SAG Young Performers and their families are invited to join SAG this weekend for fun, games and the launch of the new SAG Young Performers website!
The indoor carnival will be held at the Hollywood Branch of SAG on April 24, 2010 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at the Screen Actors Guild Headquarters, First Floor Promenade, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036.
Parking will be validated and No RSVP Necessary. If you have any questions, please call 323-549-6447
PLEASE BRING YOUR SAG MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR ADMITTANCE. Members must be paid through April 30th, 2010. This event will likely be photographed and filmed.
About SAG (from the SAG website):
Screen Actors Guild offers all minors the opportunity to be full-fledged members of a labor union. Paid-up SAG members, regardless of age, may vote in all elections and referendums, serve on committees and avail themselves of all Guild services. Young Performers Committee was established in 1975, the SAG National Young Performers Committee makes it possible for Young Performers and their parents to have their voices heard at the Guild. Since its inception, the committee has dealt with major issues relating to minors. The Young Performers Committee provides invaluable services for actors including the revision of the California Labor Code as it applies to work by minors in entertainment. Recent changes include expanding the protections of the Coogan Law, updating and streamlining the work permit process, instituting orientation and mentoring programs especially for young performers as well as producing four editions of the “SAG Young Performers Handbook,” the ultimate guide to professionalism for young actors.
Like their adult counterparts who sometimes hold non-actor jobs, young performers also have two jobs: being an actor and being a student. A major goal of the Young Performers Committee is to safeguard the young actor’s education. The committee consistently seeks opportunities to make a young actor’s career and education a compatible partnership. Careers for young performers can be fleeting. Young actors need to plan for their futures whether as actors or in other careers both in and out of the entertainment field.
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 Branches nationwide, SAG represents more than 125,000 actors who work in film and digital motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, industrials, Internet and all new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, you can visit SAG online at SAG.org.
Screen Actors Guild represents its members through:
- Negotiation and enforcement of collective bargaining agreements that establish equitable levels of compensation, benefits, and working conditions for performers.
- The collection of compensation for exploitation of their recorded performances and protection against unauthorized use.
- The preservation and expansion of work opportunities.