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Tue, 03/02/2010 - 14:59

Orlando (March 2, 2010) – SAG National President and AFL-CIO Executive Council member Ken Howard delivered a statement in support of the AFL-CIO's resolution on piracy today at the AFL-CIO Winter Meeting. Following a passionate speech by IATSE President Matthew Loeb and joined by AFTRA President Roberta Reardon, Howard spoke to the assembled labor leaders about the threat posed by illegal downloads, pirated CDs and DVDs and other modes of entertainment product copyright theft.


Here’s what President Howard had to say:

Mon, 03/01/2010 - 09:57

SAG and the SAG Foundation present another great LifeRaft Live Stream event on Tuesday, March 2, 6 -8 p.m. (PT). This panel will examine the art of the independent film deal and will be followed by a live Q&A session. No matter where you live in the country, you'll be able to participate as this event is streamed online, and don't forget, it's FREE.

Tue, 02/23/2010 - 16:48

World to actors: sink or swim. But is there a third option?

Yes, you can float! Ride the tumultuous tides of a burgeoning acting career, buoyed by the advice provided by the LifeRaft Live Stream program’s “business of acting” seminars.

The informative discussions are brought to you by the SAG Foundation in association with Screen Actors Guild.

Tue, 02/23/2010 - 16:46

Woody Schultz has been named national chair of Screen Actors Guild’s new National Performance Capture Committee.

Schultz has extensive experience in performance capture, with the films Avatar, Beowulf and The Polar Express among his credits. He and the rest of the experienced committee, which is still being constituted, will work to raise awareness about this increasingly important acting work.

Tue, 02/23/2010 - 16:02

Historically, the more popular industry terms have been “motion capture” or “mo-cap.” So why does SAG call the work “performance capture”?


These days, technology is able to record every little nuance of an actor’s performance. Regardless, the debate continues over how deserving the work is when it comes to accolades – as evidenced by this recent Los Angeles Times article, “Avatar’s animated acting.”