Press Releases

Press Releases
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:00

San Francisco, CA  (June 11, 2013)– Newspersons represented by SAG-AFTRA at KRON4 voted unanimously last Friday to reject the latest contract offer proposed by KRON4/Young Broadcasting management. SAG-AFTRA members cited equitable compensation, threats to job security, and health/retirement benefit concerns as their primary reasons for rejecting the Company’s latest offer.  SAG-AFTRA has been negotiating with the Company for over a year while Newpersons continue to work with a contract that expired on April 30, 2012.

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Fri, 05/31/2013 - 18:21

 New Three-Year Commercials Contracts Effective Retroactive to April 1, 2013

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Sun, 04/21/2013 - 16:26

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2013) – The SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors met in Los Angeles April 20 and 21 and took action on several items including approval of the recently negotiated commercials agreements, an operational restructuring plan, and multiple governance and administrative matters.

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Sat, 04/06/2013 - 05:53

NEW YORK, (APRIL 6, 2013) — SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee have reached a tentative agreement on terms for successor agreements to the television and radio commercials contracts, subject to approval by the SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors later this month.
Both parties recognized the positive and productive results of this negotiation and highlighted their joint commitment to grow the work for performers under these contracts while further strengthening the industry.

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Tue, 04/02/2013 - 13:06

LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2013) --  SAG-AFTRA considers the right of performers to control the use of their image to be of utmost importance and we vigorously protect those rights. Our collective bargaining agreements include protections for performers against exploitation of audition and interview tapes, which must be erased upon performers’ request. Failure to comply with such a request will result in formal legal action pursuant to the agreements.

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Tue, 03/26/2013 - 13:56

Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC)
and SAG-AFTRAStatement Regarding Commercials Contracts
Extension and Continuing Negotiations

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Fri, 03/15/2013 - 07:42

NEW YORK (March 14, 2013) — The SAG-AFTRA New York Local this morning held a marrow donor drive in conjunction with the Be The Match Registry ( to support those with leukemia and other blood cancers. SAG-AFTRA New York Local Co-President Holter Graham is battling leukemia and beginning the bone marrow transplant process.

The event, held at the SAG-AFTRA New York office, was attended by more than 25 members, board members and staff. The drive produced 15 new additions to the Be The Match Registry.

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Thu, 03/07/2013 - 12:34

 Sponsored events run from March 9-13, 2013 in Austin, TX
SAG-AFTRA, SAG-AFTRA New Media, SAGindie and
SAG Foundation Team Up for SXSW 2013

Groups sponsor trade show booth, actors’ workshops and receptions
for festival-goers & regional SAG-AFTRA performers

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 07:13

BOSTON (March 1, 2013) — Following an extensive search, SAG-AFTRA announced today the appointment of a new Executive Director for its New England Local, Susan Nelson of Vernon, CT. Nelson officially assumes the position today.

Nelson joins SAG-AFTRA with more than 25 years of experience in labor relations. A graduate of the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, Nelson is known for her skill in mediation and negotiation.

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Mon, 01/28/2013 - 15:52

Star-Studded Event Draws 5.2 Million Viewers,
With Strong Growth among Adults 18-49

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Sun, 01/27/2013 - 19:20

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2013) — SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2012 at the “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT). An encore presentation was telecast on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT).

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Fri, 01/18/2013 - 17:27

LOS ANGELES (January 18, 2013) - SAG-AFTRA Today Released the Following Statement:

We’re pleased and excited with the results of the union election at KPCC.  We are looking forward to working with the new SAG-AFTRA bargaining unit in partnership with KPCC management to negotiate a first contract.

The new bargaining unit will cover 65 reporters, producers, show hosts and news anchors at KPCC and is moving forward to negotiate a first contract.

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Wed, 01/16/2013 - 09:53

Bradley Cooper, Viola Davis, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence,
Justin Timberlake and Sigourney Weaver to Present at the
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 09:31

LOS ANGELES (January 15, 2013) — Veteran writer, director, producer and actor Carl Reiner, along with seven-time SAG Award® winner and 18-time nominee Alec Baldwin, will present the SAG 49th Life Achievement Award to Dick Van Dyke at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, executive producer and director Jeff Margolis announced today.

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Thu, 01/10/2013 - 11:27

Panel features top audiobook narration experts
including Vice President of

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Thu, 01/10/2013 - 11:27, and's
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
Red Carpet
Pre-Show Streams Live Sunday, Jan. 27, from 6-8 p.m. (ET)/3-5 p.m. (PT)

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Mon, 01/07/2013 - 12:31

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 7, 2013) — The Screen Actors Guild Awards is expanding efforts to further reduce its carbon footprint thanks to a unique reforestation partnership with Chile’s Patagonia Sur (, a for-profit conservation company founded by American entrepreneur Warren Adams that is a leader in private land conservation, reforestation and carbon offsetting in South America.

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Wed, 01/02/2013 - 09:18

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 2, 2013) Jeff Margolis, executive producer and director of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced the team of talented producers and artists who will create this year’s ceremonies.

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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:30

SAG Awards Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013
on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)

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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 10:39

Update: SAG-AFTRA Urges a Call to Action
Sign the Petition Against Making Michigan a So-Called “Right-to-Work” State

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Thu, 11/29/2012 - 15:13

Co-Hosts Make Donation to SAG Foundation for the 17th Consecutive Year

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Wed, 11/28/2012 - 13:11

Philipps, Star of the TBS Original Series “Cougar Town,” Will Also Serve as SAG Awards® Social Media Ambassador

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Tue, 11/06/2012 - 11:23

AFTRA Foundation President Shelby Scott and SAG-AFTRA Co-President
and AFTRA Foundation Board Member Roberta Reardon

Announce Creation of AFTRA Foundation Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

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Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:57

SAG Foundation Partners with Screen Actors Guild Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund
to Provide Relief to SAG-AFTRA Members Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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