Press Releases

Press Releases
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:25

Screen Actors Guild Awards® Honored with The Environmental Media Association’s Green Seal Award for the Fourth Consecutive Year

 

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Sun, 09/30/2012 - 13:31

For Immediate Release
September 30, 2012

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Fri, 08/31/2012 - 09:33

Los Angeles (August 31, 2012) – As a broad coalition of unions and guilds representing labor and the entertainment industry, we join together to welcome today’s passage of the two-year extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program by both houses of the California State Legislature.

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Thu, 08/23/2012 - 13:02

Peoria Ratifies New Contract with Week TV and WHOI TV

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Tue, 08/21/2012 - 13:04

Los Angeles (August 21, 2012) – As a coalition of unions, guilds and associations representing hundreds of thousands of men and women whose livelihoods depend on the strength of the California entertainment industry, we applaud the passage of SB 1167 by the California State Senate.

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Tue, 08/21/2012 - 09:07

49th Annual Accolade to be Presented During the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27, 2013

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Thu, 08/16/2012 - 12:27

Los Angeles (August 16, 2012) – As a broad coalition of unions and guilds representing labor and the entertainment industry, we join together today to applaud the passage of AB 2026 by the California State Assembly.

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Wed, 08/01/2012 - 12:08

Los Angeles (August 1, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA today received a new, national charter from the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations. SAG-AFTRA joins 55 other unions, comprising more than 12 million working men and women, under the AFL-CIO banner.

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Sun, 07/22/2012 - 15:21

Los Angeles and New York (July 22, 2012) – The National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA met today via videoconference in the final day of a regularly scheduled two-day plenary.

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Sat, 07/21/2012 - 15:20

SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors Meets via Video Conference Board Approves First-Ever Industry-Wide Music Video Agreement and Sets Commercials W&W Schedule

Los Angeles and New York (July 21, 2012) – The National Board of Directors of SAG-AFTRA met today via videoconference in the first day of a regularly scheduled two-day plenary.

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Sun, 07/08/2012 - 10:10

Los Angeles (July 8, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of actor Ernest Borgnine, who died today at the age of 95. Borgnine was honored with the 47th Annual Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award® in 2010 for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Borgnine served on the Screen Actors Guild Board of Directors from April to November 1962 and again from November 1974 to November 1977.

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Mon, 07/02/2012 - 12:58

David White, National Executive Director for SAG-AFTRA attends Multicultural Motion Picture Association’s 2012 Diversity in Television and Film Panel

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Tue, 06/26/2012 - 09:51

Beijing (June 26, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA and its more than 160,000 members around the world applaud the adoption of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances. This treaty will, at long last, extend important economic and moral rights to actors and other audiovisual performers.

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Tue, 06/19/2012 - 17:43

New York (June 19, 2012) —Roberta Reardon, co-president of SAG-AFTRA, was honored by the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO in recognition for her work as former AFTRA national president and on the SAG-AFTRA merger campaign with the NYC Central Labor Council’s Distinguished Service Award. Her award reads: “In recognition of decades of service to the Labor Movement and her inspired leadership in merging two powerful unions into a new, unique voice for working people.”

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Thu, 06/14/2012 - 20:09

LOS ANGELES (June 15, 2012) — — Erin Griffin, chief information officer for SAG-AFTRA, was named CIO of the Year, Non-profit sector in the inaugural The Los Angeles Business Journal CIO/CTO Awards. The 2012 CIO Awards recognize the impact that Chief Information Officers' (CIOs) have on all aspects of business.

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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:02

Landmark Deal is the First Industrywide Agreement Covering Music Video Performers

LOS ANGELES (June 1, 2012) — SAG-AFTRA today announced that it had reached tentative agreement with the major record labels — Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, EMI Music and The Walt Disney Co. — on a first-ever industrywide contract to cover dancers and other performers on music videos.

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Sun, 05/20/2012 - 17:19

Board Confirms David P. White as National Executive Director and Approves New, Three-Year Contract

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Wed, 05/16/2012 - 17:30

Celebrities Unite to Raise Funds and Awareness for the Catastrophic Health Fund and Assistance Programs

Presenting sponsor Integrated Wealth Management returns for a second consecutive year

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Mon, 05/07/2012 - 14:55

LOS ANGELES (May 7, 2012) – SAG-AFTRA released the following statement:

SAG-AFTRA mourns longtime member and past SAG Ralph Morgan Award recipient Yale Summers, 78, who passed away Sunday in Beverly Hills after a long battle with COPD.

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Wed, 04/25/2012 - 13:03

LOS ANGELES (April 25, 2012) --- SAG-AFTRA, a national union of 160,000 members, sent the following advisory to its members today regarding work covering music videos and its fight for safe, fair working conditions and health care for SAG-AFTRA dancers and performers who appear in music videos.

The notice is an advisory to members of action the SAG-AFTRA National Board may take at its upcoming meeting on May 19/20, which may include a Do Not Work Notice to members.

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Mon, 04/16/2012 - 15:06

After 31 Years of Service, Kim Roberts Hedgpeth Steps Down as Co-National Executive Director of SAG-AFTRA 

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Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:31

LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2012) — The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild are pleased to announce that members of both organizations have overwhelmingly voted to approve a merger, creating a new entity, SAG-AFTRA. SAG members voted 82 percent in favor of the merger. AFTRA members favored the merger with 86 percent, exceeding the 60 percent threshold needed for both unions’ membership for passage.

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Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:47

LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2012) - Screen Actors Guild fully supports its sister union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, in its efforts to organize music videos. Music videos are an area of intense production, in which members must be adequately covered by union contracts.

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Wed, 03/28/2012 - 18:16

SAG and AFTRA Merger Ballots Will Be
Counted March 30 as Scheduled

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Sat, 03/24/2012 - 10:50

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (March 24, 2012) — The National Board of Directors of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcasters and actors – met today by videoconference plenary in Los Angeles and New York, and upon receiving a report of the music video negotiating committee, unanimously voted to authorize the AFTRA Administrative Committee (AdCom), or its successor, to issue a Do Not Work order for music videos at a time to be determined by the AdCom, or its successor.

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