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Screen Actors Guild

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.
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Although there are no black-owned businesses in Sag Harbor, Main Street is lined with boutiques, antique stores and fine restaurants.
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SAG leaders have vowed to play hardball in their bargaining of the basic-cable contract, which they believe is inadequate considering the growth of cable and the fact that the current wages have been in effect for 16 years.
SAG still has $17 million in unclaimed residuals as part of $83 million in funds held in trust for members, which include so-called foreign levies.
Golden Globe winner Rachel Weisz also became a SAG winner Sunday night, taking home the best supporting actress prize for her role in ``The Constant Gardener.
In 2009, SAG covered 45 theatrical productions overseas 170 actors, six episodic TV series with 12 actors, and 24 non-episodic TV productions with 56 actors.
Competing against Huffman in the motion picture category will be nine- time SAG nominee and two-time winner Judi Dench (``Mrs.
According to standard procedure, enrollment in SAG occurs after a performer works for at least a day and is paid at the SAG rate on a project; the person is then considered "SAG-eligible.
The long run without a contract raised fears that SAG could erode, with many actors eventually working without a contract (It seems far-fetched, but major agents have been working since 2002 without a franchise agreement with the guild).
SAG brings a number of blue chip corporate and government clients including MCI, Unisys, U.
Citing the souring economy, the AMPTP has threatened to reduce the value of the $250 million offer to SAG.
With both SAG and the Writers Guild, you had a faction that was very unhappy with the posture that the negotiating committee took in the last two sets of negotiations and, to some extent, this is payback for that,'' observed entertainment labor attorney Arnold Peter.