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
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
In February, 2004, SAG was contacted by a concerned member of the acting community about a potential voucher scam being perpetrated on aspiring actors through a popular Internet jobs board. The Guild opened an investigation and began methodically gathering evidence. On Monday, July 19, L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo announced 14 charges against Thyvronn Hill, doing business as “RJ Productions,” including 10 counts of false advertising, two counts of petty theft, operating a business without proper registration and unauthorized use of a trademark or label.Read More
LOS ANGELES (July 19, 2004) - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert issued a warning to actors to be on guard against individuals who provide forged vouchers used to verify employment necessary for SAG membership.Read More
Los Angeles (July 7, 2004) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today granted a waiver to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MTPF) – which provides tens of thousands of SAG members in the Los Angeles area with critical health and human services – that will directly strengthen the MPTF’s core services to members of the entertainment community.Read More
Los Angeles (July 16, 2004) – U.S. District Court Judge John Walter this week affirmed his ruling of May 27th that dismissed all discrimination and retaliation claims brought by former SAG employee Patricia Heisser Metoyer against Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and has ordered Metoyer to pay SAG's court costs in the amount of $24,765.Read More
We have received a request from AFTRA that Screen Actors Guild members not accept employment on a Spanish-language telenovela to be co-produced by Freemantle Latin America and Telemundo. This telenovela is tentatively entitled “La Fuerza del Silencio” or “La Ley Del Silencio.”Read More
All paid-up SAG members who work under the TV Animation Contract are invited to attend. Participation will be 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: 7-9 PM
Date: Wednesday, July 21
Location: Screen Actors Guild Headquarters 5757 Wilshire Blvd. James Cagney Board Room (1st Floor)
Thank you for your participation!
SAG TV Animation Contract Negotiating Committee 2004
Los Angeles (July 12, 2004)—In an effort to constructively resolve the ongoing debate over the controversial practice of actors paying to attend casting workshops, The Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today announced a new pilot effort that will increase the number of free casting workshops available to Guild members. After a one-year run in Los Angeles, SAG hopes to expand the program nationwide.Read More
Blood industry officials made a plea this week for blood donations, citing the "current high risk of a life-threatening" shortage in many parts of the country, including the Midwest and Southern California. On that urgent note, it’s time for another Screen Actors Guild blood drive. Please consider scheduling an appointment to make a life saving gift (guidelines for blood donations are listed below).
All members nationwide are invited to take part in the SAG Blood Drive and Bone Marrow Registry.Read More
The SAG Health Plan is pleased to announce a new premium payment option that will eliminate the worry of missing a payment and risking the loss of eligibility. The new Auto Debit Plan deducts your quarterly premium automatically on a recurring basis each quarter from your checking or savings account (excludes credit cards). Payments are deducted on the 25th of each month prior to the due date. For example, a payment due on July 1 is deducted on July 25.Read More
On July 13, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., at the offices of the Screen Actors Guild, Inc. (“SAG”), 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor (Bella Bruck Room), Los Angeles, California, SAG will sell, at public auction, for cash or otherwise acceptable terms, all right, title, and interest of the Debtor(s) in and to several motion pictures.
Los Angeles (June 24, 2004) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Melissa Gilbert today released the following statement in reaction to today’s ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals to block Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to dangerously expand the number of television and radio stations that can be owned by a single media company in one market:Read More