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February 16, 2007 | Richard Verrier
Members of the Screen Actors Guild voted overwhelmingly to approve increases in dues and initiation fees. The membership voted 68% to 32% in favor of raising dues for the first time since 1999. The increase will raise additional funds to help the union expand its organizing and emerging technology departments. In May base dues will increase by $16 a year for members earning less than $500,000 annually. Actors earning $500,001 to $1 million will pay 0.25% of their earnings.
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March 2, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
We've done the "Hustle. " (Wait. Wrong link. Try this .) We've been to outer space . Hell, we've even been blindfolded and taken on a spaceship all the way to Neptune . And now, tonight, at 5:30 p.m. PST, it all comes to a (we hope) glorious end with the 86th Academy Awards live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. What can we expect from tonight's show? Here are five moments to watch: OSCARS 2014: Full coverage | Complete list | Top nominees and winners What movie will win best picture?
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BUSINESS
March 2, 2005 | James Bates
The top administrator for the Screen Actors Guild is planning to leave his post in April to become a consultant after the ratification this week of a new three-year contract between actors and studios, union sources said. A. Robert Pisano, the union's chief executive and national executive director, has notified SAG President Melissa Gilbert and other officers of his plans.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2014 | By Glenn Whipp
Weren't the Oscars great this year? Matthew McConaughey's best actor acceptance speech ? That put us on a spaceship and sent us straight to Neptune, man. And we thought we were going to lose it when Cuba Gooding Jr. rushed the stage just after Ben Affleck presented the night's last award. Will somebody spring that guy from movie jail and offer him a great part again? Wait ... what's that? The Oscars haven't happened yet? Voting for the winners is just beginning today?
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March 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Annette Bening and Kevin Spacey won top acting honors Sunday from the Screen Actors Guild for their roles as a dysfunctional couple in the suburban satire "American Beauty." The lead acting awards position Bening and Spacey as front-runners for the Oscars, to be awarded on March 26. "American Beauty" also won the guild's ensemble acting award. The movie leads all contenders with eight Oscar nominations.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1985 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
The Screen Actors Guild, citing its opposition to "blacklisting," has now joined Vanessa Redgrave's appeal against a federal judge's decision in the Boston Symphony Orchestra case. The 48-year-old British actress, who had announced her decision to appeal in a press conference here the morning of the death of her father Sir Michael Redgrave six weeks ago, has already gained the support of other industry unions--Actors Equity and the American Guild of Musical Artists.
REAL ESTATE
June 23, 1985 | RUTH RYON, Times Staff Writer
The Screen Actors Guild, whose headquarters, at 7750 Sunset Blvd., has been a landmark since 1956, is expected to move by next spring to the old Hollywood Congregational Church at 7065 Hollywood Blvd. "We're committed to it," Joe Ruskin, first vice president of the guild and western regional vice president of Actors Equity, said. "Public signing of the lease is scheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m." Developer Thomas L.
NEWS
April 17, 1993
William Bakewell, 85, a co-founder of the Screen Actors Guild and a character actor who appeared in more than 100 films and 200 television programs. A native of Los Angeles educated at Page Military Academy and Harvard School, Bakewell first appeared in the 1925 silent film "He's a Prince." Among his many roles were a character part in the 1939 classic "Gone With the Wind" and a part in Marlene Dietrich's 1940 "Seven Sinners." In 1933, Bakewell was No.
NEWS
January 13, 1994
Mark Ross Locher, 37, national director of communications for the Screen Actors Guild for eight years. A graduate of Occidental College, Locher received his master's degree from Northwestern University. He began working for the guild in 1980 and in 1985 became its youngest national spokesman ever.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2006 | Richard Verrier
The Department of Labor has upheld the election that swept Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg and his supporters into office last year, the guild announced. Paul Christie, SAG's New York branch chief, and New York Vice President Sam Freed, alleged in a Labor Department complaint that Rosenberg and his backers were trying to "cover up election improprieties," including improperly accessing e-mail addresses and other personal information of more than 17,000 members.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Rebecca Keegan
The Screen Actors Guild Awards -- the Hollywood awards show where actors honor their own -- is considered one of the more reliable predictors of Oscar gold, in part because actors represent such a large voting block in the motion picture academy. The show is also, in contrast to the often tart and freewheeling Golden Globes, a major love fest. There's no host making cutting jokes about the nominees and no music cutting off the speeches. And there is usually at least one moment when someone holds up a SAG card.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Rebecca Keegan
The cast of "American Hustle" took home the Screen Actors Guild's top honor Saturday night, pushing David O. Russell's con-man tale further ahead in what is proving to be a tight Oscar race. "American Hustle," which collected 10 Oscar nominations Thursday morning, beat out the casts of "12 Years a Slave," "August: Osage County," "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Lee Daniels' The Butler" for the SAG Award. SAG Awards 2014: Full coverage | Complete list The SAG category of cast in a motion picture is often seen as a reliable predictor for the Academy Award best picture prize because many SAG members are members of the actors branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the largest voting bloc in the organization.
