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Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:27

LOS ANGELES (February 14, 2017) – SAG-AFTRA today announced the public release of a specialized member mobile application. The app is part of an ongoing innovation push by SAG-AFTRA that includes direct deposit of members’ residuals checks, the launch of a nationwide member Contact Center, and providing mobile technology for use by field staff nationwide.

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 08:44

“SAG-AFTRA’s membership includes creative professionals from all over the world. This union values equality of opportunity regardless of race, gender, creed, disability, sexual orientation or country of birth. Any public policy that enacts discrimination based on religious or national background runs absolutely counter to those values and will be vigorously resisted. This immigration policy is misguided and we will support our fellow artists every step of the way.”
 
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Sun, 01/29/2017 - 19:50

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2017) —The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2016 at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® held Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. In a ceremony attended by film and television’s leading actors, the 23rd Annual SAG Awards® was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 16:13

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2017) — The stunt performers and coordinators from “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Game of Thrones” were announced as this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards® honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles.

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 13:08

Honorees to be revealed on Sunday, Jan 29 on People, EW & TNT's SAG Awards® Red Carpet
Live Pre-Show which begins at 5:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. (PT)

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2017) — SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams will announce the honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles from the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® red carpet, SAG Awards Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today.

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 15:59

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 25, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of SAG Life Achievement Award honoree Mary Tyler Moore, who died today at the age of 80. Moore, best known for her role as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, was the 48th Life Achievement recipient and accepted the honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2012. 

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris reflected on the impact of her work.

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 16:26

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 17, 2017) – Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton will present the SAG Life Achievement Award to actor, comedian, writer, producer and all-round entertainment maverick Lily Tomlin during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today.

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 19:39

LOS ANGELES (January 6, 2017) – SAG-AFTRA has learned that Gabrielle Union and Lisa Vidal have settled their civil suit against BET and Breakdown Productions, which are subsidiaries of Viacom. The union is pleased that their case has been resolved amicably, but reaffirms that it still has a pending grievance in connection with the production of Being Mary Jane.

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 11:14

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 03, 2017) – United Airlines, Time Inc.’s People and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Champagne Taittinger, Subaru, L'Oréal Paris, FIJI Water and DOVE® Chocolate are among the dedicated corporate partners joining with the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in support of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, SAG Awards Committee Chair and SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams announced today.

Wed, 12/28/2016 - 19:42

LOS ANGELES (December 28, 2016)  — "SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of Debbie Reynolds, whose six-decade career made her a star of both the big and small screens. Reynolds, a recipient of SAG-AFTRA's SAG Life Achievement Award, died today at the age of 84.

Fri, 12/16/2016 - 10:56

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 16, 2016) – Time Inc.’s People and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) will come together to co-host the official SAG Awards® Post-Awards Gala, held immediately following the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles on a transformed Shrine Auditorium stage.

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 10:46

LOS ANGELES (Dec.13, 2016) – The Screen Actors Guild Awards® Holiday Auction benefiting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Actor Assistance programs is currently underway at saga

Tue, 11/29/2016 - 14:30

Highlights include a Red Carpet bottle signing at the 23rd Annual SAG Awards®

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 29, 2016) – The SAG-AFTRA Foundation and the Screen Actors Guild Awards® today announced Champagne Taittinger is sponsoring a new initiative that will raise additional funds for the Foundation’s critical Emergency Assistance program, which supports actors and their families in times of urgent need.

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 13:57

LOS ANGELES (November 22, 2016) – The union representing Canadian voiceover and performance capture performers has joined with SAG-AFTRA and will help prevent struck video game work from crossing the northern border.

ACTRA and SAG-AFTRA recently strengthened their cooperation for cross-border labor protections and partnered on a joint event at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Now, ACTRA has joined SAG-AFTRA in support of its strike of 11 video game corporations.

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 16:53

LOS ANGELES (November 18, 2016) – The Actors’ Equity Association has united with SAG-AFTRA and called on its membership not to accept  voiceover or performance capture work on struck titles from the 11 video game corporations during the ongoing strike.

AEA Executive Director Mary McColl called on the video game corporations to return to the bargaining table and said her union “stands in solidarity with and support of its sister union SAG-AFTRA as it fights for a fair contract for voice-over and motion-capture performers.”

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