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Thu, 11/17/2016 - 19:06

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 17, 2016) –  Approximately 450 members and leaders of SAG-AFTRA, together with members of Unite Here, AFM, WGA West and IATSE, picketed Insomniac Games, Inc. in Burbank on Thursday. It was the union’s third picket since it began striking 11 video game corporations Oct. 21. SAG-AFTRA’s pickets of WB Games, Inc. and Voiceworks Productions, Inc. on Nov. 3 and EA on Oct. 24 drew some 700 combined.

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 10:26

CHICAGO (November 7, 2016) -- SAG-AFTRA on Monday filed two unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board on behalf of member broadcasters at WEEK and WHOI. Both news stations are operated out of the same location in East Peoria, Ill. and are owned by Quincy Media, Inc. Together with one previously filed charge, there are now three unfair labor practice charges outstanding against the company.

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 17:48

LOS ANGELES (November 4, 2016) – SAG-AFTRA today welcomed the release of Activision’s latest Call of Duty installment Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare by noting that dialogue by voice performers appears in 100 percent of the blockbuster franchise's gameplay.

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 13:34

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 4, 2016) — Regarding the series "Being Mary Jane," BET and Breakdown Productions continue to abuse the option pickup process and mask which season they are shooting in order to avoid paying contractually agreed upon raises. As a result, SAG-AFTRA is moving to arbitration on behalf of the entire cast.

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 17:50

LOS ANGELES (November 3, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA members Thursday picketed two of the video game corporations that continue to refuse to compromise on critical issues.

Approximately 400 SAG-AFTRA and allied union members from AFM, WGAW, IATSE and the Animation Guild Local 839 picketed WB Games, Inc. and Voiceworks Productions, Inc. in Burbank, Calif. as the interactive video game strike continued into a second week.

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 17:00

LOS ANGELES (October 28, 2016) -- Attorneys for SAG-AFTRA today issued a demand to the public relations representative and negotiations attorney for the 11 video game corporations the union is striking. The demand directs the PR rep to immediately cease infringing the union’s trademark and desist in its promotion of a deceptive website that masquerades as a SAG-AFTRA communications platform.

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 11:05

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the SAG-AFTRA Video Game Strike:

The AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with the SAG-AFTRA voice-over and motion-capture performers who are on strike after failed negotiations with eleven video game employers. Performers deserve a modern contract that offers the protections necessary to work in today’s video game industry.

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 21:02

SAG-AFTRA Responds to Management Claims

As Picketing Begins, SAG-AFTRA Remains Committed to Negotiations

LOS ANGELES (October 24, 2016) -- Despite what the video game employers restated today, SAG-AFTRA has not received a fair offer that would resolve our negotiations. The union remains committed to reaching an equitable solution while employers are the ones who continue to be intractable in their bargaining.

Fri, 10/21/2016 - 13:25

SAG Awards® Nominees Will Be Announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

23rd Annual SAG Awards Ceremony Will Be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS 
on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017

LOS ANGELES (October 21, 2016) – Submissions of performances for nominations consideration for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will close on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 at 5 p.m. (PST). Absolutely no submissions will be considered after that time.

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 15:41

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 20, 2016)  “This group of video game employers knowingly feeds off other industries that pay these same performers fairly to make a living. This represents a 'freeloader model of compensation' that we believe cannot and should not continue.

Sun, 10/16/2016 - 17:29

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 16, 2016) — The SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors meeting this weekend in a face-to-face plenary in Los Angeles, voted unanimously to set a strike date against video game employers for this Friday, October 21 at 12:01 a.m. 

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 18:45

Los Angeles (September 24, 2016) -- “Gov. Jerry Brown today stood with thousands of film and television professionals and concerned Californians who urged him to sign AB 1687, a California law that will help prevent age discrimination in film and television casting and hiring," said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 16:48

Los Angeles (Sept, 14, 2016) - For the first time, a nationally broadcast award show produced for the Telemundo network will be covered by a SAG-AFTRA agreement. The 2016 Latin American Music Awards will be televised from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif. on October 6, and produced by CMS Productions for Telemundo. 

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 13:44


Toronto (September 8, 2016) – SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA unveiled today a new one-of-a-kind event taking place at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival. The unique evening event will recognize the talented actors and filmmakers coming to TIFF 2016. Toronto was selected because its world-renowned festival helps kick off the film industry's annual calendar. 

Thu, 09/01/2016 - 16:22

CHICAGO (Sept. 1, 2016) — The employees at the Better Government Association in Chicago today voted unanimously to join SAG-AFTRA.  

The successful vote means the staff will join more than 160,000 media professionals in the union, paving the way for BGA employees to negotiate a first contract.

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 11:29

LOS ANGELES (August 30, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris was honored by the Jewish Labor Committee Western Region with the Elinor Glenn Leadership Award at its annual brunch on Sunday at the CBS Studio Center, Radford Lot in Studio City, Calif. The award was presented by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 15:52

LOS ANGELES (August 26, 2016) -- Comic character actor and writer Marvin Kaplan died Thursday at the age of 89. Kaplan, a former member of the national boards of both Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, served four terms as president of AFTRA’s Los Angeles Local from 1989–95 and 2003–05, and on the SAG board from 1975–84, including a two-year term as 9th vice president.

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 08:40

LOS ANGELES (August 26, 2016) — In its ongoing effort to organize Spanish-language television, SAG-AFTRA sent another message to Telemundo Thursday night by airing a 30-second commercial highlighting the double standard that exists between English-language and Spanish-language talent at the network’s parent company, NBCUniversal.

While Telemundo and Comcast refused to air the Spanish-language spot during the network’s live broadcast of Premios Tu Mundo, other Spanish-language stations in Miami, New York and Los Angeles ran the ad.