Press Releases

Press Releases
Thu, 02/17/2005 - 13:52

Los Angeles (February 17, 2005) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Melissa Gilbert today called on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to heed the request of the stunt community – all of whom are SAG members – to establish a new Oscar category of Best Stunt Coordinator in the annual awards show.

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Tue, 02/08/2005 - 13:56

To read a summary of the SAG/AFTRA TV/Theatrical Agreement click here.

SAG has posted the full detailed presentation that the Joint SAG/AFTRA National Board carefully studied before overwhelmingly recommending the deal.

To view a PDF of the presentation, click here


To download Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDF viewing), click here.

Fri, 02/04/2005 - 13:49

Currently paid-up members of SAG and/or AFTRA may attend joint informational meetings held in these cities prior to the voting deadline. You must present a paid-up SAG or AFTRA membership card for admission. Plan to attend the informational meeting in your area.

HOLLYWOOD
Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m
Culver City Veteran Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City

NEW YORK
Tuesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Le Parker Meridien Hotel
118 W. 57th Street

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Fri, 02/04/2005 - 13:46

Los Angeles (February 7, 2005) --- The Joint Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) overwhelmingly approved, and is recommending to its combined membership, a new three-year TV/Theatrical contract with studios and networks. 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) Monday, February 28, 2005.

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Fri, 02/04/2005 - 13:44

Los Angeles (February 4, 2005) --- SAG President Melissa Gilbert issued the following statement about the death of actor and 37th Annual SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Ossie Davis:

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Thu, 01/27/2005 - 13:42

Los Angeles (January 27, 2005) --- All dues-current SAG and AFTRA members who work under the Interactive Media Agreement are invited to an Interactive Media Voice Actors Caucus at 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 4 in the James Cagney boardroom. Participation is limited only by fire rules. Come early and bring your membership card.

This is the last discussion with negotiators and Negotiating Committee chairs before the start of negotiations. Here's a chance to preview the proposal package.

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Thu, 01/27/2005 - 13:39
Los Angeles (January 27, 2005) - In a statement issued today, Melissa Gilbert, president of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and John P. Connolly, president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), announced they will recommend to the SAG/AFTRA Joint National Board that both a pro and con statement be included in the member referendum, assuming the recently negotiated TV/Theatrical Agreement is approved by the joint board this Saturday. Read More
Tue, 01/25/2005 - 13:37

Los Angeles (January 25, 2005) --- The following is a joint statement from the American Federation of Musicians, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and the Writers Guild of America, west regarding today's filing in Supreme Court of a friend of the court brief in the Grokster case:

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Thu, 01/20/2005 - 13:35

Unions Secure Historically Lucrative Deal;
Across-the-Board Gains for Performers Working at Scale

SAG, AFTRA Presidents Endorse Inclusion of Opposition Views
in Referendum Materials on TV/Theatrical Deal

(Los Angeles, January 20, 2005) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) announced today that they have negotiated a sweeping $200 million agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on a new three-year television and theatrical contract.

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Fri, 01/14/2005 - 13:33

Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced today that the parties will reconvene negotiations for a new three-year Television and Theatrical contract on Wednesday, January 19. The current contract does not expire until June 30. A news blackout remains in effect.

Fri, 01/07/2005 - 13:31

(Los Angeles, January 7, 2005) As usual, SAG members have stepped up and generously donated their money and time to provide relief for those devastated by the Asian Tsunami.

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Mon, 01/03/2005 - 13:29

SAG cashiering staff and resources will be reassigned as of January 1, 2005. Therefore, walk-up cashiering will be closing nationwide and payments will no longer be accepted at SAG offices. All dues payments will be processed online (24-hours a day) or by mail to:

Screen Actors Guild
P.O. Box 48970
Los Angeles, CA 90048-9170

SERVICES ONLINE OR BY MAIL....

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Tue, 12/21/2004 - 13:43

Attempt to Undermine SAG National Board’s Selection of Bob Pisano as Union’s Chief Negotiator is Dismissed by the Court

Los Angeles (December 21, 2004) – In a surprise early ruling, a federal court today tossed out a claim brought by two individuals that attempted to undermine the SAG national board’s choice of chief negotiator. Judge R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court formally dismissed the case in a written summary judgment motion issued this morning.
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Fri, 12/10/2004 - 14:41

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD HOLIDAY HOURS

Please be advised that offices of Screen Actors Guild* nationwide will be closed December 27 through January 2, 2005. Offices will re-open on January 3, 2005.

