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SAG-AFTRA: Deepfakes “Pose a Potential Threat to Performers’ Livelihoods”

As the capabilities of AI-generated content, including what is commonly referred to as deepfakes, continue to evolve, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish the real from the synthetic. This can offer creative opportunities for actors and filmmakers — allowing Mark Hamill to regain his youthful appearance as Luke Skywalker on The Book of Boba Fett, […]

SAG-AFTRA Says Will Smith’s Slap on Chris Rock During Oscars Is “Unacceptable”

SAG-AFTRA has weighed in on the incident between Will Smith and Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars on Sunday night in which the King Richard actor slapped the comedian after the latter made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith. “As the union representing presenters and other performers working on the Oscars, SAG-AFTRA is focused on ensuring […]

Javier Bardem, Nicholas Braun, Elle Fanning Kick Off 2022 SAG Awards With “I Am an Actor” Segment

Javier Bardem, Nicholas Braun and Elle Fanning kicked off the 2022 SAG Awards with the “I Am an Actor” opening segment at Sunday night’s ceremony, taking place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Braun, who is nominated in the ensemble category for Succession, told the audience that he got his SAG card when he was […]

Is a Famous Face a Form of Intellectual Property?

As the co-anchor for Good Day Philadelphia, the local Fox affiliate’s morning news program, Karen Hepp is accustomed to hearing and seeing all sorts of crazy stuff. But nothing could prepare this TV veteran for the moment three years ago when colleagues began taking her aside to show her something remarkable: a screenshot of Hepp […]

SAG-AFTRA Blasts Accusatory Letter as Hollywood Labor Turmoil Accelerates

With a potential WGA strike looming, SAG-AFTRA is suddenly drawn towards a whirlpool by an election-season letter on the eve of the actors union's own studio negotiations.

As Writers Guild Talks Stall, a Jittery Hollywood Wonders What’s Next

A strike authorization vote is on tap, but SAG-AFTRA may be waiting in the wings as an intricate dance begins.

William Schallert, ‘Patty Duke Show’ Star, Dies at 93

The prolific character actor also was memorable on 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,' 'Star Trek' and 'In the Heat of the Night.'

Former SAG Manager Facing Federal Embezzlement Charges

Michelle L. Dancy was charged in a nine-count indictment.

Anthem Health Plan Hack Ensnares Hollywood Unions

The breach may affect DGA, WGA, SAG-AFTRA and IATSE members who are subscribers to Anthem’s Blue Cross plans.

SAG Awards Statue Visits Hollywood Sign

The handsome Actor stood impassively on a patch of dirt hillside as stars and media jostled for position

Liz Spaulding Hired as First-Ever SAG Foundation New York Director (Exclusive)

"I will know I've been successful when…I overhear a New Yorker rave to her friend about a panel she attended at the SAG Foundation with Jessica Chastain, how it opened her eyes to the commitment and training that it takes to become a successful actor and how she can't wait to see who the foundation has next"

Canadian Actors, Advertisers Reach Tentative Deal

The new three-year agreement comes as Hollywood North aims at labor peace to keep U.S. producers from crossing the border for cost savings.