Los Angeles (February 16, 2007)— Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator Doug Allen announced today that Ray W. Rodriguez has accepted the position of Deputy National Executive Director of Contracts, effective February 19, 2007. Rodriguez has been SAG’s deputy general counsel since March of 2004. In his new position, Rodriguez will report directly to Allen and will oversee the Guild’s contract departments, which includes the responsibility for negotiation and enforcement of all collective bargaining agreements.Read More
Los Angeles (February 16, 2007)—The following is a statement from the Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Writers Guild of America (WGA) in response to today’s announcement by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, L.A. City Council President Pro Tempore Wendy Greuel, and City Council Member Jan Perry on the findings of a City/County-commissioned study by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.Read More
Los Angeles and New York (February 15, 2007)--The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) applaud Chairman George Miller and the House Education and Labor Committee for their support of the Employee Free Choice Act (HR-800), which aims to enable workers, including writers and other creative artists, to bargain for improved wages, benefits, and working conditions by giving workers the freedom to choose whether to join a union without employer interference.Read More
Los Angeles (February 15, 2007)—In a national vote completed today, members of Screen Actors Guild voted overwhelmingly to approve a dues and initiation fee increase. The membership voted 68 percent to 32 percent in favor of the proposed structure. Twenty-seven percent of the approximately 114,000 paid-up SAG members who received ballots voted. The final vote was certified this afternoon by Integrity Voting Systems in Everett, Washington.Read More
Los Angeles (February 13, 2007)--Screen Actors Guild today announced the member launch of iActor, its free online casting directory. All active, paid-up Guild members can now upload their headshots, resumes, video clips and audio clips to create individual iActor profiles that will be searchable by casting professionals when the site launches to the industry this spring.Read More
When Screen Actors Guild’s revolutionary online casting directory iActor rolls out to casting directors and industry professionals, will you be there?
Unlike other online casting services, iActor features exclusively SAG members…making it the only site casting directors need to find professional actors.
You can display your résumé, headshots, audio clips and video reels. You can even email a copy of your résumé to anyone.
Best of all, it’s free!Read More
Los Angeles (February 9, 2007)— Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg today announced the formation of the Guild’s 75th Anniversary Task Force. The Guild will celebrate the anniversary in 2008, and plans are underway for several nationwide events.Read More
(February 9, 2007)—The following is a statement from Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) in response to today’s ruling by the Department of the Treasury (Internal Revenue Service) that participations and residual payments must be considered “production costs” for the purpose of calculating the $15 million production limit stipulated in the federal production incentive (Section 181) contained in the American JOBS Creation Act of 2004.Read More
WGA Strike Location Information for
Thursday, February 7
Guild-Wide Picket at Walt Disney Studios
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
500 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank, CA 91521
Parking options: residential streets around lot
Staff contacts: Deborah Wonder, Candice Vega, Danielle Van Lier
WGA Strike Location Information for
Friday, February 8
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Time Warner Center
Los Angeles (February 1, 2007)—Screen Actors Guild today announced that Pamela Greenwalt has been named communications executive director, effective February 26, 2007. Greenwalt comes to the Guild from ULLICO Inc. in Washington D.C. where she was vice president, corporate marketing communications.
Greenwalt will be based at the Guild’s Los Angeles national headquarters and will report to Pamm Fair, deputy national executive director.Read More
January 31, 2007 -- Starting later this month, you will be able to create your online resume, upload headshots, and upload media in the iActor area of the SAG 24/7 Web site. Here's what you need to know to get started:Read More
(January 19, 2007)---The AFL-CIO is asking union families to boycott the Blue Man Group, a theatrical production company headquartered in Las Vegas running shows concurrently in five U.S. cities: Las Vegas, Boston, New York, Chicago and Orlando. The company also produces Blue Man shows in London, Berlin and Toronto.Read More
Los Angeles (January 16, 2007)-Ballots and referendum information regarding the proposed new dues structure and important changes to the Screen Actors Guild Constitution and By-Laws were mailed today to all eligible voting members of the Guild. Returned ballots must be received by U.S. mail at the assigned P.O. Box in Everett, Washington no later than 5 p.m. (PST) on Thursday, February 15, 2007. A simple majority of those who vote in favor is required for the referendum to pass.Read More
(January 10, 2007)---Screen Actors Guild, Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Guild of Musical Artists and American Guild of Variety Artists members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for Hats! A Musical Celebration , performing at Harrah's in New Orleans, Louisiana.
SAG, AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, and AGVA members may NOT accept employment in this production without an Equity contract.Read More
Los Angeles (January 9, 2007)—Doug Allen has officially assumed the helm of Screen Actors Guild as its new national executive director and chief negotiator, as of Monday, January 8.Read More
(January 8, 2007)---Screen Actors Guild extends its full support to ACTRA and stands in solidarity with ACTRA’s membership during their strike. The Guild will vigorously resist any efforts by struck employers to relocate productions to the USA and will, to the fullest extent permitted by law, prohibit the acceptance of struck work by Guild members.Read More
Los Angeles (January 4, 2007)----Nominations for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2006 in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced today at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater.
Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg introduced Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy ) and Elijah Wood (Bobby, Happy Feet), who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors®.
To see a complete list of nominees visit www.sagawards.org.Read More
Nashville (December 11, 2006) -- FCC Chairman Martin and Commissioners Adelstein, Copps and Tate were in Nashville on December 11 holding the second in a series of public hearings designed to gauge public reaction to relaxing media consolidation rules, and Screen Actors Guild was there to weigh in.Read More
The Winter 2006 issue of Screen Actor magazine is coming soon to a mailbox near you.
Following is a sampling of what you'll find in this issue:
· A New Letter from Guild President Alan Rosenberg
· National News: The Facts on the Dues and Initiation Fee Increase Referendum; Guild Hires New National Executive Director Doug Allen, and more.
· Julie Andrews: 2006 Life Achievement Award Honoree
· SAGIndie Celebrates 10 Years
· Is Your Car a Star?
The producer of the basic cable television series Forensic Files, which airs on Court TV, is not yet signed to an agreement with Screen Actors Guild covering the terms and conditions for performers and background actors employed on the series.
Guild members are reminded of their obligation not to accept employment on any non-signatory project, as well as their obligation to confirm with the Guild that a project is signatory. Employment on any non-signatory project within the Guild's jurisdiction may subject a member to a Rule One violation.Read More
Los Angeles (December 7, 2006)--On December 12, 2006 at 10 a.m., at the offices of Screen Actors Guild ("SAG"), 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor (Bella Bruck Boardroom), Los Angeles, California, the Guild will sell, at public auction, for cash or otherwise acceptable terms, all right, title and interest of the debtor(s) in and to several motion pictures.
See official notice below.
(California Commercial Code Section 9613)Read More