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Press Releases
Tue, 03/15/2005 - 13:06

Los Angeles (March 15, 2005)---Screen Actors Guild mourns the loss of Tom Dillon, who served as president of The Actors' Fund of America from 1989 to 2004. He was 86. With one of the longest presidential tenures in the Fund's 122-year history, Dillon led the organization through a period of significant growth and achievement.

Wed, 03/09/2005 - 13:04

LOS ANGELES (March 9, 2005) - A Los Angeles man who deceptively offered vouchers from Screen Actors Guild to scam actors was convicted following a two-week jury trial, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo announced.

Thyvronn Verlin Hill, 40, of Los Angeles, was convicted by a jury of two counts of petty theft (of labor), eight counts of false advertising, and one count of doing business in Los Angeles without a business tax registration certificate.

Mon, 03/07/2005 - 13:02

Los Angeles (March 6, 2005) – The Board of Directors of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today named Greg Hessinger as the Guild’s new national executive director and chief executive officer. Hessinger, who has served as national executive director of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) for the past four years, will formally assume the new role on May 2. He replaces Bob Pisano, who has served in the role since September 2001

Mon, 03/07/2005 - 13:00

Screen Actors Guild members are advised not to render voice-over services for Grabaciones y Doblajes or Grabaciones y Doblajes Internacionales on "LOS SIMPSONS" in Mexico.

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the Asociación Nacional de Actores (ANDA), the Mexican performers union, have enjoyed years of friendship, solidarity, joint action and mutual aid since 1999.

Mon, 03/07/2005 - 12:58


Los Angeles (March 7, 2005) Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Melissa Gilbert and National Executive Director/CEO Bob Pisano, on behalf of the entire SAG membership, sent the guild’s unqualified support to the Mexican performers union Asociación Nacional de Actores (ANDA) in their struggle with employers for fair contracts.

Thu, 02/17/2005 - 12:52

Los Angeles (February 17, 2005) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Melissa Gilbert today called on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to heed the request of the stunt community – all of whom are SAG members – to establish a new Oscar category of Best Stunt Coordinator in the annual awards show.

Tue, 02/08/2005 - 12:56

To read a summary of the SAG/AFTRA TV/Theatrical Agreement click here.

SAG has posted the full detailed presentation that the Joint SAG/AFTRA National Board carefully studied before overwhelmingly recommending the deal.

To view a PDF of the presentation, click here

To download Adobe Acrobat Reader (for PDF viewing), click here.

Fri, 02/04/2005 - 12:49

Currently paid-up members of SAG and/or AFTRA may attend joint informational meetings held in these cities prior to the voting deadline. You must present a paid-up SAG or AFTRA membership card for admission. Plan to attend the informational meeting in your area.

Thursday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m
Culver City Veteran Memorial Auditorium
4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City

Tuesday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Le Parker Meridien Hotel
118 W. 57th Street

Fri, 02/04/2005 - 12:46

Los Angeles (February 7, 2005) --- The Joint Board of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) overwhelmingly approved, and is recommending to its combined membership, a new three-year TV/Theatrical contract with studios and networks. Beginning today, ballots are being mailed to all SAG and AFTRA eligible voters. Filled-out ballots must be returned via mail and must be received at the assigned post office box in Everett, WA no later than 5 p.m. (PST) Monday, February 28, 2005.

Thu, 01/27/2005 - 12:42

Los Angeles (January 27, 2005) --- All dues-current SAG and AFTRA members who work under the Interactive Media Agreement are invited to an Interactive Media Voice Actors Caucus at 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 4 in the James Cagney boardroom. Participation is limited only by fire rules. Come early and bring your membership card.

This is the last discussion with negotiators and Negotiating Committee chairs before the start of negotiations. Here's a chance to preview the proposal package.

Thu, 01/27/2005 - 12:39
Los Angeles (January 27, 2005) - In a statement issued today, Melissa Gilbert, president of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and John P. Connolly, president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), announced they will recommend to the SAG/AFTRA Joint National Board that both a pro and con statement be included in the member referendum, assuming the recently negotiated TV/Theatrical Agreement is approved by the joint board this Saturday.

Tue, 01/25/2005 - 12:37

Los Angeles (January 25, 2005) --- The following is a joint statement from the American Federation of Musicians, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Directors Guild of America, Screen Actors Guild, and the Writers Guild of America, west regarding today's filing in Supreme Court of a friend of the court brief in the Grokster case:

Thu, 01/20/2005 - 12:35

Unions Secure Historically Lucrative Deal;
Across-the-Board Gains for Performers Working at Scale

SAG, AFTRA Presidents Endorse Inclusion of Opposition Views
in Referendum Materials on TV/Theatrical Deal

(Los Angeles, January 20, 2005) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) announced today that they have negotiated a sweeping $200 million agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) on a new three-year television and theatrical contract.

Fri, 01/14/2005 - 12:33

Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) announced today that the parties will reconvene negotiations for a new three-year Television and Theatrical contract on Wednesday, January 19. The current contract does not expire until June 30. A news blackout remains in effect.

Mon, 01/03/2005 - 12:29

SAG cashiering staff and resources will be reassigned as of January 1, 2005. Therefore, walk-up cashiering will be closing nationwide and payments will no longer be accepted at SAG offices. All dues payments will be processed online (24-hours a day) or by mail to:

Screen Actors Guild
P.O. Box 48970
Los Angeles, CA 90048-9170


Tue, 12/21/2004 - 12:43

Attempt to Undermine SAG National Board’s Selection of Bob Pisano as Union’s Chief Negotiator is Dismissed by the Court

Los Angeles (December 21, 2004) – In a surprise early ruling, a federal court today tossed out a claim brought by two individuals that attempted to undermine the SAG national board’s choice of chief negotiator. Judge R. Gary Klausner of the U.S. District Court formally dismissed the case in a written summary judgment motion issued this morning.

Fri, 12/10/2004 - 13:41


Please be advised that offices of Screen Actors Guild* nationwide will be closed December 27 through January 2, 2005. Offices will re-open on January 3, 2005.

For those members who need work clearance during this time, please note that Station 12 will be accessible via telephone only on December 28 and 29. Members and producers should call (323)549-6794.

Fri, 12/10/2004 - 13:21


(Los Angeles) December 13, 2004 - Children across the nation can now experience Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba) reading the holiday classic " The Polar Express" on Storyline Online presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.