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ARGO CAST CAPTURES TOP SAG AWARD

January 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Argo extended its lead as the frontrunner in the Oscar race Sunday night when the cast received the top honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The actors branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences contributes the largest number of votes. Moreover, the award comes just one day after the Producers Guild […]

WHAT WILL THE SAG AWARDS BE CALLED NOW?

July 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists into a single union called SAG-AFTRA left one major question unresolved: What will the SAG Awards show now be called? Well, for next year at least, it will continue to be called the SAG Awards, according to Daily Variety. […]

SAG DISSIDENTS THROW IN THE TOWEL

May 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A last-ditch attempt at blocking the merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has been — well, ditched. A group of dissident SAG members had continued to pursue the litigation even after last March’s union election in which members of both unions overwhelmingly approved the merger. On […]

AFTRA-SAG MERGER OVERWHELMINGLY OK’D

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After decades of often hostile rivalry, members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) overwhelmingly approved the merger of the two unions. Eighty-six percent of AFTRA members approved the merger, a percentage that was expected. But it was also approved by 82 percent of SAG members, […]

JUDGE REJECTS SAG DISSIDENTS’ ARGUMENTS; MERGER VOTE TO GO AHEAD

March 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Rejecting arguments from a dissident group of Screen Actors Guild members led by Martin Sheen and Ed Harris, a federal judge on Wednesday permitted a vote on the merger of SAG and the American Federation of Television Artists to go forward. In his opinion, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero said, “Voting in favor of […]

CELEBRITY ACTORS AMONG THOSE TRYING TO HALT SAG-AFTRA MERGER

February 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

A dissident group of SAG members, who include such notables as Ed Asner, Valerie Harper, Ed Harris and Martin Sheen, is going to court in an effort to halt the union’s plans to call a referendum on the proposed merger with AFTRA. The lawsuit claims that SAG’s board, under union rules, were required to conduct […]

OPPONENTS OF SAG-AFTRA MERGER EMERGE

February 10, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Three weeks before members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild are to begin voting on the proposal to merge the two unions, a group headed by longtime merger opponent Scott Wilson says it plans to launch a campaign to urge fellow members to vote no. “These are […]

AFTRA HEALTH AND RETIREMENT FUND: NOT SO FAST WITH MERGER

February 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what seems on the surface to be a clash between the board of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the trustees of the AFTRA Health and Retirement Funds, the trustees on Thursday said that the written opinion by the boards of AFTRA and the Screen Actors Guild that found little difficulty […]

LAWYERS SAY P&H PLANS WON’T BE HARMED BY SAG-AFTRA MERGER

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Entertainment industry labor attorney Jonathan Handel says that a study included Tuesday in the AFTRA-SAG merger documents about bringing together the Pension and Health plans of the two unions “could be a game changer.” Noting that in the past plans to merge the two performers unions have come undone by SAG activists who have contended […]

SAG, AFTRA BOARDS APPROVE MERGER

January 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The national boards of each of the primary TV and movie performers’ unions, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), have overwhelming approved a merger plan. While in the past AFTRA members have supported such a merger, SAG members have shot it down. This time, however, SAG […]

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