Screen Actors Guild has once again been recognized for communications excellence by the International Labor Communications Association, winning four awards for communications efforts that took place during the 2010 calendar year. "It is an honor to be recognized by our peers and we are all quite proud of the achievement," said SAG Communications Executive Director Pamela Greenwalt.
In a category that included international and national labor organization publications, Screen Actor magazine won first place for Best Publication Design. The Guild also won first place for Best Profile for its story on SAG Life Achievement honoree Ernest Borgnine (Screen Actor, Fall/Winter 2010). The Summer 2010 cover of Screen Actor, "The Kids Are All Right: Protecting Our Young Performers," won third place for Best Cover/Front Page. Screen Actor, a members-only publication available in print and online, benefits greatly from content advisement and other voluntary service provided by the National Communications Committee.
In a category that included the websites of international and national labor organizations, the Guild's Young Performers website (SAG.org/YoungPerformers) won first place for Best Content. The site launched in 2010 under the stewardship of the National Young Performers Committee and was funded through a grant from the SAG-Producers Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund. The website features video interviews, an interactive on-set feature, quizzes, FAQs and an online version of SAG's Young Performers Handbook.
The awards will be presented on Saturday, September 24 at a banquet in Seattle during the annual ILCA Convention.