Celebrity Book Auction Gives to Children!

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This summer, the SAG Foundation has a terrific opportunity to benefit our global children's literacy initiatives - one that could benefit you with some memorable summer reading! We've partnered with the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation to sponsor an…

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JoBeth Williams elected President of Screen Actors Guild Foundation

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The Foundation is pleased to announce JoBeth Williams as its newly-elected President! While JoBeth may be best known for her starring roles in Poltergeist (1 & 2), The Big Chill, Stir Crazy and Kramer vs. Kramer, she has been Emmy-nominated three times (for Baby M, Adam and Frasier) and has had the lead in two series, The Client and Payne. This past season saw her in a recurring role on…

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Emergency Assistance Welcomes Relief

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The wise actor knows that preparation is a key ingredient not only to success, but to survival as well. At no time is this more evident than the present! Unfortunately, many actors have been hit hard financially, committed to…

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Foundation Update: BookPALS

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Calling upon the artistic community to join the cause of children’s literacy, the Foundation’s BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) program isa national effort which brings over 2,000 volunteers to more than 100,000 children (preschool to 5th grade) weekly. Through BookPALS, actors enthusiastically share with their youthful audiences the love of the written word by reading out loud at public schools, hospitals, cultural institutions, on the phone and online.…

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Foundation Update: Casting Access Project

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The Casting Access Project’s program of free workshops for Guild members with established casting directors gives the actors a better handle on navigating the sometimes mystifying twists and turns of the audition process. Recent CAP highlights include a very…

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Foundation Update: Liferaft

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The LifeRaft program continues to bring valuable information to Guild members seeking career-enhancing knowledge in seminars that explore the business of acting, featuring established industry guests. Every LifeRaft seminar is designed to address the practical needs of actors, and recent highlights include “Overcoming Career Sabotage” led by moderators Robert and Michelle Colt (pictured), whose sought-after “Acting Success Now” workshops survey the brain’s subconscious mysteries and their hold on the actor’s…

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Foundation Update: Conversations

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The SAG Foundation continues to inform and entertain with Conversations, our series of live-audience interviews with some of the industry’s most celebrated and creative minds. Conversations traveled to New Mexico for an extremely well-received question-and-answer panel with the cast…

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A Heartfelt Aloha to Jim Hutchison

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The SAG Foundation is grateful to have made a friend in Jim Hutchison, who lost his battle with cancer in April. A Foundation Board member, Jim was a long-time resident of Hawaii whose colorful and accomplished career as a dancer and actor brought him to Broadway (in Pajama Game, among other hits), television (working with the likes of Gene Kelly, Ed Sullivan and Perry Como), films (including Finian’s Rainbow and…

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Diversifying the Palette

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One of those rare actors who got to skip over the whole “being a waiter thing,” Charley Lang was fresh out of undergraduate school when he landed a lead role in Hugh Leonard’s Broadway production of Da,  1978’s Tony…

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James Earl Jones Volunteers for Storyline Online!

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The Screen Actors Guild Foundation continues its dedication to children’s literacy by adding another notable story to its streaming video website Storyline Online (storylineonline.net), this time read by renowned stage and screen veteran James Earl Jones. The award-winning actor lends his distinctive voice to Evelyn Coleman’s powerful To Be a Drum, with illustrations by MacArthur Fellow folk artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson coming to life through computerized animation. Mr. Jones…

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