Los Angeles (December 7, 2010) -- The Screen Actors Guild today released the following statement:
“Screen Actors Guild congratulates our brothers and sisters of the Directors Guild of America on successfully concluding their negotiations with the AMPTP. We applaud the efforts of the DGA’s entire negotiating team in reaching this tentative agreement and look forward to reviewing the details.”
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents over 125,000 actors who work in film and digital motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, industrials, Internet and all new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, you can visit SAG online at SAG.org.
Communications Executive Director
Screen Actors Guild