Press Releases

Press Releases
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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Fri, 10/20/2006 - 08:28

Los Angeles and Regional Branches (October 20, 2006)–At its board meeting on Friday, October 20, Screen Actors Guild’s Regional Branch Division elected Steve Fried as the union’s 3rd national vice president. Fried, whose new term will run for one year, remains a national board member until September 2007. This is his third term as 3rd vice president.

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Sun, 10/15/2006 - 13:53

* Register Now *

Did you know the SAG Foundation offers many exciting programs, events and services for SAG members? Always free of charge, these programs are not funded by your dues but from grants, individuals and sponsorships.

There's just one catch...

Because the SAG Foundation is a completely separate organization, you MUST sign-up with the SAG Foundation in order to receive event notices.*

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Tue, 10/10/2006 - 08:19

Los Angeles and New York (October 10, 2006)–The New York Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today re-elected Paul Christie as the union’s 2nd national vice president. Christie, whose new term will run for one year, has served in the position since 2004 and remains a national board member until 2009. His term as New York Division president runs through next September.

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Wed, 10/04/2006 - 13:48

Meeting held in Hollywood - and via simultaneous video conference in New York and Miami

All SAG members who work the Television Contract are invited to an important caucus October 24 to join a national discussion on the Internet distribution of TV series.

Please attend, especially if you have worked on shows produced in the 1950s (such as Maverick) , 60s (such as Bewitched), 70s (such as The Brady Bunch), 80s (such as Hill Street Blues), 90s (such as Lois and Clark) and even current series (such as CSI).

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Wed, 10/04/2006 - 12:22

Los Angeles (October 4, 2006) – The Hollywood Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) yesterday elected Kent McCord as the union’s 1st national vice president. McCord, whose term will run for one year, replaces Anne-Marie Johnson, who had served two one-year terms in that role and remains a national board member until 2009.

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Tue, 10/03/2006 - 08:19

Los Angeles (October 3, 2006)---Screen Actors Guild, as well as several other entertainment industry guilds and organizations, including the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw), the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (AFTRA), the Producers Guild of America (PGA), the Caucus of Television Producers, Writers & Directors, and the Recording Artists' Coalition (RAC) testified today at a public hearing before the FCC. the hearing was held at the University of Southern California (USC)'s Davidson Conference Center in Los Angeles.

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Tue, 09/26/2006 - 11:23

Los Angeles (September 26, 2006)–In national voting completed today, members of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) overwhelmingly approved a two-year extension to the Commercials Contracts with the advertising industry covering advertisements on TV, radio, the Internet, and New Media.

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Mon, 09/25/2006 - 14:30

43rd Annual Accolade to be Presented During the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007

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Mon, 09/25/2006 - 12:58

Los Angeles and New York (September 25, 2006)---Screen Actors Guild issued the following statements today on the death of newly appointed Actors' Equity Association Executive Director Patrick Quinn.

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Mon, 09/25/2006 - 08:59

Los Angeles and New York (September 25, 2006)---Screen Actors Guild issued the following statements today on the death of newly appointed Actors' Equity Association Executive Director Patrick Quinn.

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Thu, 09/21/2006 - 08:23

Los Angeles (September 21, 2006) –Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today announced election results for the Guild’s national board of directors. Twenty-four of the 69 national board seats were contested in this election, representing Screen Actors Guild’s Hollywood, New York and Regional Branch Divisions.

The newly elected national board members will assume office on September 25 for terms of varying lengths. The next national board meeting is October 21-22 in Los Angeles.

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Wed, 09/20/2006 - 08:20

Los Angeles (September 20, 2006) -- Screen Actors Guild today announced the promotions of Laura Beedy Ritchie and William Bensussen to deputy general counsel. Bensussen will focus on the Guild's collective bargaining and contract enforcement initiatives, while Ritchie will focus on issues of legal strategy and policy. Both attorneys previously served as assistant general counsel for the Guild and, along with New York-based Deputy General Counsel Ray Rodriguez, will continue to report directly to General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. The promotions are effective immediately.

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Wed, 09/06/2006 - 08:23

Los Angeles (September 6, 2006) --- Screen Actors Guild announced today the promotion of two veteran executives to key senior staff positions. Duncan Crabtree-Ireland has assumed the role of general counsel, while Todd Amorde has been named to the newly created position of national director of organizing. Both promotions are effective immediately.

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Tue, 09/05/2006 - 13:50

Los Angeles (September 5, 2006) --- The Joint Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) overwhelmingly approved a two-year extension to the Commercials Contracts with the advertising industry. Beginning today, ballots are being mailed to all SAG and AFTRA eligible voters. Filled-out ballots must be returned via mail and must be received at the assigned post office box in Everett, WA no later than 5 p.m. (PST) Tuesday, September 26, 2006.

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Sat, 08/26/2006 - 13:05

Both Union Memberships now set to vote on two-year deal that bumps rates 6%, commissions study on compensation, and extends jurisdiction into new media

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (August 26, 2006) –-- Meeting as a Joint Board, directors of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists today overwhelmingly approved a two-year extension to the commercials contracts with the advertising industry by an almost 95-percent margin.

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Thu, 08/24/2006 - 12:30

August 24, 2006

Below are his comments:

Thank you all for coming today. I am proud to be here, standing in solidarity for these amazing workers who are not afraid to fight to be represented by a union. In these anti-union times, this group of hard-working janitors decided they have had enough!

Enough of long days without meal breaks…enough exposure to toxic chemicals…enough of being denied overtime…and enough of making poverty-level wages. SEIU is here for them, and so are we.

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Thu, 08/24/2006 - 08:35

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tonight - Thursday, August 24

Where: Harmony Gold Theater, 7655 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Parking available underground, behind the building and on the street)

Hear a report about the proposed extension of the Commercials Contracts from your national chairs and chief negotiators. This will be the only informational meeting in L.A. about this extension. All paid-up* members who work under the Commercials Contracts are urged to attend.

Your participation is important. Please bring your SAG card for admittance.

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Wed, 08/23/2006 - 08:58

What if the Screen Actors Guild Foundation earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Well, now it can!

GoodSearch.com is a new search engine that donates half its revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Powered by Yahoo!, you use it just as you would any search engine.

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