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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.

Thu, 01/17/2008 - 15:01

Los Angeles (January 17, 2008) — Doug Allen, National Executive Director, Screen Actors Guild released the following statement:

We are interested in thoroughly reviewing and carefully analyzing the terms of the DGA’s tentative agreement with the AMPTP. Thus far, all we have is a press release. We look forward to seeing more specifics.Now is the time for the AMPTP to return to the bargaining table they left, and negotiate a new deal with the WGA that provides for fair compensation for writers.

Fri, 01/11/2008 - 15:30
Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of Screen Actors Guild member and activist Johnny Grant, who was a leader in the clean up and redevelopment of Hollywood and a proponent of professional actors.

Grant died Wednesday, January 9. He was 84.

The charismatic Grant was best known in recent years as the "mayor of Hollywood." He chaired the Hollywood Historic Trust, which is responsible for the stars that actors receive on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fri, 01/11/2008 - 11:30
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW), the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE), and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today:

We wish the DGA well and hope that they achieve a fair deal that incorporates principles that will benefit all creative artists. The DGA has to do what is best for its membership, but it is important to remember that they do not represent actors and writers.

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) represent writers in the motion picture,
Thu, 01/10/2008 - 11:30

Screen Actors Guild stands in solidarity with its members who will appear on the Dateline Golden Globes special this Sunday. SAG members have remained loyal to their union and have refused to cross WGA picket lines when not contractually obligated to work, and have walked many picket lines. SAG television and motion picture stars have publicly expressed their steadfast support for striking writers since the strike began in November.

Fri, 01/04/2008 - 11:23
Los Angeles (January 4, 2008) — “After considerable outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees and their representatives over the past several weeks, there appears to be unanimous agreement that these actors will not cross WGA picket lines to appear on the Golden Globe Awards as acceptors or presenters. We applaud our members for this remarkable show of solidarity for striking Writers Guild of America writers.

Wed, 01/02/2008 - 11:03

Los Angeles (January 2, 2008) — “Screen Actors Guild is continuing its outreach to Golden Globe actor nominees. Unless and until there is an agreement between the WGA and HFPA, we will advise our members of their rights with respect to not crossing WGA picket lines and/or not appearing on programs using non-union writers. Screen Actors Guild is holding a meeting with Golden Globe actor nominees later this week regarding these issues.

Fri, 12/28/2007 - 03:29
Los Angeles (December 28, 2007) — “We are pleased that Worldwide Pants has reached an independent agreement with the WGA and The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson will be back on the air with their WGA writing staffs,” said Rosenberg.
Tue, 12/18/2007 - 14:18
Tomorrow, Dec. 19 at 7:30 a.m. is a Special Meeting of the Los Angeles City Housing, Community, and Economic Development Committee at City Hall Regarding the Economic Impact of the WGA Strike

SAG members are invited to attend and show support
(NO PICKET SIGNS PERMITTED)


There will be no WGA picket lines tomorrow; however there is a Special Meeting of the Los Angeles City Housing, Community, and Economic Development Committee at City Hall at 7:30 a.m. regarding the economic impact of the WGA strike.

Mon, 12/17/2007 - 11:01
Information on WGA Strike Locations for Tuesday, December 18

If you've ever worked on any of the “Law and Order” series or if you’ve ever wanted to—come support the WGA writers who write the shows that keep work in New York. Join the WGA on the picket line for “Crime Writers Join For Justice” at Foley Square.

Tuesday, December 18th
Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Thomas Paine Park in Foley Square

Fri, 12/14/2007 - 14:03
Dear Guild Member:

Now more than ever, we must bolster our commitment and keep walking picket lines to let management know that we stand firmly with our brothers and sisters at the WGA. The commitment of actors has been astounding—and our message has been heard loud and clear: The WGA’s fight is our fight.

MONDAY, DEC. 17

SAG will be staffing the following locations:

Warner Bros. Studios

9 a.m.–1 p.m.
4000 Warner Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91522
Meeting Place: Gate 2-3 on Olive
Fri, 12/14/2007 - 07:38
NOMINATIONS FOR SCREEN ACTORS GUILD’S NEW HONORS FOR
STUNT ENSEMBLES TO BE ANNOUNCED BY SAG AWARDS™
COMMITTEE MEMBERS JOBETH WILLIAMS AND DARYL ANDERSON
ON DEC. 20 AT 8:50 AM ET / 5:50 AM PT, WEBCAST LIVE ON TNT.TV
AND TBS.COM


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Thu, 12/13/2007 - 10:03
New Mexico Guild members: Join WGA members on Thursday, December 13 to stand and deliver the strike message that is affecting the broadcast and entertainment industry nationwide!

SAG members will hand out leaflets and inform the public of the WGA struggle in Albuquerque. The national commitment of actors has been astounding—and our message has been heard loud and clear: The WGA’s fight is our fight.

Make plans to show your support for your fellow creative artists. Wear your SAG t-shirt or hat and walk the line with those who write them!

ALBUQUERQUE
Thu, 12/13/2007 - 07:23

Dear Florida Guild member:

Now more than ever, we must bolster our commitment and keep walking picket lines to let management know that we stand firmly with our brothers and sisters at the WGA. The commitment of actors has been astounding—and our message has been heard loud and clear: The WGA’s fight is our fight.

Join WGA members on Thursday, December 13 to stand and deliver the strike message that is affecting the broadcast and entertainment industry nationwide!

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935 Lincoln Road

Thu, 12/13/2007 - 03:23
Seattle Guild members: Join WGA members and the King County Labor Council Unions on Friday, December 14 to stand and deliver the strike message that is affecting the broadcast and entertainment industry nationwide!

SAG members will hand out leaflets and inform the public of the WGA struggle in Seattle. The national commitment of actors has been astounding—and our message has been heard loud and clear: The WGA’s fight is our fight.

Wed, 12/12/2007 - 14:09
Texas Guild members: Join WGA members on Thursday, December 13 to stand and deliver the strike message that is affecting the broadcast and entertainment industry nationwide!

SAG members will hand out leaflets and inform the public of the WGA struggle in both Austin and Dallas. The national commitment of actors has been astounding—and our message has been heard loud and clear: The WGA’s fight is our fight.

Make plans to show your support for your fellow creative artists. Wear your SAG t-shirt or hat and walk the line with those who write them!
Mon, 12/10/2007 - 10:02

Dear Guild Member:
Now more than ever, we must bolster our commitment and keep walking picket lines to let management know that we stand firmly with our brothers and sisters at the WGA. The commitment of actors has been astounding—and our message has been heard loud and clear: The WGA’s fight is our fight.

Tuesday, December 11 is “Bring an Actor Friend to the Picket Lines” Day at all WGA picket line locations.

Mon, 12/10/2007 - 03:38
Dear Guild Member:

Now more than ever, we must bolster our commitment and keep walking picket lines to let management know that we stand firmly with our brothers and sisters at the WGA. The commitment of actors has been astounding—and our message has been heard loud and clear: The WGA’s fight is our fight.

On Wednesday, December 12, the WGA Black Writers Committee is hosting Diversity Picketing Day at the Paramount location. Everyone is welcome to join. Remember, it’s our differences that make our guilds strong, so come out to show your support.

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