Press Releases

Press Releases
Thu, 04/06/2006 - 01:05

Parties Agree to Consider a Joint Study on Alternate Compensation Models for Commercials

New York and Los Angeles (April 6, 2006) – The advertising industry’s Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) and representatives of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) will meet on Saturday, April 8, it was jointly announced today by both parties.

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Sat, 04/01/2006 - 12:30

When: Sunday, April 23
Mixer: 11 a.m.-Noon
Meeting: Noon-3 p.m.

Where: Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA 91608 (Validated self-parking provided.)

- State of the Guild Report from President Alan Rosenberg
- Reports from Division Vice Presidents
- Sign up for speakers list
- Social mixer with committee chairs and national board members from all divisions
- Nominating petitions for 2006 SAG elections available

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Thu, 03/30/2006 - 00:00
Open Hollywood Board Meeting March 27 In the interest of transparency, the Hollywood Division board will open its March 27 meeting to members-at-large for observation. Guild archives indicate that is a landmark event. All members who would like to attend must be in good standing, affiliated with the Guild's Hollywood Division and willing to comply with observation procedures. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The board meeting is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. March 27 in the James Cagney Boardroom at 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036.Read More
Tue, 03/28/2006 - 13:30

Los Angeles (March 28, 2006) – In a major victory for actors performing in animated programs made for basic cable, Screen Actors Guild negotiators have secured a 20 percent increase in residuals as part of a tentative agreement reached between the Guild and the major producers of animated basic cable programming (including Walt Disney Pictures & Television, Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios).

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Mon, 03/27/2006 - 07:20

Los Angeles (March 27, 2006) --- A statement from Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg:

"During the last week, Screen Actors Guild held caucuses in five cities—San Francisco, Miami, Chicago, New York and Hollywood—to discuss our ongoing negotiations to secure a new contract covering live action programs made directly for Basic Cable. Member turnout was tremendous. An inspiring range of actors—from high-profile performers who star on their own shows to rank-and-file members who struggle to qualify for health insurance—stood side by side in solidarity.

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Sat, 03/25/2006 - 15:05

The Guild will hold a caucus on April 10 in Hollywood for members to review the tentative agreement reached between the Guild's negotiating committee and producers of animation shows made for basic cable television, before it is considered for ratification by the national board at its April 21-22 meeting. Under the terms of the agreement, ratification by the Guild must take place by April 30, 2006.

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Thu, 03/16/2006 - 12:15

Los Angeles (March 16, 2006) – Screen Actors Guild today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor’s review of an election challenge filed against the Guild’s national officers has ended with the department taking no action, which finalizes the Guild’s election of President Alan Rosenberg and Secretary-Treasurer Connie Stevens. The election was held this past September and both Rosenberg and Stevens’ terms run through September 2007.

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Thu, 03/02/2006 - 07:45

A Strike Authorization Vote on the Basic Cable Live Action Agreement will be Taken at Each Meeting

All paid-up* Guild members who work under the SAG Basic Cable Live Action Agreement (The Closer on TNT, The Shield on FX) or paid-up members interested in these negotiations are urged to attend. The Guild has been negotiating with producers for several months, yet the producers' last offer does not reflect the extraordinary growth of the cable industry.

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Wed, 03/01/2006 - 11:05

Denver (March 1, 2006) --- In the long and arduous fight between pro-union supporters and Right-to-Work advocates, Colorado has long been considered a key battleground state. Well, great news for Guild members and unionists everywhere: The Labor movement scored a major victory on February 13 as Colorado's proposed Right-to-Work legislation (Senate Bill 139) was narrowly defeated 4 to 3 in committee.

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Mon, 02/27/2006 - 07:05
Mon, 02/27/2006 - 00:04

Los Angeles (February 27, 2006) – Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg issued the following statement today regarding the death of former Guild President Dennis Weaver.

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Tue, 02/14/2006 - 23:09

BASIC CABLE ANIMATION CAUCUS FEBRUARY 24
BASIC CABLE LIVE ACTION CAUCUS FEBRUARY 25

Updates on the status of negotiations

Basic Cable TV Animation Agreement
Examples of shows covered by this contract are SpongeBob SquarePants for Nickelodeon and The Boondocks for Cartoon Network.

Basic Cable Agreement for live action programming
Examples of shows covered by this contract are The Shield for FX, Monk for USA, and The Closer for TNT.

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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

12th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS VOTING REMINDER

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 www.sagawards.org. 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 www.sagawards.org

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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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