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Press Releases
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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Mon, 08/14/2006 - 13:19

Los Angeles (August 14, 2006)—Screen Actors Guild, Actors’ Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), American Guild of Musical Artists and American Guild of Variety Artists are advised that AFTRA does NOT have a contract with any programs made for the soon-to-be-launched Retirement Living network. The working titles of the shows currently in development are Amazing Seniors, The Doctor’s Hour, The Voice and Living Well.

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Sun, 08/06/2006 - 13:30

Attention SAG Members: You must be registered to pay your dues online today.

Not registered? It's easy. Register now to begin enjoying the convenience of paying dues online, tracking your television and theatrical residuals, checking casting updates, viewing member discounts and deals, and keeping your contact information current.

Already registered? Simply log in with your user name and password and click on the Pay Dues Online image on the members home page.

Fri, 08/04/2006 - 08:34

Los Angeles (August 4, 2006)—Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national board elections. Ballots for all eligible SAG members in Hollywood and New York will be mailed on August 22. The ballots will be tabulated on September 21, and the election results are expected to be announced that evening. Approximately 1/3 of the total 69 national board seats are open for election this year.

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Fri, 08/04/2006 - 05:38

Joint Study to be Conducted Over Next Two Years

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Tue, 08/01/2006 - 08:27

Screen Actors Guild provided $10,000 in financial support for the study

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Mon, 07/24/2006 - 08:23

Los Angeles (July 24, 2006)--On August 3, 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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Fri, 07/21/2006 - 15:50

Los Angeles (July 21, 2006)--Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Alan Rosenberg today stood in solidarity with striking writers from America’s Next Top Model, who are seeking union recognition for their work. Supported by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw), the group made a formal demand for union recognition to the producer of the CW’s television program on July 12. But a deadline to bargain passed July 19. SAG 1st National Vice President Anne-Marie Johnson also represented the Guild.

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Fri, 07/14/2006 - 08:20

Submissions to be Accepted Online or by Mail
13th Annual SAG Awards™ Will Be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 28, 2007

Los Angeles (July 14, 2006)– Submissions for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, July 17, and continue until 5 p.m. (PST), Tuesday, November 7, it was announced today by SAG Awards™ Committee Chair Yale Summers.

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Wed, 07/05/2006 - 15:32

The online dues payment feature of the Guild Web site will not be available starting at 5 p.m. October 5 and extending into the following week.

Online dues payment will be disabled while new SAG billing statements are being prepared and mailed. Once billing has been completed, the online dues payment feature will again be available. This step will ensure that member payments are recorded accurately.

During this period, payment will be accepted by mail and via drop boxes at certain Guild locations.

Wed, 07/05/2006 - 08:19

Los Angeles (July 5, 2006)—The Screen Actors Guild Foundation and the John L. Dales Scholarship Committee today announced that they were awarding $400,000 through the 2006 John L. Dales Scholarship Awards.

One hundred scholarships in the amount of $4,000.00 each were awarded to SAG members and/or their children beginning or continuing their educational journey.

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Mon, 06/12/2006 - 16:19

Los Angeles (June 12, 2006) —The Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committees of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Actors Equity (AEA), today hosted the fourth annual Ivy Bethune Diversity Awards, which honor individuals who exemplify and encourage diversity in the entertainment industry. Actor Edward James Olmos was the tri-union honoree. SAG selected actor Robert David Hall, currently a cast member on CSI. KNBC-4 newscaster Beverly White was selected by AFTRA.

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Mon, 06/12/2006 - 08:20

Hairspray and The Producers are Non-Equity Tours

Los Angeles (June 12, 2006)—Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists and Screen Actors Guild members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for the upcoming national tours of Hairspray and The Producers.

AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members may NOT accept employment in these productions without an Equity contract.

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Fri, 05/19/2006 - 12:05

Los Angeles (Friday, May 19, 2006)—Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg today released the following statement:

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Wed, 05/17/2006 - 03:15

9 Consultants from Industry, Academia Invited to Respond

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Thu, 05/11/2006 - 08:56

Starting May 11, 2006, Screen Actors Guild residuals mailings will have a new look. Separate sheets of paper in a basic white envelope will replace the previous design, which contained a check inside a printed yellow sleeve. The new statements will contain all of the same useful information that was found in the previous format, and will be accompanied by your residuals check. This format change is intended to be more user-friendly for members, as well as cost-effective for the Guild.

The Residuals Department
Screen Actors Guild

Wed, 05/03/2006 - 07:25

Los Angeles (May 3, 2006) – Screen Actors Guild executive and former member Tom La Grua has been named interim deputy national executive director for contracts, it was announced today by the Guild. A four-year Guild executive, La Grua will administrate the Contracts Department nationwide while the Guild conducts a search for a permanent replacement for Sallie Weaver, the 20-year executive who vacated the position on May 1.

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Tue, 05/02/2006 - 15:01

Guild President Alan Rosenberg recently testified in Washington D.C. before the Senate Commerce Committee and urged lawmakers to oppose legislation that would increase FCC indecency fines for individual performers to $500,000. Rosenberg has since returned to Washington D.C. and met with several key senators to explain the disastrous impact these fines would have on actors. Now we need your help.

Take action today to fight onerous FCC fines for individual creative artists. Send your message today.

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