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Thu, 11/10/2011 - 09:38

Los Angeles (November 10, 2011) – Leading First Amendment expert Floyd Abrams sent a letter this week to House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith and Ranking Member John Conyers reaffirming that the Stop Online Piracy Act currently under consideration in the House of Representatives in no way imperils the First Amendment.

In the letter, Abrams writes:

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Tue, 11/08/2011 - 09:37

LOS ANGELES (November 8, 2011)  — Screen Actors Guild has been recognized by Office Depot for its efforts to be environmentally sensitive. The Guild was one of 25 nominees chosen by Office Depot for the Leadership in Greener Purchasing Award from among the thousands of customers it considered. Nominees were chosen based on a history of purchasing “greener” office supplies. An awards ceremony will be held on November 15 in Oakland, Calif.

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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 19:07

Los Angeles (November 1, 2011) —  Screen Actors Guild mourns the passing of Gil Cates. Cates, a former Directors Guild of America president and past dean of the School of Theater, Film and Television at the University of California Los Angeles, died Monday. He was 77.

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Tue, 11/01/2011 - 09:04

2011 Business of Acting Conference, November 4 -5 at the Nativo Lodge, Albuquerque

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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 09:12

Dancers lend support to striking W Hollywood Hotel workers, both groups struggling for a first contract

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 28, 2011) – Elected member leaders and music video dancers from the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO – a national union of more than 70,000 recording artists, broadcasters and actors – today lent their support to workers at the popular W Hotel in Hollywood who walked off the job in a one-day strike to protest not being able to take breaks.

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Thu, 10/27/2011 - 14:27

Los Angeles (October 27, 2011) — An actor’s actual age is irrelevant to casting. What matters is the age range that an actor can portray. For the entire history of professional acting, this has been true but that reality has been upended by the development of IMDb as an industry standard used in casting offices across America.

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Wed, 10/26/2011 - 12:54

Los Angeles (October 26, 2011) – 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), International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the following statement:

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Tue, 10/25/2011 - 08:44

SAG SINGERS TO HONOR ALAN SILVESTRI
Meet the Composer III Unites Singers and the Composing Community
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Sat, 10/22/2011 - 20:41

Los Angeles (October 22, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors met in a regularly scheduled plenary meeting on October 22, in the James Cagney Board Room at the Guild’s Los Angeles headquarters.

The meeting began with a moment of silence in honor of members who have passed away since the last meeting. The board received reports from operational departments, committees and task forces including:

Merger Task Force

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Wed, 10/19/2011 - 17:34

Los Angeles (October 19, 2011) -- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild convened for the third formal face‐to‐face discussions of the Group for One Union.  Known as the G1, the group consists of members from the Screen Actors Guild Merger Task Force and the AFTRA New Union Committee.

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Mon, 10/17/2011 - 13:18

LOS ANGELES (October 17, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild Awards® has been honored for the third consecutive year with the Environmental Media Association (EMA)’s Green Seal, recognizing a production’s outstanding efforts to implement sustainable initiatives and promote environmental awareness. The EMA Green Seal was presented for the green practices of the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® at the 21st Annual EMA Awards on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Warner Brothers Studios.

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Wed, 10/12/2011 - 10:34

Major TV Networks Commit to Broadcasting PSAs to Support Joining Forces

Washington, D.C. (October 12, 2011) -  In response to First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden’s Joining Forces program, a national initiative to support and honor America’s service members and their families, the entertainment industry’s Inter-Guild Joining Forces Task Force today released new public service announcements (PSAs) featuring Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey.

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Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:13

LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK (Oct. 1, 2011) — 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 unanimously voted to authorize the AFTRA Sound Recordings Negotiating Committee to take all actions necessary, up to and including proceeding to a strike authorization vote if needed, to secure an agreement with the major record labels.

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Wed, 09/28/2011 - 03:08

1% Representation on Network TV Creates Few Employment Opportunities for Performers With Disabilities; Improvement Seen on Cable Networks

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Thu, 09/22/2011 - 14:10

Screen Actors Guild Announces Results of National Board Elections

Howard and Aquino Re-Elected President, Secretary-Treasurer

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Wed, 09/21/2011 - 14:58

Bethesda, MD (September 21, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Washington-Baltimore Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Washington-Baltimore Branch include:

Stephen F. Schmidt / National Director / three-year term
Kirk Penberthy / President / three-year term
Susan Jeanne Snyder / Vice President / three-year term
Terri Price / Secretary-Treasurer / three-year term
Jim E. Brady / Council Member at Large / three-year term

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Wed, 09/21/2011 - 14:51

Philadelphia (September 21, 2011) – Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Philadelphia Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the Philadelphia Branch include:

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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 14:47

San Francisco (September 20, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the San Francisco Branch elections.

Candidates elected from the San Francisco Branch include:

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Tue, 09/20/2011 - 10:05

Honolulu (September 20, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Hawaii Branch elections.
 
Candidate elected from the Hawaii Branch:

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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 17:37

Los Angeles (September 16, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Utah elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Utah Branch include:

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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 12:55

Boston (September 16, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced the election results for the Boston Branch.

Candidates elected from the Boston Branch include:

Bill Mootos / National Board Member / three-year term
Doug Bowen Flynn / President / three-year term
Michele Proude / 1st Vice President / three-year term
Mick Hoegen / 2nd Vice President / three-year term
Ellen Colton / Secretary / three-year term

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Fri, 09/16/2011 - 09:37

Las Vegas (September 16, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Nevada Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Nevada Branch include:

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Thu, 09/15/2011 - 15:09

Chicago (September 15, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Chicago Branch elections.
 
Candidates elected from the Chicago Branch include:

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