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Why I Serve

Gabrielle Carteris

We all come to unionism and activism in our own way. I came to it through an injury—fate is funny that way.

I was fortunate to have been on “Beverly Hills, 90210” because it allowed me to move forward with my own talk show and then go on to other movie and television jobs. It’s been an amazing experience. And I loved being on a hit show—who wouldn’t? But, then….

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Creative Team for Screen Actors Guild Awards Show Announced

Creative Team for Screen Actors Guild Awards Show Announced

This week, SAG-AFTRA announced the creative team that will be behind the scenes for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Awards Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced the team that will create the awards show, which will air live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 30, 2016. The SAG Awards show is the only televised award show to exclusively honor performers. The awards recognize both individual performances in TV and film and ensemble performances by the entire cast of a TV show or motion picture.

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SAG-AFTRA: Hiring Skilled, Professional Performers is a Smart Investment

SAG-AFTRA: Hiring Skilled, Professional Performers is a Smart Investment

You see them every time you open your Instagram or Twitter account or click on a video on YouTube: digital ads designed to grab your attention (and sell you a product). They’re also in your Facebook news feed, shared by friends who might write “Must watch—hilarious!” These days, advertisers know consumers are spending more time on their smartphones and computers, so they’re producing some of their most creative, entertaining and sharable work specifically for those platforms. A new wave of digital agencies is among those changing the way we watch ads with innovative work that connects with consumers.

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SAG-AFTRA Awards Honor ‘Birdman,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Casts

SAG-AFTRA Awards Honor ‘Birdman,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Casts

SAG-AFTRA honored outstanding motion picture and television performances at its annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremonies Jan. 25. Debbie Reynolds received the union's highest honor, the 51st annual Life Achievement Award.

Of the top industry accolades presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are selected solely by actors’ peers in SAG-AFTRA. Also, the SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members.

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APALA Celebrates the Life of Pioneer Sumi Haru

Last week, we lost a trailblazer who helped paved the way for diversity in her industry and helped expand the role of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the labor movement.  Sumi Haru was a co-founder of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) and a key member of SAG-AFTRA whose impact was felt well beyond the labor movement and the film industry she worked in.

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