Press Releases

Press Releases
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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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

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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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