Press Releases

Press Releases
Thu, 02/01/2007 - 09:40

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.

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Wed, 01/31/2007 - 12:02

Register with iActor, Screen Actors Guild's Free Online Casting Directory

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:

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Wed, 01/31/2007 - 08:28

(Chamber Music Plus, Orchestra New England, Producers, Harry Clark, Artistic Director)

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Fri, 01/19/2007 - 11:58

(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.

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Mon, 01/15/2007 - 12:23

Ballots to be Returned No Later Than February 15, 2007

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.

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Wed, 01/10/2007 - 08:29

Hats! A Musical Celebration is a Non-Equity Production

(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.

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Tue, 01/09/2007 - 10:20

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.

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Mon, 01/08/2007 - 13:19

(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.

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Thu, 01/04/2007 - 08:38

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.

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Wed, 12/27/2006 - 08:23

ACTOR® NOMINATIONS TO BE TELECAST LIVE ON TNT AND E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION JAN. 4, 2007, AT 9:05 AM ET / 6:05 AM PT

13th Annual SAG Awards™ Ceremonies to be Simulcast Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007 on TNT and TBS at 8 pm ET/PT

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Mon, 12/11/2006 - 13:37

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.

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Mon, 12/11/2006 - 13:33
Friday, December 22, 2006 - Guild will close at 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 25, 2006 - Guild closed Friday, December 29, 2006 - Guild will close at 12:30 p.m. (Membership/Cashier closed all day) Monday, January 1, 2007 - Guild closed
Sun, 12/10/2006 - 13:41

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?

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Thu, 12/07/2006 - 13:32

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.

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Thu, 12/07/2006 - 08:38

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)

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Mon, 12/04/2006 - 12:20

New York (December 4, 2006) -- Screen Actors Guild is saddened to report the death of former New York Branch President Lee Zimmer.

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Thu, 11/30/2006 - 16:19

Los Angeles (November 30, 2006)---The Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and Writers Guilds of America, East and West joined in a legal brief filed today, arguing new standards adopted by the Federal Communications Commission to censor “indecency” in TV, film, and radio are overly vague and unconstitutional.

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Wed, 11/15/2006 - 13:38

Stairway to Hell is a Non-Equity Production

New York (November 15, 2006) --- 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 Stairway to Hell, a "live project" workshop produced by David Delzio, Casting Directors Matt Cowart and Isaac Klein now casting in New York City.

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Tue, 11/14/2006 - 12:28

Los Angeles (November 14, 2006) --- The AFL-CIO elected Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Alan Rosenberg to its Executive Council today in Washington D.C. Rosenberg, whose term will run until the summer of 2007, fills a seat vacated by former Guild President Melissa Gilbert, who had served on the federation's council for five years before stepping down-and recommending Rosenberg for the position. Rosenberg will concentrate on issues that affect the Guild and the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (4A's).

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Tue, 11/07/2006 - 08:28

Los Angeles (November 7, 2006) --- At its meeting November 2, 2006, the Screen Actors Guild national board approved unanimously the following statement of support for the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) in its bargaining with film and television producers:

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Fri, 11/03/2006 - 16:22

Actor® Nominations Will Be Announced Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood

13th Annual SAG Awards to Air on TNT and TBS Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007

Los Angeles (November 3, 2006) – The deadline for consideration for nomination for this year’s coveted Actor® statuettes is fast approaching. Submission forms for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® must be filed by Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006.

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Wed, 10/25/2006 - 13:45

Los Angeles (October 25, 2006) -- Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Producers Guild of America (PGA), and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) submitted joint comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding independent television production on October 23. This filing is part of SAG's ongoing effort to increase the hours of independent programming on broadcast television.

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Wed, 10/25/2006 - 08:38

Los Angeles (October 25, 2006) -- Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Producers Guild of America (PGA), and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) submitted joint comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding independent television production on October 23. This filing is part of SAG's ongoing effort to increase the hours of independent programming on broadcast television.

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Sun, 10/22/2006 - 13:47

Additional Resources Will Strengthen Overall Financial Health, Fund Key Initiatives and Boost Bargaining Clout for 2008 Negotiations

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Sat, 10/21/2006 - 12:29

Los Angeles (October 21, 2006) --- The Screen Actors Guild national board of directors voted unanimously today to hire National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) veteran Doug Allen as national executive director and chief negotiator.

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