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Sun, 04/23/2017 - 19:35

LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2017) --- The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in Los Angeles at SAG-AFTRA Plaza, voted to set election and governance rules for the upcoming national convention. The board also established a negotiating committee for the upcoming contract talks with Telemundo and unanimously approved a successor agreement covering music video performers with the major record labels. 

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:47

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2017) — SAG-AFTRA today announced that it had reached a tentative agreement with the major record labels — Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Disney Music Group— for a successor to their industry-wide contract covering dancers and other performers on music videos. The original agreement was approved in June 2012.

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:52

Washington, D.C. (March 30, 2017) – SAG-AFTRA applauds today’s bipartisan introduction by Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-New York), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), John Conyers (D-Michigan), Darrell Issa (R-California), Ted Deutch (D-Florida), and Tom Rooney (R-Florida) of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act.

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:20

LOS ANGELES (March 16, 2017) – The DGA, SAG-AFTRA, WGA West and East, and IATSE — as the Guilds representing creators, performers, technicians and artists in American film, television, radio, sound recordings and digital media — urge our nation’s leaders to preserve funding for the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. As a source of inspiration, action and economic growth our country’s creative arts are integral to our culture, our American identity and our democracy.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:56



LOS ANGELES (March 10, 2017) –  SAG-AFTRA, SAGindie and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation return to Austin with an exciting schedule of events at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) interactive, film and music conference.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 12:39

LOS ANGELES AND TORONTO (March 9, 2017) –  SAG-AFTRA and ACTRA, the leading unions for North American performers, today announced an expansion of their strategic alliance including the development of a joint plan to address non-union production in North America. Under the #WorkingTogether initiative, the two unions will pool resources to promote the value of union work to employers and engagers while increasing work opportunities for members.

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 16:14

We are disappointed that the court has chosen to temporarily halt the State of California’s legal efforts to fully protect its citizens from employment discrimination. We look forward to the upcoming opportunity to present evidence to the Court of how this law will reduce or eliminate the age discrimination facilitated by

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 11:27

LOS ANGELES (February 14, 2017) – SAG-AFTRA today announced the public release of a specialized member mobile application. The app is part of an ongoing innovation push by SAG-AFTRA that includes direct deposit of members’ residuals checks, the launch of a nationwide member Contact Center, and providing mobile technology for use by field staff nationwide.

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 08:44

“SAG-AFTRA’s membership includes creative professionals from all over the world. This union values equality of opportunity regardless of race, gender, creed, disability, sexual orientation or country of birth. Any public policy that enacts discrimination based on religious or national background runs absolutely counter to those values and will be vigorously resisted. This immigration policy is misguided and we will support our fellow artists every step of the way.”

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 19:50

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2017) —The Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented its coveted Actor® statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2016 at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® held Sunday, Jan. 29 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. In a ceremony attended by film and television’s leading actors, the 23rd Annual SAG Awards® was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET).

Sun, 01/29/2017 - 16:13

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 29, 2017) — The stunt performers and coordinators from “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Game of Thrones” were announced as this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards® honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles.

Fri, 01/27/2017 - 13:08

Honorees to be revealed on Sunday, Jan 29 on People, EW & TNT's SAG Awards® Red Carpet
Live Pre-Show which begins at 5:30 p.m. (ET) / 2:30 p.m. (PT)

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2017) — SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards® Committee Chair JoBeth Williams will announce the honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles from the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® red carpet, SAG Awards Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today.

Wed, 01/25/2017 - 15:59

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 25, 2016) — SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of SAG Life Achievement Award honoree Mary Tyler Moore, who died today at the age of 80. Moore, best known for her role as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, was the 48th Life Achievement recipient and accepted the honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2012. 

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris reflected on the impact of her work.