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Mon, 04/21/2008 - 11:31

Los Angeles, Apr. 21, 2008

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild met in previously scheduled caucuses today and have adjourned these sessions. The parties will resume negotiations on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.

We have no further comment.

Thu, 04/17/2008 - 11:32

SAG and AMPTP Meet for Third Day

Los Angeles, Apr. 17, 2008 -- Screen Actors Guild and The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers met in a third straight day of talks on Thursday. The parties have adjourned for the day and will reconvene in separate caucuses Friday morning and will resume negotiations at 1 p.m.

We have no further comment.

Wed, 04/16/2008 - 09:12

AMPTP and SAG Meet for Second Day

Los Angeles, Apr. 16, 2008 -- The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and Screen Actors Guild met for a second day of talks today and will resume tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

We will have no further comment.

Tue, 04/15/2008 - 06:20
AMPTP and SAG Meet in First Day of Formal Bargaining

Los Angeles, CA, Apr. 15, 2008 -- Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers held a full day of meetings today and exchanged proposals. We will meet again tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

We have no further comment at this time.
Sat, 04/12/2008 - 12:43
Dear Screen Actors Guild Member,

On Tuesday, April 15 we begin negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (“AMPTP”) for our Television and Theatrical contracts. These agreements represent over 1 billion dollars in annual earnings and cover all SAG television and theatrical motion pictures.

Sun, 04/06/2008 - 15:47

Los Angeles (April 6, 2008) -- Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg released the following statement today:

"Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of former SAG president Charlton Heston, who died Saturday. He was an actor of astonishing talent, a capable and visionary union leader and, above all, a man of dignity and grace.

"He will be missed by many people across the world, but by none more so than the members and staff of Screen Actors Guild who were honored to have served with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Lydia and his family."

Fri, 04/04/2008 - 11:49

Ruby Dee, Zac Efron, Emile Hirsch, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, SAG President Alan Rosenberg, Denzel Washington, Vanessa Williams and Chandra Wilson are Scheduled to Present at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

Ruby Dee, Zac Efron, Emile Hirsch, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, SAG President Alan Rosenberg, Denzel Washington, Vanessa Williams and Chandra Wilson are scheduled to present at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, executive producer Jeff Margolis announced today.

Fri, 04/04/2008 - 11:47

Los Angeles (January 21, 2008) — Doug Allen, Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator, today released the following statement:

“It is up to the board and membership of the Directors Guild of America to determine if their tentative agreement with the AMPTP is acceptable. That decision will not determine what will be satisfactory for the leadership and membership of the Screen Actors Guild. Each guild must act in the best interests of its own membership.

Thu, 03/27/2008 - 08:20

SAG and AFTRA Representatives To Present Contract Proposal Package to Unions’ Joint Board on Saturday, March 29

Los Angeles (March 27, 2008) -- The Joint Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) National Wages and Working Conditions Committee met in a face-to-face plenary March 25 and 26th and unanimously approved proposals for consideration by the joint AFTRA-SAG board of directors at its meeting this Saturday in Los Angeles.

Fri, 03/07/2008 - 11:03

15th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® KEY DEADLINES AND EVENTS ANNOUNCED
SAG Awards® will be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 The key deadlines and events leading up to the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® -- the night that actors honor their own -- were announced today by SAG Awards® Committee Chair Yale Summers. The prestigious industry event annually honors outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television, including the distinctive ensemble awards.
Mon, 03/03/2008 - 21:12

Los Angeles (March 4, 2008)—Screen Actors Guild today announced the immediate availability of Guaranteed Completion Contracts (GCC) for qualifying independent producers of theatrical motion pictures.

The contracts allow qualifying producers to continue production without regard to any uncertainty regarding upcoming negotiations between Screen Actors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

Tue, 02/26/2008 - 07:30

Los Angeles (February 26, 2008)--Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg released the following statement today:

"Screen Actors Guild congratulates the WGA on the overwhelming membership ratification of their new contract. We applaud the WGA's solidarity and the dedication of their membership in the struggle to achieve an agreement that serves the interests of professional writers."

Wed, 02/13/2008 - 15:19
Writers Guild of America members last night voted 92.5% in favor of ending the strike which began November 5. We anticipate that production will be starting up almost immediately and SAG members will be receiving work calls. There will be no WGA picket lines, so you can feel comfortable returning to work. If you have any questions about returning to work or other issues, please contact Screen Actors Guild’s television contracts department at 323-549-6835.

Mon, 01/21/2008 - 07:30
Los Angeles (January 21, 2008) — Doug Allen, Screen Actors Guild National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator, today released the following statement:

“It is up to the board and membership of the Directors Guild of America to determine if their tentative agreement with the AMPTP is acceptable. That decision will not determine what will be satisfactory for the leadership and membership of the Screen Actors Guild. Each guild must act in the best interests of its own membership.

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