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ERNEST BORGNINE OF MARTY AND MCHALE’S NAVY FAME DEAD AT 95

July 8, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Ernest Borgnine, best known for his Oscar-winning performance in the title role of 1955’s Marty and — again in the title role — for the 1960s’ TV series McHale’s Navy, has died of renal failure in Los Angeles at age 95. Active to the end, he received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement award last […]

FORMER SAG PRESIDENT ROSENBERG DENOUNCES MERGER AGREEMENT

February 20, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Resuming the firebrand role he played as president of the Screen Actors Guild during its 2008-09 labor dispute with networks and producers, Alan Rosenberg has accused the heads of SAG and AFTRA of “lying about their intentions” as they push for a merger. “Their goal is to make sure no one in this town will […]

NEWSPAPER BLOWS WHISTLE ON SAG WHISTLEBLOWER

October 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Raising new questions about the stewardship of the Screen Actors Guild Pension and Health Plans, the former human resources director of the plans, who blew the whistle on fellow executives for allegedly using money from the funds for projects involving relatives and friends — and receiving kickbacks from them — has himself been linked to […]

SAG EARNINGS FROM TV CONTINUE TO FALL

August 16, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

The fallout from the Screen Actors Guild 2008-09 strike continues to be felt as studios and independent producers reject SAG and opt for contracts with the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists in developing TV projects. SAG TV earnings were down 8.2 percent last year and are now down 24 percent from 2007, the […]

SAG CROWNS THE KING’S SPEECH

January 30, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

The King’s Speech increased its lengthy lead in the Oscar race Sunday night as the Screen Actors Guild awarded the movie trophies for best ensemble acting (equivalent to Oscar’s best picture award) and bestowed its best male actor award on the film’s star, Colin Firth. Natalie Portman received the best female actor award for her […]

SAG REMINDS MEMBERS TO TURN IN BALLOTS

January 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Screen Actors Guild on Tuesday emailed reminders to its members that the voting deadline for its SAG Awards presentations is Friday, Jan. 28 at 12:00 noon. This year SAG members are able to watch videos of all the nominated films online by entering a special code that identifies them on Apple’s iTunes store, which, […]

AFTRA-SAG MERGER MOVES CLOSER

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One day after the board of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) authorized the union’s leaders to continue working with their counterparts at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to create a merged union, SAG’s board voted on Sunday to allocate up to $70,000 in additional funds to help cover the costs of […]

WGA RULES OUT AWARDS FOR SOME TOP FILMS

December 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is being stricter than other industry unions that hand out annual awards by insisting that scripts submitted for its annual awards presentations be produced under WGA jurisdiction. Daily Variety observed today (Wednesday) that the guild’s stance makes several critically praised screenplays ineligible for WGA nominations, which are due to […]

UNIONS, PRODUCERS REACH NEW CONTRACT AGREEMENT

November 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Largely sidestepping the new media issues that stalemated contract negotiations nearly two years ago, representatives of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) announced today (Sunday) that they had signed a new, three-year agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), subject to approval […]

ACTIVIST SAG MEMBER SAYS SHE WON’T SEEK REELECTION

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Anne-Marie Johnson, one of the prime movers of the activist Membership First faction of the Screen Actors Guild, has informed SAG members that she will not seek reelection as first vice president. Her announcement came after Membership First lost out to the moderate group United for Strength in contests for all 13 open seats on […]

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