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Sun, 09/29/2013 - 17:10

 

SAG-AFTRA Inaugural National Convention Concludes with Officer Speeches, United for Our Future

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Sun, 09/29/2013 - 11:51

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 29, 2013) --- Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris welcomed delegates Saturday for day three of the SAG-AFTRA National Convention and congratulated Friday's George Heller Award recipients, actor David Hartley-Margolin and Washington–Mid Atlantic Executive Director Patricia O’Donnell.

Visiting from Washington, D.C. was Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez., who thanked the leadership for their work during an exciting time for the union.
 

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Sat, 09/28/2013 - 11:53

Los Angeles (Sept. 28, 2013) –On Friday, the second day of SAG-AFTRA’s National Convention mixed business with educational opportunities for delegates.

The day’s business started with a video greeting from National President Ken Howard, who apologized for missing today’s sessions but who was working on a project and unable to attend. In Howard’s absence, the gavel was turned over to newly elected Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris who thanked the delegates for electing her and welcomed to the dais the seven newly elected vice presidents.

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Sat, 09/28/2013 - 10:57

Los Angeles (Sept. 28, 2013) –On Friday, the second day of SAG-AFTRA’s National Convention mixed business with educational opportunities for delegates.

The day’s business started with a video greeting from National President Ken Howard, who apologized for missing today’s sessions but who was working on a project and unable to attend. In Howard’s absence, the gavel was turned over to newly elected Executive Vice President Gabrielle Carteris who thanked the delegates for electing her and welcomed to the dais the seven newly elected vice presidents.

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Fri, 09/27/2013 - 15:46

About a third of respondents believed that casting directors,
directors, and producers may be biased against LGBT performers

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Thu, 09/26/2013 - 21:15

Inaugural SAG-AFTRA Convention Elects Officers, Hosts AFL-CIO President Trumka

Los Angeles (Sept. 26, 2013) — AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka kicked off the first day of SAG-AFTRA’s national convention today, setting the stage for the entertainment and media union’s most important governance event since merger.

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Thu, 09/26/2013 - 15:21

Los Angeles (Sept. 26, 2013)—SAG-AFTRA today announced that Gabrielle Carteris has been elected as executive vice president of the union. Carteris was elected to the two-year term at the inaugural SAG-AFTRA Convention in Los Angeles. Her term begins immediately.

A total of 303 ballots were cast in the election that consisted of three candidates. Carteris received 66.5 percent of the vote, Mike Hodge received 23.22 percent, Jane Austin received 10.28 percent. Millie Wright was also a candidate. 

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Tue, 09/24/2013 - 13:56

Los Angeles (Sept. 24, 2013) – SAG-AFTRA will present a wide array of 20 professional development programs, as well as a special keynote panel, at its inaugural national convention taking place Sept. 26-29 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.

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Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:55

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 24, 2013) --- SAG-AFTRA today announced its recipients for the first SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards. The awards are scheduled to take place on Friday, Sept. 27 as part of the Celebration event honoring SAG-AFTRA’s inaugural convention. The Inaugural National Convention Celebration is a dinner event with host Mary Hart (Entertainment Tonight). The evening includes entertainment and a special musical performance led by Dorian Holley (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno).

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Thu, 09/19/2013 - 13:56

Los Angeles (Sept. 19, 2013) – Union leaders, delegates and special guests will converge on Southern California for the inaugural SAG-AFTRA national convention, taking place Sept. 26-29 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.  

With the theme of United for Our Future, the convention brings together hundreds of member delegates, including national officers, national board members, local presidents and members from around the country to discuss and decide on items vital to the future of the union.

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Thu, 09/19/2013 - 13:39

SAG-AFTRA Special Presentation of Ground-Breaking Study
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity in the Industry:
Experiences and Perspectives of SAG-AFTRA Members
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Press Check-in: 1 p.m. PT/ Presentation begins: 1:30 p.m. PT
Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 – Los Angeles

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Tue, 09/10/2013 - 13:25

Austin Actors Conservatory Script to Screen Team
presents Live from the Boneyard Film Script
Novelist, Agent, Attorney Mike Farris Shares his Latest

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Thu, 08/15/2013 - 20:28

New York (August 16, 2013) – On August 15, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the New York Local election was conducted.

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Thu, 08/15/2013 - 18:33

Los Angeles (August 15, 2013) – On August 15, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Los Angeles Local election was conducted.  For final results of the Local President, Local Vice President, Local Board Member and Nati

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Thu, 08/15/2013 - 16:49

Los Angeles (August 15, 2013) — SAG-AFTRA today announced the results of elections for its top two elected positions. Members have re-elected Ken Howard and Amy Aquino to lead the union. Howard will serve as the first elected national president of SAG-AFTRA and Aquino as its first elected secretary-treasurer. Both previously served the Screen Actors Guild for two consecutive terms prior to merger, and each served respectively as co-president and co-secretary-treasurer of SAG-AFTRA following the merger in 2012. Their two-year terms begin today.

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Wed, 08/14/2013 - 11:10

Los Angeles (August 14, 2013) - On August 13, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the San Diego Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

Don Ahles*- National Board Member - Two-Year Term

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Tue, 08/13/2013 - 16:32

Los Angeles (August 13, 2013) - On August 13, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Philadelphia Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

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Mon, 08/12/2013 - 16:04

Los Angeles (August 12, 2013) - On August 12, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Seattle Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

Abby Dylan* - National Board Member - Two-Year Term

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Mon, 08/12/2013 - 15:09

Los Angeles (August 12, 2013) - On Monday, August 12, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Arizona-Utah Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

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Mon, 08/12/2013 - 15:03

Los Angeles (August 12, 2013) - On August 12, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Washington – Mid Atlantic Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.
 

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Mon, 08/12/2013 - 08:17

Los Angeles (August 11, 2013) - On August 9, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the New England Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

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Fri, 08/09/2013 - 15:37

Los Angeles (August 9, 2013) - On August 9, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the New Mexico Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

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Thu, 08/08/2013 - 08:34

Los Angeles (August 8, 2013) - On August 7, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Colorado Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

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Wed, 08/07/2013 - 14:04

Los Angeles (August 7, 2013) – On Wednesday, August 07, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Ohio-Pittsburgh Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

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