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Sun, 08/06/2006 - 13:30

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Fri, 08/04/2006 - 08:34

Los Angeles (August 4, 2006)—Screen Actors Guild (SAG) today released the official list of candidates for its upcoming national board elections. Ballots for all eligible SAG members in Hollywood and New York will be mailed on August 22. The ballots will be tabulated on September 21, and the election results are expected to be announced that evening. Approximately 1/3 of the total 69 national board seats are open for election this year.

Mon, 07/24/2006 - 08:23

Los Angeles (July 24, 2006)--On August 3, 2006 at 10 a.m., at the offices of Screen Actors Guild ("SAG"), 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 1st Floor (Bella Bruck Boardroom), Los Angeles, California, the Guild will sell, at public auction, for cash or otherwise acceptable terms, all right, title and interest of the debtor(s) in and to several motion pictures.

See official notice below.

(California Commercial Code Section 9613)

Fri, 07/21/2006 - 15:50

Los Angeles (July 21, 2006)--Screen Actors Guild (SAG) President Alan Rosenberg today stood in solidarity with striking writers from America’s Next Top Model, who are seeking union recognition for their work. Supported by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAw), the group made a formal demand for union recognition to the producer of the CW’s television program on July 12. But a deadline to bargain passed July 19. SAG 1st National Vice President Anne-Marie Johnson also represented the Guild.

Fri, 07/14/2006 - 08:20

Submissions to be Accepted Online or by Mail
13th Annual SAG Awards™ Will Be Simulcast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 28, 2007

Los Angeles (July 14, 2006)– Submissions for the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations open Monday, July 17, and continue until 5 p.m. (PST), Tuesday, November 7, it was announced today by SAG Awards™ Committee Chair Yale Summers.

Wed, 07/05/2006 - 15:32

The online dues payment feature of the Guild Web site will not be available starting at 5 p.m. October 5 and extending into the following week.

Online dues payment will be disabled while new SAG billing statements are being prepared and mailed. Once billing has been completed, the online dues payment feature will again be available. This step will ensure that member payments are recorded accurately.

During this period, payment will be accepted by mail and via drop boxes at certain Guild locations.

Wed, 07/05/2006 - 08:19

Los Angeles (July 5, 2006)—The Screen Actors Guild Foundation and the John L. Dales Scholarship Committee today announced that they were awarding $400,000 through the 2006 John L. Dales Scholarship Awards.

One hundred scholarships in the amount of $4,000.00 each were awarded to SAG members and/or their children beginning or continuing their educational journey.

Mon, 06/12/2006 - 16:19

Los Angeles (June 12, 2006) —The Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committees of Screen Actors Guild (SAG), The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Actors Equity (AEA), today hosted the fourth annual Ivy Bethune Diversity Awards, which honor individuals who exemplify and encourage diversity in the entertainment industry. Actor Edward James Olmos was the tri-union honoree. SAG selected actor Robert David Hall, currently a cast member on CSI. KNBC-4 newscaster Beverly White was selected by AFTRA.

Mon, 06/12/2006 - 08:20

Hairspray and The Producers are Non-Equity Tours

Los Angeles (June 12, 2006)—Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, American Guild of Musical Artists, American Guild of Variety Artists and Screen Actors Guild members are advised that Actors' Equity Association does NOT have a contract for the upcoming national tours of Hairspray and The Producers.

AEA, AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA and SAG members may NOT accept employment in these productions without an Equity contract.

Thu, 05/11/2006 - 08:56

Starting May 11, 2006, Screen Actors Guild residuals mailings will have a new look. Separate sheets of paper in a basic white envelope will replace the previous design, which contained a check inside a printed yellow sleeve. The new statements will contain all of the same useful information that was found in the previous format, and will be accompanied by your residuals check. This format change is intended to be more user-friendly for members, as well as cost-effective for the Guild.

The Residuals Department
Screen Actors Guild

Wed, 05/03/2006 - 07:25

Los Angeles (May 3, 2006) – Screen Actors Guild executive and former member Tom La Grua has been named interim deputy national executive director for contracts, it was announced today by the Guild. A four-year Guild executive, La Grua will administrate the Contracts Department nationwide while the Guild conducts a search for a permanent replacement for Sallie Weaver, the 20-year executive who vacated the position on May 1.

Tue, 05/02/2006 - 15:01

Guild President Alan Rosenberg recently testified in Washington D.C. before the Senate Commerce Committee and urged lawmakers to oppose legislation that would increase FCC indecency fines for individual performers to $500,000. Rosenberg has since returned to Washington D.C. and met with several key senators to explain the disastrous impact these fines would have on actors. Now we need your help.

Take action today to fight onerous FCC fines for individual creative artists. Send your message today.

Mon, 04/24/2006 - 06:20

Los Angeles (April 24, 2006) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today that it has reached a landmark agreement with Touchstone Television (a unit of the ABC Television Network) covering so-called “mobisodes” for the television series Lost. These negotiated terms demonstrate an important collaboration between artists and employers in their effort to lay the groundwork for future mobile content and other new technology agreements.

Wed, 04/12/2006 - 13:54

New York and Los Angeles (April 12, 2006) - As previously announced, the advertising industry's Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) and representatives of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) met this past Saturday, April 8, at Guild headquarters in Los Angeles to begin preliminary discussions in advance of the expiration of the current Commercials contract on October 29, 2006.

Tue, 04/11/2006 - 22:30

New York and Los Angeles (April 12, 2006) – As previously announced, the advertising industry’s Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) and representatives of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) met this past Saturday, April 8, at Guild headquarters in Los Angeles to begin preliminary discussions in advance of the expiration of the current Commercials contract on October 29, 2006.

Thu, 04/06/2006 - 02:05

Parties Agree to Consider a Joint Study on Alternate Compensation Models for Commercials

New York and Los Angeles (April 6, 2006) – The advertising industry’s Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Union Relations (JPC) and representatives of Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) will meet on Saturday, April 8, it was jointly announced today by both parties.

Sat, 04/01/2006 - 12:30

When: Sunday, April 23
Mixer: 11 a.m.-Noon
Meeting: Noon-3 p.m.

Where: Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA 91608 (Validated self-parking provided.)

- State of the Guild Report from President Alan Rosenberg
- Reports from Division Vice Presidents
- Sign up for speakers list
- Social mixer with committee chairs and national board members from all divisions
- Nominating petitions for 2006 SAG elections available

Thu, 03/30/2006 - 00:00
Open Hollywood Board Meeting March 27 In the interest of transparency, the Hollywood Division board will open its March 27 meeting to members-at-large for observation. Guild archives indicate that is a landmark event. All members who would like to attend must be in good standing, affiliated with the Guild's Hollywood Division and willing to comply with observation procedures. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The board meeting is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. March 27 in the James Cagney Boardroom at 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036.

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