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Ponytails are no longer just a post-workout hairstyle. Plenty of actresses turned up on Saturday's SAG red carpet sporting sleek and tousled versions of the ultimate off-duty hair look. Julie Bowen and Jason Bateman's wife, Amanda Anka, both wore messy and textured ponytails. Holly Hunter and Amanda Peet had more sleek styles. Surprisingly, none of the sporty do's looked all that casual. Each woman looked polished and effortless, and the ponytail proved a fresh and modern alternative to a formal up do. ALSO: SAG Awards 2014: Helen Mirren's dramatic red lip SAG Awards 2014: Early arrivals work fairytale and modern looks Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014: Hannah Simone's cheap, chic makeup  
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January 18, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Besides the easy waves and sleek ponytails, short hair ruled on the SAG awards red carpet. Perhaps the most striking hairstyles were the pixie cuts, a la Jennifer Lawrence, who seems to have started a trend leading women to take the chop challenge. And a chic, angular bob, as seen on Jane Krakowski, proved to be a modern approach to red carpet hair without any trace of a curling iron or backcombing. Emma Thompson's blond crop was also very cool. She clearly goes for  effortless.
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
She hardly makes a red carpet misstep, so it's no surprise that Jennifer Garner had picture-perfect hair at Saturday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Her longtime stylist Adir Abergel decided to go with an airy, romantic updo that had movement and swept off the face in order to elongate her neck. He started the hairstyle by spraying Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray all over Garner's head to create a rougher texture to the hair and to help keep the actress' bangs back off her face.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
AMC's “Breaking Bad” has won the Screen Actors Guild award for performance by an ensemble in a drama series. The series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high-school chemistry teacher who turns to manufacturing crystal meth in order to pay for his cancer treatment. Cranston won a SAG Award last year for his acclaimed performance, and has also been honored with multiple Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. The show's ensemble also includes Aaron Paul, Anna Gun, R.J. Mitte, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk and Dean Norris.
NEWS
August 5, 1994
Bert Freed, veteran character actor for five decades and longtime officer of the Screen Actors Guild, has died. He was 74. Freed died of heart failure late Tuesday while vacationing near Vancouver, his son, Carl, said Wednesday. Born in New York, Freed made his Broadway debut in 1943 in "Johnny 2 x 4." He subsequently appeared in several stage plays, about 75 films and more than 200 television programs.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 2014 | By Jevon Phillips
Lupita Nyong'o won the Screen Actors Guild award for female actor in a supporting role Saturday night for her role as Patsey, a favored but abused slave in Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave. " It was the first nomination for the Mexico City-born, Kenyan-raised actress. Nyong'o was three weeks shy of graduating from the Yale School of Drama when she was cast by McQueen in her breakout role. Nyong'o defeated Jennifer Lawrence, who plays the unstable wife of a con artist in "American Hustle"; Julia Roberts as the daughter of a domineering matriarch in "August: Osage County"; June Squibb as the reluctantly supportive wife in "Nebraska"; and Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, the wife of a presidential butler, in "Lee Daniels' The Butler.
NEWS
January 18, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
"New Girl" actress Hannah Simone's 1960s hair and makeup at the Screen Actors Guild Awards go perfectly with her floaty, white Marchesa gown. And her makeup look is a lesson in cheap-chic red carpet cosmetics. Makeup artist Marina Gravani used Pixi by Petra products from Target, each of which sells for less than $28. Gravani started with the line's Flawless Beauty Primer, applying it just to the cheekbones and bridge of the nose for what she calls a “lit-from-within glow.” She dusted a light layer of Flawless Vitamin Veil over Simone's entire face and focused on brightening the actress' eyes with Eye Bright Kit concealer applied to the inner corner of the eye area.
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