Press Releases

Press Releases
Tue, 11/16/2004 - 14:57


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 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

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Tue, 11/09/2004 - 00:48

Ronald Reagan and Howard Keel Los Angeles, CA (November 8, 2004) – Screen Actors Guild President Melissa Gilbert issued the following statement on the death of actor Howard Keel, who served as SAG president from 1958-1959:

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Thu, 11/04/2004 - 01:00
Official Notice Time: 7 - 9:30 p.m. Date: Saturday, October 23, 2004 Place: The Handlery Hotel and Resort 950 Hotel Circle North, San Diego (619)574-0099 for directions Please join us, your Branch Council, West Region Executive, Kathy Morand and San Diego Executive Director, Hrair Messerlian.Read More
Wed, 11/03/2004 - 00:46

By Privacy and Financial Crimes Expert, Robert J. Rebhan

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Tue, 11/02/2004 - 00:44

We are facing a health care crisis in this state. Prop 72, supported by doctors, nurses and consumer organizations, sets standards in health care, like the minimum wage sets standards in pay.

Vote yes on Prop 72.

For more information, please visit

Sat, 10/30/2004 - 00:42

On November 9, 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. See official notice below:

(California Commercial Code Section 9613)

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Thu, 10/28/2004 - 00:40


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.

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Fri, 10/15/2004 - 00:38

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.

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Thu, 10/07/2004 - 00:36

SAG Roles Drop 1.6 percent; Latino and Asian Male Leads Dive Over 30 percent from previous year

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.

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Wed, 10/06/2004 - 00:00


SAG Roles Drop 1.6 percent; Latino and Asian Male Leads Dive Over 30 percent from previous year 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
Tue, 10/05/2004 - 00:32

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

Mon, 10/04/2004 - 00:00



Free of Charge, a Community Service of the Screen Actors Guild Thursday, October 14th 7-9 PM Paul Harris Theater in the Alta Ham Hall on the UNLV Campus Maryland Parkway between Tropicana and Flamingo Special Event open to all actors in the Las Vegas Community (union affiliation is not required, nor professional status)Read More
Fri, 09/24/2004 - 00:30

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

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Thu, 09/23/2004 - 00:28

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.

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Thu, 09/23/2004 - 00:26

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.

Thu, 09/23/2004 - 00:25

41st Annual Accolade to be Presented During the 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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Wed, 09/08/2004 - 00:22

"SAG Low Budget Agreements Made Simple"

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.

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Thu, 09/02/2004 - 00:18

The Next Best Thing to Taking it With You...

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 or later...there's a tax-favorable planned giving option that perfectly suits your individual needs.

* Bequests

* Charitable Lead Trusts

* Charitable Gift Annuities

* Charitable Remainder Trusts

* Pooled Income Funds

* Residuals Donation

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Wed, 09/01/2004 - 00:16

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.

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Sat, 08/28/2004 - 00:14

For the second time in six weeks, SAG takes strong action against scam artists looking to prey upon actors

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.

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Thu, 08/26/2004 - 00:13

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.

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Thu, 08/26/2004 - 00:10

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.

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Thu, 08/26/2004 - 00:08

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.

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Thu, 08/19/2004 - 00:00

Don’t miss the Grand Opening of The SAG Shop

Opening its doors tomorrow, September 17th!

Featuring caps, t-shirts, portfolios and much more!

Log-in to Friday, September 16th to link to the new SAG Shop. ....and "Wear It Proud".