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Wed, 04/25/2018 - 14:02

LOS ANGELES (April 25, 2018) – SAG-AFTRA commends the U.S. House of Representatives for unanimously passing the Music Modernization Act [H.R. 5447] today. 

SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director David White said the following: 

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 20:10

LOS ANGELES (April 22, 2018) — This weekend, the SAG-AFTRA National Board unanimously approved proposals for the upcoming Network Code negotiations during a two-day plenary at SAG-AFTRA Plaza in Los Angeles. The current contract, formally known as the National Code of Fair Practice for Network Television Broadcasting, expires June 30, 2018.

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 09:11

Union Issues Guideline No. 1 as Part of SAG-AFTRA Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment

LOS ANGELES (April 12, 2018) – To help protect members from potential harassment and exploitation, SAG-AFTRA released today a Guideline that calls for an end to the practice of holding professional meetings in private hotel rooms or residences.

Mon, 04/02/2018 - 09:00

Submissions Open July 30 for the Silver Anniversary Actors® Celebration of Excellence

LOS ANGELES (March 29, 2018) – SAG Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell today announced the key deadlines and dates for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards which will honor the outstanding film and television performances of 2018. The Actors® Silver Anniversary celebration of excellence will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT).

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 14:18

LOS ANGELES (March 28, 2018) — The AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund, AFM, and SAG-AFTRA today announced the appointment of veteran music industry executive Stefanie Taub as Chief Executive Officer of the Fund. Taub comes to the Fund from SAG-AFTRA, having served as the head of its Music Department for more than twenty years, and as a trustee of the Fund for the past six years. In her new role, Taub will oversee the Fund’s collection and distribution of more than $45 million annually in royalties to non-featured musicians and vocalists.

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:36

"SAG-AFTRA is extremely disappointed with today’s ruling in IMDb v. Becerra and SAG-AFTRA. The Court unfortunately fails to understand or recognize the massive impact gender and age discrimination has on all working performers. That discrimination is facilitated by IMDb’s insistence on publishing performers’ age information without their consent. The ruling also refuses to recognize the reality of the commercial nature of IMDb’s database publishing operation.

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 15:24

Today, staff at KUOW-FM 94.9, a National Public Radio member station in Seattle, Washington, overwhelmingly elected to join SAG-AFTRA. SAG-AFTRA represents 160,000 members including radio and TV broadcasters and journalists across the country. The new bargaining unit will cover the public media professionals who create content for the station, which is affiliated with the University of Washington. The unit includes the station's announcers, hosts, producers and reporters, as well as digital and community engagement staff.

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:09

Music Organizations Press Congress to Consolidate
Widely Backed Music Licensing Reforms Into Single Bill

 

WASHINGTON, February 13, 2018 — An unprecedented coalition of 213 musical artists, supported by eight leading music organizations, called upon the U.S. Congress to pass the CLASSICS Act, bipartisan legislation pending in both the House and Senate to address one of copyright law’s most glaring loopholes.

In a two-page advertisement that will appear in Wednesday's Politico, the artists state:

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 16:43

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK  (Feb. 11, 2018) – The SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors overwhelmingly approved a Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment as part of a broader program to combat sexual harassment and achieve workplace equity. 
Meeting by videoconference between the James Cagney Board Room in Los Angeles and the Ken Howard Boardroom in New York on Saturday, the board received a report from President Gabrielle Carteris and National Executive Director David White on the Four Pillars of Change Initiative being issued to members and industry representatives.

Sat, 02/10/2018 - 21:59

Code is Part of Sweeping Four Pillars of Change Approach to Achieving a Harassment Free Workplace and Advancing Equity

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (February 10, 2018) – SAG-AFTRA today released a Code of Conduct on Sexual Harassment as part of a broader program to protect its members and to confront harassment and advance equity in the workplace.

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 19:33

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 21, 2018) – The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2017 at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, hosted by Kristen Bell, held Sunday, Jan. 21 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall.

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 16:22

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 21, 2018) – The stunt performers and coordinators from “Wonder Woman” and “Game of Thrones” are this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards® honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles, it was announced today from the 24th Annual SAG Awards® red carpet by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams.

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 13:07

Fun facts leading up to the live simulcast on TNT and TBS, Sunday, Jan. 21

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 19, 2018)The 24th Annual SAG Awards, hosted by Kristen Bell, will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. It’s the actors’ party in the actors’ house, when many of film and television’s brightest stars get together to mingle with friends and colleagues while recognizing outstanding achievements by their peers.

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:26

LOS ANGELES (December 19, 2017) – In March 2017, eight employees of Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) radio stations LA RAZA (KLAX 97.9 FM) and MEGA(KXOL 96.3 FM) were unlawfully terminated in retaliation for exercising their right to unionize.

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