Submissions for SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards Nominations Now Open

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Submissions for SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards Nominations Now Open


Contact: Pamela Greenwalt, SAG-AFTRA Chief Communications & Marketing Officer
(323) 549-6872

Submissions for SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards® 
Nominations are Now Open at

LOS ANGELES (July 15, 2015)-- Submissions for consideration for SAG-AFTRA’s 2nd biennial American Scene Awards® are now open online at Submissions will close on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at 5 p.m. (EST).

American Scene Awards are bestowed on those union productions that most intelligently and progressively employ the talents of people of color, people with disabilities, women, seniors, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender, and other misrepresented or under-represented groups resulting in the realistic portrayal of the American Scene. The recipients of these awards will be producers whose projects exemplify their commitment to employment of our diverse union membership in the following three (3) categories: Actor/Performer; Broadcaster; and Recording Artist.

SAG-AFTRA will present the American Scene Awards during its national convention, Oct. 1-4, in Los Angeles. 

2013 SAG-AFTRA American Scene Award®winners were:

Detroit Public Television’s Arab American Stories, ABC's The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Universal Music Group.

Past AFTRA American Scene Award® winners include:

American Idol
Randy Jackson presents America’s Best Dance Crew
Sesame Street
, Children’s Television Workshop
HawthoRNe, Sony Pictures Television
ABC Entertainment Television Group; 2005 Crystal Award Winner
CBS Entertainment Television; 2003 Crystal Award Winner
As The World Turns, Telenext Media, Inc.
Passions, NBC/Universal Studios
The Young and the Restless, Sony Pictures Television/CBS
Jim Ed Norman, Warner Bros. Records/Nashville
WUSA9, Washington, DC
ABC7/WLS-TV, Chicago
KCBS/KCAL, Los Angeles
KTTV-Fox11, Los Angeles
KRON-TV, San Francisco
WNYC Radio, New York
Someone You Should Know, Harry Porterfield, ABC7, Chicago
Chicago Tonight; WTTW-TV, Chicago
WFLD-TV/Fox, Chicago, for The Experiment
We Shall Remain; American Experience, WGBH Educational Foundation
Unshackled!, a Chicago-based, weekly half-hour radio drama heard around the world
AIDS: Africa & America, from Segment Two on KTVU-TV in Oakland, CA;
Here’s To Life , Pittsburgh’s WPXI-TV
Northwest Jazz , Producer Kay D. Ray

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at Follow SAG-AFTRA on Twitter (, YouTube ( and Facebook (