We have received a request from AFTRA that Screen Actors Guild members not accept employment on a Spanish-language telenovela entitled La Ley del Silencio which is currently in production in Dallas, Texas.
After initial discussions with AFTRA, Freemantle / Telemundo announced that it intended to produce the show non-union by employing a combination of non-union U.S. performers and performers brought in from outside the U.S.Read More
The American Jobs Creation Act, ground breaking film tax-incentive legislation passed the House and Senate on October 11. Once signed by the President, the new law will provide a tax break to qualified television and film productions with budgets between $1-15 million (20 million for those made in distressed areas). The law requires that 75% of services be performed in the United States.Read More
LOS ANGELES (October 6, 2004) – While the overall trend of declining U.S. television and theatrical roles appears to be losing steam, new employment statistics released today by Screen Actors Guild (SAG) strongly indicates that actors are bearing the brunt of today’s trend toward more reality programming and runaway production.Read More
When you work outside the country, make sure your contract is GR1 compliant. That's the only way that your earnings will count toward qualification for health coverage and earn pension credits toward your vesting and retirement.
Click here for more information (logged in members only): or call the Guild.
TV/Theatricals: (323) 549-6828
Los Angeles (September 23, 2004) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today announced election results for the Guild's National Board of Directors. Approximately one-third of the 69 national board seats were up for election this year representing SAG's Hollywood, New York and Regional Branch Divisions. The vote tallies for each candidate are available at www.sag.org.Read More
LOS ANGELES (September 22, 2004) -- In response to member inquiries, SAG's National Agents Relations Committee (NARC) wants SAG members to know it has been meeting regularly over the last several months and is nearing completion of its exhaustive review of SAG's existing Agency Franchise, also commonly referred to as Rule 16(g). NARC, acting unanimously, will make a detailed presentation at SAG's October national board plenary and recommend possible future courses of action. No details will be released until after the board meeting.Read More
New York (September 22, 2004) --- Screen Actors Guild received a Diversity Achievement Award from the American Advertising Foundation today at the New York Athletic Club in New York. Others who received Diversity Awards include Procter & Gamble and University Settlement, a community service agency in N.Y.
The American Advertising Foundation presented SAG with this award for its work in seeking more racial and ethnic inclusion in film and television projects.
SAG Theatrical Business Representatives will walk you through signing SAG low budge agreements from start to finish
Workshops are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from 6 to 8pm
The workshop is provided at no charge.
Workshops fill up quickly so RSVP now!
If you sign up for a workshop but can't attend you must call to cancel your reservation no later than 48 hours before the workshop.Read More
Your support for the SAG Foundation's vital programs can help further your own tax, financial and estate planning goals.
Give a little or give a lot...now or later...there's a tax-favorable planned giving option that perfectly suits your individual needs.
* Charitable Lead Trusts
* Charitable Gift Annuities
* Charitable Remainder Trusts
* Pooled Income Funds
* Residuals DonationRead More
SAG's Residuals Department prides itself on processing members' residuals in the fastest and most efficient way possible.
Due to limited resources, however, SAG can no longer "expedite" residual checks—a process where the production information associated with the payment is mailed separately from the check.Read More
Los Angeles, CA (August 26, 2004) --- Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an anti-scam bill on Tuesday that amends the California Advance Talent Service Act (AFTS). The bill (SB 1687), which goes into effect January 1, 2005, was co-sponsored by Screen Actors Guild and Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. Calif. State Senator Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) introduced the bill and championed it through the legislature and signing.
Los Angeles (August 17, 2005) --- Screen Actors Guild issued a statement today to agents, managers, casting agents, and producers regarding restrictions on campaign contributions:
This statement from the Screen Actors Guild Hollywood and New York Division Elections Committees is to inform you of various obligations imposed on you by federal law in connection with the upcoming SAG internal union elections.
Los Angeles (August 25, 2004) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) has released the official list of candidates for its upcoming National Board elections. Ballots for all eligible SAG members in Hollywood and New York were mailed today. The ballots will be tabulated on September 23 and the election results are expected to be announced that evening.Read More
On Wednesday, August 19, Franchise Pictures, LLC and 19 related entities filed petitions for protection under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws. Franchise has been responsible for production or distribution of about 75 motion pictures, employing hundreds of SAG members.Read More
Los Angeles – Submissions for the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, August 16, 2004 and continue until 5:00 p.m. (PST), Thursday, November 11, 2004. Submissions can be accepted online at www.sagawards.org or submission forms can be obtained by calling the Screen Actors Guild Awards® office at (323) 549-6707.Read More
Fay Wray got her start in silent movies in 1923 and performed in more than 70 films during an extensive acting career. But it was her role in King Kong that immortalized her as the giant ape’s beautiful object of affection. Nine months after the film’s premier, Wray joined the four-month-old Screen Actors Guild on November 10, 1933.Read More
Los Angeles (August 3, 2004) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the official list of candidates for its upcoming National Board elections. Ballots for all eligible SAG members in Hollywood and New York will be mailed on August 25. The ballots will be tabulated on September 23 and the election results are expected to be announced that evening.Read More
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July 29, 2004
As you may know, after the referendum defeat of the SAG-ATA proposed agency agreement in April 2002, SAG’s national board unanimously adopted a motion designed to allow all represented performers to continue pursuing their career objectives with the least amount of disruption possible. To that end, the board voted to temporarily suspend application of Section 16(a) of the SAG Constitution, requiring members to secure an agent from a list of SAG-approved (franchised) agents.
What does this national board action mean to you?Read More