SAG National Board Okays AFTRA Merger: Combined Union To Be Named SAG-AFTRA

By | Friday January 27, 2012 @ 6:56pm PST

SAG Will Include Anti-Merger Statement With Voting Materials Sent To Members

No surprise on the timing of these SAG and AFTRA National Board Of Directors votes because an announcement will be made at the SAG Awards televised Sunday … Read More »

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SAG Awards Ballot Instructions Mailed Out

By | Friday December 30, 2011 @ 12:01am PST

Postcards with ballot instructions for voting on the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be mailed today to nearly 100,000 SAG members. Eligible members who paid their November dues by Friday, December 16 can vote for outstanding performances in … Read More »

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SAG Extends David White’s Term Until 2014

By | Thursday December 29, 2011 @ 1:18pm PST

The Screen Actors Guild has extended executive director David White’s contract through 2014, Deadline has confirmed. The extension was not announced. White’s existing contract would have expired in February 2012, but with the proposed merger of SAG with the American … Read More »

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SAG Health & Pension Plan Fund Scandal: Hundreds Sign Petition For Impartial Probe

By | Monday December 19, 2011 @ 10:32pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: An ad hoc group of SAG members describing itself as “sick and tired of the corruption” last week hand delivered this letter of protest to the Screen Actors Guild’s Board Of Trustees, including SAG National Executive Director David White and senior legal counsel … Read More »

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SAG Awards Nomination Deadline Thursday

By | Wednesday October 26, 2011 @ 8:25am PDT

LOS ANGELES (October 26, 2011) – The deadline for consideration for nomination for this year’s Actors® is fast approaching. Submissions for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® must be filed by Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at 5 p.m. (PT). The Screen Actors Guild Award—The Actor®—is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. Actors may submit their own performances from 2011 for consideration in categories of the actor’s choosing. With the actor’s permission, producers, studios/networks, agents, managers, or publicists may also submit performances for consideration in the category designated by the actor.

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SAG Board Receives AFTRA Merger Report

Los Angeles (October 22, 2011)– The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors met in a regularly scheduled plenary meeting on October 22, in the James Cagney Board Room at the Guild’s Los Angeles headquarters.

The meeting began

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SAG-AFTRA Group For One Union Meets

LOS ANGELES (October 19, 2011) —- The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Screen Actors Guild convened for the third formal face‐to‐face discussions of the Group for One Union. Known as the G1, the group

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Hollywood Rallies Against Iran’s Draconian Verdicts Against Filmmakers And Stars

Mike Fleming

Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Faces Six-Year Stretch
Iranian Actress Faces Flogging Over Film

In September 2011, the Iranian government arrested six independent filmmakers for allegedly working with the BBC, on charges including espionage and treason. Along with the ongoing

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Bad Health & Pension News For SAG Members

By | Wednesday October 19, 2011 @ 12:22am PDT

The Screen Actors Guild’s Pension and Health Plans just informed members that minimum earnings to qualify for health coverage are increasing 2% effective January 1, 2012. Out-of-pocket maximums for individuals and families also are increasing. SAG notified members in … Read More »

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SAG Member Cops Plea On Screener Leak

By | Wednesday September 14, 2011 @ 8:57pm PDT

Actor Wes DeSoto has agreed to plead guilty to copyright infringement for leaking an awards screener of Black Swan and other films to file-sharer BitTorrent. DeSoto’s L.A. apartment was raided by FBI agents in April after a MPAA piracy officer tipped the … Read More »

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Mary Tyler Moore To Receive SAG’s Life Achievement Award

By | Thursday September 8, 2011 @ 6:50am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Mary Tyler Moore will receive the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at the 18th annual SAG Awards in Los Angeles. ”Mary Tyler Moore won our hearts as Laura Petrie and Mary … Read More »

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AWARDS SEASON START: Roadside’s ‘The Music Never Stopped’ First Screener Sent

Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences and members of the Screen Actors Guild nominating committee received their first awards screener over Labor Day weekend: Jim Kohlberg’s The Music Never Stopped from Roadside Attractions.

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AFTRA & SAG Continue Merger Discussions

LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK (August 29, 2011) —- Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists continued formal discussions this weekend between the AFTRA New Union Committee and the SAG Merger Task Force to

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SAG Report: Members, Read It & Weep

By | Monday August 15, 2011 @ 9:13pm PDT

What an ignoble end to a once great union. It’s been two years since the Screen Actors Guild changed leaders. So membership should look to them for the current sad state of earnings, as … Read More »

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USAN Unveils Pro-Merger SAG Slate

United Screen Actors Nationwide has unveiled its slate of candidates for SAG’s National and New York Division elections. The group includes incumbents Ken Howard as National President, Amy Aquino as National Secretary Treasurer, Mike Hodge as NY Division President … Read More »

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SAG Calls For 2011 Fall Election Candidates: Ken Howard & Amy Aquino Running Again

By | Thursday June 23, 2011 @ 2:54pm PDT

LOS ANGELES — The National Nominating Committee of the Screen Actors Guild completed interviews and deliberations and have submitted current SAG President Ken Howard and current SAG Secretary-Treasurer Amy Aquino for the positions of President and Secretary-Treasurer respectively

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SAG & AFTRA Start Formal Merger Talks

By | Sunday June 19, 2011 @ 3:36pm PDT

Silver Spring, Maryland (June 19, 2011) —- Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists convened this weekend for the first, formal face-to-face discussions between the AFTRA New Union Committee and the SAG Merger Task Force at the National Labor College in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The two groups, comprised of members including actors, performers, recording artists and broadcast professionals, met together as the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA Group for One Union (G1) to facilitate the creation of one successor union to represent all of the members of AFTRA and Screen Actors Guild.

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SAG National Board Forms Task Force For January 2012 Merger With AFTRA: Read “Mission Statement”

By | Saturday April 30, 2011 @ 6:22pm PDT

Here’s the latest news from SAG. For the latest Hollywood Guilds news, see my post from earlier this week:

Los Angeles, (April 30, 2011) – The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today unanimously approved the creation of a

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17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Winners: ‘The King’s Speech’ Entire Cast, Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo

LOS ANGELES — The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2010 are underway tonight. Of the top industry accolades presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are selected solely by actors’ peers. The entire active membership … Read More »

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