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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
David White, National Executive Director for SAG-AFTRA attends Multicultural Motion Picture Association’s 2012 Diversity in Television and Film PanelRead More
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.
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.”Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Board Confirms David P. White as National Executive Director and Approves New, Three-Year ContractRead More
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 yearRead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
After 31 Years of Service, Kim Roberts Hedgpeth Steps Down as Co-National Executive Director of SAG-AFTRARead More
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.Read More
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.Read More
SAG and AFTRA Merger Ballots Will Be
Counted March 30 as Scheduled
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.Read More
LOS ANGELES (February 28, 2012) - The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild on Monday sent out ballots to approximately 131,000 members of both organizations.
The mailer included full details of the proposed SAG-AFTRA merger, including the Merger Agreement and Constitution, which were overwhelmingly approved by both unions’ national boards in January, as well as a Pension & Health/Health & Retirement Feasibility Report.Read More
Los Angeles (February 22, 2012) - "We believe that this suit is completely without merit and we will vigorously defend all claims in court. We are confident that our actions are appropriate and consistent with the law and our own rules of procedure.
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 30, 2012) – AFTRA members who work in Sound Recordings have ratified a successor agreement to the AFTRA National Code of Fair Practice for Sound Recordings.
Voting by phone or Internet closed Jan. 30, with affected members voting close to 99% in favor of approving the Sound Recordings Code. The ratification is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012 and runs through Dec. 31, 2014.Read More
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2012) - Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2011 at the “18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The “18th 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).Read More
LOS ANGELES (January 28, 2012) — Screen Actors Guild National President Ken Howard released the following statement regarding the AFTRA National Board vote on the proposed merger with Screen Actors Guild:Read More
LOS ANGELES (January 27, 2012) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today voted overwhelmingly to approve and recommend a plan to merge with AFTRA. The board met in a regularly scheduled plenary meeting in the James Cagney Board Room at the Guild’s Los Angeles headquarters and voted after reviewing a merger package put forward by the SAG and AFTRA Group for One Union (G1) that includes a Merger Agreement and Constitution.Read More
The following statement was issued by the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), Directors Guild of America (DGA), International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada (IATSE), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT):Read More