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Fri, 05/18/2018 - 16:09

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin, center, join The Young and the Restless cast members, including Jason Thompson, Sharon Case, Daniel Goddard, Christel Khalil, L.A. Local Board member Kate Linder, Christian LeBlanc, Camryn Grimes and Bryton James in celebrating the show’s 45th anniversary at SAG-AFTRA Plaza on April 4. Also in attendance was the show’s head writer, Mal Young. Cast members recalled the greatest moments and behind-the-scenes tales from TV’s No. 1 daytime drama.

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:58

The SAG-AFTRA Radio Plays Committee began the year with back-to-back theatrical live readings of scenes from two classic radio shows, Candy Matson, a rare program revolving around a female P.I., and My Favorite Husband, a comedy that would later evolve into TV’s I Love Lucy. The performance took place at the Autry Museum of the American West on Feb. 15.

Top photo: Candy Matson cast

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:48

L.A. Local Executive Director Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, Women’s Committee Co-Chair L. Scott Caldwell, L.A. Local Board member Vivicca Whitsett, SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin, and L.A. Film Society Chair Timothy Blake attend the 55th Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on March 2. The event honors publicists’ role in promoting the entertainment SAG-AFTRA members help to create. Also in attendance was National Board member Ellen Crawford.

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:32

SAG-AFTRA Vice President, Los Angeles Clyde Kusatsu and L.A. Local Executive Director Ilyanne Morden Kichaven joined L.A. City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, city officials and industry partners in honoring the Academy Award-nominated films Lady Bird, Coco and The Boss Baby, all recipients of the seventh annual Made in Hollywood Honors at L.A. City Hall. The event, which took place Feb. 13, is organized by the L.A. City Council and industry partners to honor TV and film produced in California.

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:26

Humanitarian experts and luminaries joined SAG-AFTRA’s National Women’s Committee Co-Chair L. Scott Caldwell, L.A. Women’s Committee member Joyce Guy, and the cast and crew of Lalo’s House for a panel inspired by Women’s History Month at SAG-AFTRA Plaza on March 2. Organized by the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Women’s Committee, the discussion focused on worldwide human trafficking issues and was preceded by a screening of the short film, which sheds light on Haiti’s ongoing trafficking and slavery issues.

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 15:01

SAG-AFTRA delegates to the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, were among the 1,000 union members present at the first Workers’ Congress held in four years. Adding further significance to the March 13 event at L.A.’s Westin Bonaventure Hotel was the swearing-in of the AFL-CIO’s most diverse executive board in its 133-year history, which included SAG-AFTRA Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin and L.A. Local First Vice President Patricia Richardson.

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 12:39

An Actor’s Evening, a panel series aimed at performers, is one of many benefits afforded to SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory members. It takes place the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at SAG-AFTRA Plaza. The well-received panels feature leading industry professionals, and attendees are provided free parking and complimentary beverages.

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:40

On Feb. 7, Pilot Season 2: Another Year, Another Opportunity for More Greatness covered the basics of pilot season and what to expect as an actor. Organized by event Chair Tohoru Masamune and committee Chair Ellen Crawford, it featured National Board member Jon Huertas (This Is Us) and actor Janina Gavankar (True Blood), ABC’s Vice President of Drama Development Juan Alfonso, casting director Liz Dean and SAG-AFTRA Television and New Media National Director Beth Millman. Members left understanding the life of a pilot from inception to casting to airing.