Screen Actors Guild is pleased to announce that Executive Director, Communications, Pamela Greenwalt was elected vice president of the International Labor Communications Association Executive Council. The council is a governing board, which sets policy, direction and strategy for the organization. The election came during ILCA’s biennial convention in Seattle this past weekend.
Greenwalt, who is serving her second term on the executive council isn’t the first SAG communications exec to have served alongside other labor communications leaders on the ILCA council. Buck Harris, the Guild’s top communications official from 1945–1973, also served as a council vice president.
Over the years, the Guild has received many awards reflecting the quality of SAG’s publications and communication with its members. In 1962, Screen Actor magazine became the first Hollywood-based publication to win an ILCA award (right). That year, the Guild magazine was recognized in the categories of Overall Editorial Excellence including makeup and readability, Front Page and Feature Article.
This year, Screen Actors Guild was again recognized for communications excellence, continuing the tradition with awards in several categories including Best Publication Design, Best Magazine Profile, Best Publication Cover/Front Page and Best Web Content. Greenwalt, who is editor-in-chief of the Guild’s publications, gave credit to her editorial team for their extraordinary work on Screen Actor magazine, particularly recognizing managing editor Damon Romine, senior graphic designer Yvette Youssefia and editorial specialist Tom Leupold. Greenwalt also recognized communications manager Hope Barkan who oversees the Guild’s web content and a team of colleagues including CIO Erin Griffin and former Young Performers Committee staff liaison Jennifer Heater for their contributions to the website win.
The convention included a day of labor-focused communications activities including messaging, photojournalism, and video production labs and coverage of several major labor stories in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The day began with an ILCA-hosted press conference for the International Association of Machinists. IAM officials released documents they say bolster a National Labor Relations Board case against Boeing.
Following the press conference, ILCA delegates spread out across the region to document the news through interviews, photographs and video. Returning to the convention media center in the afternoon, the delegates completed and uploaded print and video stories to ILCA’s online news service for syndication to labor organizations across the country.