Fran Drescher elected President of National SAG-AFTRA

From The Nanny to the President. Fran Drescher and Joely Fisher have been chosen by SAG-AFTRA’s national membership to fill the respective roles of president and secretary-treasurer, two of the union’s highest-ranking offices. Their two-year terms began immediately upon the certification of the ballot count today.  A total of 122,154 ballots were mailed. Of the … Continue reading “Fran Drescher elected President of National SAG-AFTRA”

SAG-AFTRA remembers Ed Asner

SAG-AFTRA has released a statement mourning the passing of former Screen Actors Guild President, SAG-AFTRA National Board member and SAG Life Achievement Award recipient Edward Asner. He was 91. “There have been few actors of Ed Asner’s prominence who risked their status to fight for social causes the way Ed did,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA remembers Ed Asner”

Candyman: Juneteenth message from Nia DaCosta

Candyman first appeared on film in Bernard Rose’s 1992 cult classic as a vengeful, mystical entity, a victim of a brutal hate crime who externalizes his pain in the same community that once turned against him. Juneteenth is a day that has historically recognized the perseverance and power of the Black community. Over the last … Continue reading “Candyman: Juneteenth message from Nia DaCosta”

Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners

The Screen Actors Guild celebrated the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2020 at the 27th Annual SAG Awards, which aired Sunday, April 4, 2021 on TNT and TBS. This year’s awards was a brisk one-hour celebration that highlighted and expanded on the show’s signature “I Am An Actor” stories through funny and intimate docuseries-inspired … Continue reading “Boseman, Chicago 7, Schitt’s among SAG Award winners”

SAG Awards pushed to 2021

SAG Awards® Executive Producer Kathy Connell today announced that the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will now take place on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).Key deadlines and dates have also been released for the celebration of excellence in film and television. With this new show date, the SAG Awards is extending … Continue reading “SAG Awards pushed to 2021”

SAG-AFTRA Board approves agreement with AMPTP

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) National Board of Directors met today in a one-day videoconference plenary and approved the tentative agreement reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers on June 11. Formal negotiations between the 29-member SAG-AFTRA Negotiating Committee and the AMPTP began on Monday, April … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA Board approves agreement with AMPTP”

SAG-AFTRA reaches tentative deal with AMPTP

With the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic shutting the film and TV industries down for an almost catastrophic three months, the last thing anyone needs is a strike. Good news for performers and the rest of the industry. SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers) announced in a joint statement on Thursday that … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA reaches tentative deal with AMPTP”

Jeep repurposes ‘Groundhog Day’ for stay home message

It’s like Groundhog Day all over again. But different. In an effort to galvanize Americans and encourage them to stay home, when possible, while also celebrating first responders, Fiat Chrysler has revived its “Groundhog Day” Super Bowl ad featuring actor Bill Murray as part of a series of social media videos for its brands and the coronavirus … Continue reading “Jeep repurposes ‘Groundhog Day’ for stay home message”

Syn scores CNN’s message of gratitude to first responders

Award-winning music agency Syn has contributed music to CNN’s moving new message of gratitude to the essential men and women who selflessly and courageously help others in need despite potential personal risk. The first tribute film, “Thank You,” features moving still images of healthcare’s first responders who are compassionately and tirelessly confronting the realities of the … Continue reading “Syn scores CNN’s message of gratitude to first responders”

SAG-AFTRA president Carteris responds to COVID-19

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris has released a video on the SAG-AFTRA website where she details the performer’s union response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The video, posted today, was sent via email to the union’s 160,000 members. SAG-AFTRA has already closed the national headquarters in LA to minimize exposure to and spreading the virus. “I want you to … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA president Carteris responds to COVID-19”

Verizon reassures public with COVID-19 messaging

Verizon is taking steps to assure the public that, no matter what comes with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Verizon network will still be working, so people can continue to communicate with loved ones. “Millions of us will be changing the way we live and work for some time. That’s why we’re relentlessly committed to making … Continue reading “Verizon reassures public with COVID-19 messaging”

Bayer, Castro in unscripted Massage Envy campaign

Today, there are more masks, peels, serums and beauty influencers than ever before and it’s overwhelming to know where to start. A new campaign from Massage Envy wants people to know that no matter where you are in your skin care journey, a facial is a good place to start. Only an esthetician, a real … Continue reading “Bayer, Castro in unscripted Massage Envy campaign”

Have the “woke” fallen asleep on Dr. King’s message?

Dr. Martin Luther King would have been 72 years old last Wednesday and today, we honor his memory and legacy. As you log into and peruse over your various social media accounts, you’ll see a litany of memes and posts about Dr. King’s countless and timeless contributions to society. But after what Reel 360 was … Continue reading “Have the “woke” fallen asleep on Dr. King’s message?”

Phoenix, Aniston, ‘Parasite’ & other SAG winners

Even with no Ricky Gervais to hurl insults at Hollywood royalty and their plant-based menu, The SAG Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2019 at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall. And did you see that dress … Continue reading “Phoenix, Aniston, ‘Parasite’ & other SAG winners”

We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners

With last night’s Producer Guild Awards, awards season is now underway in Hollywood. Every weekend, everyone in the industry, from animators to VFX folks, will be attending dinners and after parties somewhere in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. And it will all culminate on February 9th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with the Oscars. The … Continue reading “We predict the 2020 SAG Award Winners”

SAG Awards nominations announced

Nominees for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for  outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2019, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles, were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced America Ferrera (Superstore, Ugly Betty) and Danai … Continue reading “SAG Awards nominations announced”

Disney+ gets a minus w/streamers for error message

After more than four years of planning, teasing and an “unprecedented” marketing campaign from the Walt Disney Company, Disney+ is making its debut Tuesday. Sort of. Multiple outlets report users who were ready to watch everything from Avengers: Endgame to Moana were met with an error message on their screen that reads “unable to connect.” … Continue reading “Disney+ gets a minus w/streamers for error message”

‘90210’s’ Carteris re-elected SAG-AFTRA President

After a bitter fight against challenger, Matthew Modine, Gabrielle Carteris and Camryn Manheim have been chosen by SAG-AFTRA’s national membership to fulfill the respective roles of president and secretary-treasurer, two of the union’s highest ranking offices. Their two-year terms begin today. Ballots for the national offices election were mailed to approximately 145,700 eligible voters on … Continue reading “‘90210’s’ Carteris re-elected SAG-AFTRA President”

SAG-AFTRA to set guidelines for nudity and intimacy

It has been a busy and productive weekend for SAG-AFTRA. First the actors union announced a huge deal with streaming giant Netflix regarding dramatic live-action production. Now, SAG-AFTRA announced on Sunday that it will collaborate with Alicia Rodis, the associate director and co-founder of Intimacy Directors International (IDI), the intimacy coordinators with IDI and other … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA to set guidelines for nudity and intimacy”

SAG-AFTRA signs historic deal with Netflix

Over the weekend, the Screen Actors Guild–American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Netflix announced an industry-transformative contract covering dramatic live-action productions. The first-of-its-kind deal between the union and the global streaming service recognizes performance capture as covered work and includes coverage of dubbing, which applies to all of Netflix’s foreign-language live-action and animated … Continue reading “SAG-AFTRA signs historic deal with Netflix”