Press Releases

Press Releases
Tue, 02/07/2006 - 21:09

LOS ANGELES (February 8, 2006) – Actors and storytellers staged a demonstration on Wednesday protesting their exclusion from an entertainment industry debate on product integration in TV and film. The protest follows an earlier call by the Writers Guild of America, west (WGAw), Writers Guild of America, East (WGAe), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) for the industry to adopt a “Code of Conduct” to govern the use and disclosure of such advertising.

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Tue, 02/07/2006 - 00:00

A quick reminder for Guild members:

SAG does not issue W2 tax forms. Instead, members receive them from the companies they've worked for. If members need to contact a studio or payroll house directly to change their listed address or ask questions about W2 tax forms, here is the contact info for some of the major studios and payroll houses (including Guild contacts):

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Thu, 02/02/2006 - 19:20

February 20, 2006 (Los Angeles) --- Commemorating Black History Month, Screen Actors Guild and U.S. Representative Diane E. Watson (D-Los Angeles), chair of the Congressional Entertainment Caucus, today joined together to host a reception at Guild Headquarters in Hollywood celebrating the many contributions African-American performers have made to the entertainment industry.

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Wed, 02/01/2006 - 23:05

Los Angeles (March 2, 2006) --- Screen Actors Guild Interim National Executive Director Peter Frank issued the following statement today:

“It is with great sadness that Screen Actors Guild announces that Sallie Weaver, our longtime Deputy National Executive Director for Contracts, has decided to leave the Guild after 20 years of dedicated service to performers. Sallie has graciously made her resignation effective May 1, 2006, giving us ample time to prepare for this transition.

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Mon, 01/30/2006 - 15:19

In Hollywood, it’s all about having a vision.

For years, the SAG Foundation has had its own precise vision for helping Guild members enhance their acting careers. From hosting “Conversations” with high-profile performers to offering casting access seminars, the Foundation has emerged as one of the best benefits of SAG membership.

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Mon, 01/30/2006 - 14:05

(January 30, 2006 - Los Angeles, California) - Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2005 at the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The 12h Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® was simulcast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m., ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT

The honorees were selected by the active Guild membership nationwide.

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Thu, 01/19/2006 - 12:05

Washington, D.C. (January 19, 2006) – Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg today urged members of the U.S. Senate to protect freedom of artistic expression by rejecting legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would impose harsh and unfair fines on individuals.

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Thu, 01/19/2006 - 07:33

U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Decency Hearing

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Mr. Chairman, Co-Chairman Inouye, and members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to participate in this hearing. My name is Alan Rosenberg and I am the President of Screen Actors Guild.

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Tue, 01/10/2006 - 14:15


Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® were announced January 5. For a full list of nominees, please visit the SAG Awards Web site at Ballots were mailed to all active, paid-up Guild members January 6. If you haven't received a ballot and are eligible to receive one, you should get it soon.

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Mon, 01/09/2006 - 22:15

Los Angeles (January 10, 2006) – Screen Actors Guild announced today the promotion of two veteran employees to national director positions that each oversees key Guild contracts. Sandy Kincaid has been named national director of commercial and industrial contracts, while Karen Borell has assumed the role of national director of entertainment contracts. Both promotions are effective immediately.

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Thu, 01/05/2006 - 14:05

Los Angeles (January 5, 2006) ---- Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2005 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 Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy ) and Benjamin Bratt (E-Ring), who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors®.

To see a complete list of nominees visit

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Tue, 12/13/2005 - 07:22

Los Angeles (December 13, 2005) – Screen Actors Guild executive Ilyanne Morden Kichaven has been named to the senior-level post of Hollywood executive director, it was announced today by the Guild. An entertainment industry veteran and five-year Guild executive, Kichaven will work directly with the Hollywood Division board and the organization’s national executive director.

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Mon, 12/12/2005 - 07:20

Los Angeles (December 12, 2005) --- Dancers need protection--and the Washington Ballet refuses to provide it. Despite ongoing negotiations, the Washington Ballet refuses to provide its dancers with any reasonable level of protection against injury, job security or professional respect.

The dancers want what any other employees want: a safe working environment, protection against discrimination, protection against mean-spirited, vindictive and arbitrary treatment, and a contract that guarantees their rights as employees and as great dancers.

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Tue, 11/29/2005 - 12:15

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Thu, 11/17/2005 - 12:15

Screen Actors Guild and The Screen Actors Guild Foundation thank all donors who generously provided aid to the numerous Guild members affected by the Gulf Coast hurricanes. To date, the SAG Foundation has provided more than $70,000 in hurricane relief assistance to members living in these areas.

This holiday season, please remember those in need. Your donation to the Screen Actors Guild Foundation will go a long way in making the holidays more pleasant for many families who have lost everything, especially those with children.

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Mon, 11/14/2005 - 14:05

Guilds Issue White Paper Report on the Runaway Use of Stealth Advertising in Television and Film

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Tue, 11/01/2005 - 12:15

Los Angeles (November 1, 2005) --- Over the past decade, Screen Actors Guild has been examining and actively seeking solutions to combat runaway film and television production that have resulted in the loss of thousands of union member jobs.

At its October 24, 2005 meeting, the Screen Actors Guild national board of directors unanimously approved the following motion:

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Sun, 10/23/2005 - 12:19

Los Angeles (October 23, 2005) – Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg today announced that National Executive Director/CEO Greg Hessinger will be leaving his position, effective immediately, and that Peter Frank, currently the Guild’s chief financial officer, has been named interim national executive director. Rosenberg also announced the creation of a committee of the national board to conduct a search for a permanent replacement.

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Sun, 10/23/2005 - 07:19

Los Angeles (October 23, 2005) – Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg today announced that National Executive Director/CEO Greg Hessinger will be leaving his position, effective immediately, and that Peter Frank, currently the Guild’s chief financial officer, has been named interim national executive director. Rosenberg also announced the creation of a committee of the national board to conduct a search for a permanent replacement.

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Wed, 10/12/2005 - 07:56

Los Angeles (October 12, 2005) -- As the representatives for the creative community we embrace new technologies that expand distribution of material featuring the work of our members. The announcement today unveiling the Apple iPod represents the latest chapter in the ongoing technological evolution of our industry. We have not yet heard from the responsible employers of our members,but we look forward to a dialogue that ensures that our members are properly compensated for this exploitation of their work.

Wed, 10/05/2005 - 14:05

Despite Incremental Increase in Theatrical Production, Union Roles on Television Drop;
Episodic Television Takes Sharpest Fall

LOS ANGELES (October 5, 2005) – For the second year in a row, theatrical and television employment statistics point to a continuing overall loss of roles for performers, especially in the field of primetime television, according to the latest casting data released today by Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

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Fri, 09/30/2005 - 14:58

Los Angeles (September 30, 2005) – Following heavy lobbying by Screen Actors Guild, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed into state law legislation that will create stricter penalties for photographers who physically invade the privacy of those they are attempting to photograph or who commit assault in the pursuit of photographs.

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Thu, 09/29/2005 - 07:20

Hessinger Appoints Rebecca Rhine and John Russum to Key Organizing, Agency Relations and Strategic Planning Positions

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Fri, 09/23/2005 - 13:04

Guild Announces Alan Rosenberg Elected New Guild President, Connie Stevens as New Secretary-Treasurer

Los Angeles (September 23, 2005) – 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 vote tallies for each candidate are available at

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Thu, 09/22/2005 - 23:00
National Membership Elects Connie Stevens as Secretary-Treasurer; 24 National Board Seats Also Filled Read More