be featured in an online gallery on the sag.org website and in Screen Actor magazine.

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Tue, 08/21/2007 - 15:12

Los Angeles (August 21, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild announced today it has mailed out national election ballots to its members. All ballots must be returned to the assigned post office box by 6:30 a.m. (PDT) September 20. Elections results are expected to be announced that evening.

Members who do not receive a ballot or wish to request a replacement ballot may call Screen Actors Guild’s Membership Department at (323) 549-6787.

Mon, 08/20/2007 - 23:00
Los Angeles (August 21, 2007) – Actor Robert Guillaume became the fifth recipient of the Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Award on August 20. The Equal Ethnic Opportunities committees of Screen Actors Guild, the Actors Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists jointly selected the Tony and Emmy award-winning actor for his work both on and off screen.Read More
Thu, 08/16/2007 - 07:38

Los Angeles (August 16, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild today announced the promotion of Rebecca Yee to national director of affirmative action/diversity and senior equal employment opportunity counsel effective August 27, 2007. Yee will head the Guild’s Affirmative Action/Diversity Department and will report to SAG General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland.

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Tue, 08/14/2007 - 07:19

The Constitution was amended on July 28, 2007 by the SAG National Board of Directors to: 1) make provisions consistent with the recent dues referendum and 2) update the term “sexual preference” to “sexual orientation, or gender identity”.

The National Board approved amendments to Article IV., Section 7.C. and Article XIV., Section 3.f.

Mon, 08/06/2007 - 23:00
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Thu, 08/02/2007 - 13:48

Los Angeles (August 21, 2007) – Actor Robert Guillaume became the fifth recipient of the Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Award on August 20. The Equal Ethnic Opportunities committees of Screen Actors Guild, the Actors Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists jointly selected the Tony and Emmy award-winning actor for his work both on and off screen.

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Tue, 07/31/2007 - 14:15

Los Angeles (July 31, 2007) – Marcia Smith, executive director of the SAG Foundation, reported that one-hundred scholarships at $4,000.00 each were awarded to members and children of members for the 2007 scholarship competition.

The Dales Scholarship Program was established in 1973 to honor John L. Dales, who served as Screen Actors Guild Executive Secretary for 37 years. Since 1974, 943 scholarships have been granted to members and children of members to assist them in pursuing their educational goals.

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Tue, 07/31/2007 - 13:38

Member Caucuses to be held in Miami, Chicago, New York & Hollywood on August 16

All paid-up* Guild members who have worked in New Media productions for the Internet and Mobile Devices or have seen their work exhibited on these platforms are urged to attend.

It is very important that the Joint New Media Subcommittee begins to understand member needs in this area. Your participation is vital to the future of the TV/Theatrical contract.

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Tue, 07/31/2007 - 13:12

Los Angeles (July 31, 2007) - Marcia Smith, executive director of the SAG Foundation, reported that one-hundred scholarships at $4,000.00 each were awarded to members and children of members for the 2007 scholarship competition.

The Dales Scholarship Program was established in 1973 to honor John L. Dales, who served as Screen Actors Guild Executive Secretary for 37 years. Since 1974, 943 scholarships have been granted to members and children of members to assist them in pursuing their educational goals.

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Wed, 07/25/2007 - 09:23

Los Angeles (July 25, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild today released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national officer and national board elections. National president and secretary-treasurer positions are up for election, both of which carry two-year terms. Approximately 1/3 of the total 69 national board seats are open for election this year.

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Mon, 07/16/2007 - 07:28

Submissions to be Accepted Online or by Mail

14th Annual SAG Awards™ will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008

Los Angeles, California – Submissions for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, July 16, and continue until 5 p.m. (PST), Tuesday, Oct. 30, it was announced today by SAG AwardsTM Committee Chair Yale Summers.

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