A labor union for American film and television actors. It lobbies and negotiates contracts for better pay and working conditions; it also advocates for members in the event of a labor dispute. It was established in 1933 and is based in and Los Angeles. It is affiliated with the AFL-CIO.
1 -- color) Holding their Screen Actors Guild awards for best movie cast, the stars of ``Sideways,'' from left, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, and Thomas Hayden Church meet the press backstage at the Shrine Auditorium.
A joint board of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists will meet in Los Angeles Saturday to vote on whether to send a three-year contract proposal to their memberships for referendum.