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Wed, 01/20/2016 - 10:46

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 20, 2016) - The style and décor of the 22nd Annual® Screen Actors Guild Awards® is the very definition of elegance. Delicate chandeliers flourish over the audience and stage like sparkling clouds, while the stage is outlined by gleaming tubes of steel that suggest futuristic organ pipes. A pair of majestic Actor® statues on pedestals stand sentry over a giant center screen, which is framed in additional sleek silver.

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 13:31

SAG Awards® will be simulcast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 19, 2016) – The Actor® statuettes—which this year’s 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honorees will receive for outstanding performances in 2015—have been cast in solid bronze at the American Fine Arts Foundry in Burbank, California.

In attendance were SAG Awards Committee Vice Chair Daryl Anderson, SAG Awards Committee member Jason George (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and SAG Awards nominee Emily Robinson (“Transparent’).

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 13:22

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Red Carpet Pre-Show Will Stream Live on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. (ET) / 3 p.m. (PT)

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 18, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard and SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams will announce the honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles from the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® red carpet, SAG Awards Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today.

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:11

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 11, 2016) – United Airlines, PEOPLE Magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Champagne Taittinger, Subaru, L'Oréal Paris and FIJI Water are among the dedicated corporate partners returning to the Screen Actors Guild Awards® in support of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, SAG Awards Committee Chair and SAG-AFTRA Foundation President JoBeth Williams announced today.

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 10:58

Los Angeles (Dec. 21, 2015) -- Friday, producers on Chicago Tonight at WTTW-TV in Chicago voted overwhelmingly to join 160,000 media and entertainment professionals in choosing SAG-AFTRA as their union. Produced for broadcast and the Internet, Chicago Tonight is one of the most-respected nightly news programs in Chicago. The full- and part-time producers working on the show voted to become union members at a National Labor Relations Board election.

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 14:18

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 3, 2015) – The Screen Actors Guild Awards Holiday Auction benefiting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Actor Assistance programs begins online today at 6 p.m.

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 13:49

SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of Nashville Local member Fred Thompson. He died Nov. 1 at the age of 73 in Nashville after a recurrence of lymphoma.

A member of SAG and AFTRA since 1986 and 2006, respectively, Thompson was well-known for his five-year run on Law and Order as District Attorney Arthur Branch. He also appeared on Days of ThunderThe Hunt for Red October and Die Hard 2. Most recently, he was seen in the 2012 movie Sinister and the 2015 series Allegiance.

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 16:04

NEW YORK (Oct. 26, 2015) --- SAG-AFTRA executive John McGuire, who serves as the union’s senior advisor, was the guest of honor in a special ceremony hosted by New York’s Museum of the Moving Image.   

At the Oct. 20 dinner at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, McGuire, who was instrumental in the museum’s founding and served as its vice president and founding chairman, was one of three labor leaders honored for their years of devoted service as trustees.

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 19:20

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 4, 2015) -- The second SAG-AFTRA National Convention concluded today with speeches from the union’s top officers, focusing on the convention’s theme: Educate, Engage, Empower. The day capped a three-day convention that brought together member delegates from across the country to conduct business and work to advance the union and its mission. 

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 10:44

Los Angeles (Oct. 4, 2015) – The second day of SAG-AFTRA’s National Convention on Saturday began with a presentation by National Executive Director David White, which provided an update to convention delegates on the state of the union. White’s presentation covered leadership and activism, union operations, upcoming initiatives and future strategic goals, as well as recent industry trends, including the impact of technology on the media industry.

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 08:23

Los Angeles (Oct. 2, 2015) — SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard officially opened the second biennial SAG-AFTRA National Convention this morning, encouraging delegates to learn about the challenges confronting fellow members in every category and in other locals – and to talk, think, and collaborate on ideas and propose solutions.

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:17

Gabrielle Carteris

Los Angeles (Oct. 2, 2015) — SAG-AFTRA today announced that Gabrielle Carteris has been re-elected as executive vice president of the union at its second biennial SAG-AFTRA National Convention in Los Angeles. Her new two-year term begins immediately.

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:23

Los Angeles (Sept. 29, 2015) – Union leaders, delegates and special guests will converge in Southern California for the second biennial SAG-AFTRA National Convention, taking place Oct. 1-4 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.   

With the theme of Educate, Engage, Empower, the convention brings together hundreds of member delegates, including national officers, national board members, local presidents and members from across the country to discuss and decide on items vital to the future of the union.