January 3, 2018
Film & TV fans can bid to win seats to support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation
LOS ANGELES (January 2, 2018) – The SAG Awards® Red Carpet Bleacher Seat Auction, the second in a trio of online auctions benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, is open now at sagawards.org/auction. Film and television fans have the chance to bid on over 100 bleacher seats, from which they can watch their favorite stars walk the 24th Annual SAG Awards® Red Carpet and have the opportunity to take pictures and request autographs. Special VIP positioning includes front row seats across from the fashion photographers and cameras, as well as across from entertainment news platforms. Bleacher seat guests will be required to wear black and white cocktail attire. The auction closes Monday, January 8 at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT).
Proceeds from the SAG Awards Red Carpet Bleacher Seats Auction support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy program Storyline Online (storylineonline.net) where well-known actors read to more than 6 million children in classrooms and online every month. The auction also supports the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund, Emergency Assistance and Scholarship Program for SAG-AFTRA members and their families.
The final auction in the annual series of online fundraisers is the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction, scheduled to begin on Friday, January 27 and run through February 6. Featured items donated by this year’s nominees and presenters will include autographed scripts, posters, wardrobe and props. Opportunities to visit sets will also be offered, as well as experiential packages from studios, sponsors and entertainment media outlets.
About the SAG-AFTRA Foundation
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a philanthropic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and educational programming to SAG-AFTRA professionals while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy program. For more than 32 years, the Foundation has granted more than $19 million in financial and medical assistance, including $8 million in scholarships to SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents. In addition, the nonprofit has offered 7,600 free educational workshops, panels and classes SAG-AFTRA artists nationwide. In addition, its award-winning children’s literacy program Storyline Online has brought the love of reading to more than 200 million children worldwide. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation relies entirely on grants, sponsorships and individual contributions to maintain its free programs and resources, and is the benefitting charity of the annual SAG Awards. For more information, visit sagaftra.foundation.
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About the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC and hosted by Kristen Bell, will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment. Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks’ websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a special encore of the ceremony at 11 p.m. (ET) / 8 p.m. (PT).
Actor® Nominations were announced by Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse, The Predator) and Niecy Nash (Claws, The Soul Man) on Dec. 13, 2017. A video of the live announcement can be seen on tntdrama.com/sagawards and sagawards.org.
One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely by performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which this year numbered 121,544. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.
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