For those members who need work clearance during this time, please note that Station 12 will be accessible via telephone only on December 28 and 29. Members and producers should call (323)549-6794.
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Fri, 12/10/2004 - 14:40

TIPS AND TOOLS FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Dear Mr. Rebhan:
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Fri, 12/10/2004 - 14:21

A HOLIDAY TREAT FROM THE SAG FOUNDATION

(Los Angeles) December 13, 2004 - Children across the nation can now experience Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba) reading the holiday classic " The Polar Express" on Storyline Online presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
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Thu, 12/09/2004 - 14:03

ROSARIO DAWSON AND DENNIS FRANZ JOIN SAG PRESIDENT MELISSA GILBERT

TO ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR THE 11TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS®

ANNOUNCEMENT OF NOMINATIONS TO BE TELECAST LIVE ON TNT AND E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION

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Thu, 12/02/2004 - 14:45

GREAT NEW SAG ITEMS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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Tue, 11/30/2004 - 14:48

SAG AND AFTRA TO COMMENCE NEGOTIATIONS WITH AMPTP ON DECEMBER

Los Angeles (November 30, 2004) – In a joint statement issued today, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced they will commence negotiations on a new three-year TV/Theatrical contract on Monday, December 6, 2004. The talks will take place at AMPTP headquarters in Encino, California.
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Thu, 11/18/2004 - 14:52

LOS ANGELES CITY COUNCIL APPROVES TAX RELIEF FOR CREATIVE ARTISTS

Los Angeles (November 18, 2004) --- The Los Angeles City Council made history Wednesday. The Council's unanimous vote in favor of reforming the Business Tax Ordinance will provide meaningful tax relief and equity for thousands of men and women working in the entertainment industry as well as for businesses throughout the city. The reform includes a provision exempting creative artists (actors, directors, writers, craftspeople, etc.) who earn less than $300,000 a year from city business taxes.Read More
Wed, 11/17/2004 - 14:54

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD REPORTS SURGE IN NUMBER OF ACTORS PAYING DUES ONLINE

Los Angeles (November 17, 2004) –- A sharp increase in dues paid online during the current billing cycle indicates more members are utilizing the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) website (www.sag.org) than ever before. The first seven days of the present dues period saw a 450 percent jump in the number of members paying dues online compared with the same time frame last year, and over $1 million in dues has been paid in just the past six weeks.
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Tue, 11/16/2004 - 15:25

SAG CHRONICLES REAL-LIFE DRAMA OF ACTORS’ LABOR MOVEMENT IN ONLINE RETROSPECTIVE

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Tue, 11/16/2004 - 14:59
SAG AND AFTRA ANNOUNCE INTERACTIVE MEDIA VOICE ACTORS CAUCUS NOVEMBER 30

Los Angeles –- All paid-up SAG and AFTRA members who work under the Interactive Media Agreement are invited to an Interactive Media Voice Actors Caucus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 30 in the James Cagney board boom. Participation is limited only by fire rules. Come early and bring your membership card.

Attend and share your thoughts on this contract with your fellow actors.

Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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Tue, 11/16/2004 - 14:57

HOLLYWOOD HOLIDAY HOST COMMITTEE PLANS TWO EVENTS

In L.A. and away from family during the holidays? The SAG Hollywood Holiday Host Committee invites you to one of its events: 6-9 p.m. Weds., Dec. 8 or 1-4 p.m. or Weds., Dec. 15. both in the James Cagney room, SAG - 5757 Wilshire Blvd, L.A., CA 90036.

To RSVP (limited space, respond now) or to offer ideas about the Host Committee's other activities send an email to holidayhostcmte@sag.org Volunteers are needed for both events. SAG members may bring one guest only.

Support your union over the holidays!
Tue, 11/09/2004 - 00:50

Attention SAG members:

The John L. Dales Scholarship Fund was created in 1973 in honor of the Guild's longtime executive secretary. The scholarship fund has helped qualified Guild members and their children reach their educational potential by providing more than a million dollars in scholarships for study at accredited institutions of higher learning.

For an application, including qualifications, please visit www.sagfoundation.org/scholarship.

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