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APPROVED RESOLUTIONS 2013-R-01 Welcomes and congratulates the Photojournalists' Unit of KFOR in Oklahoma who organized and approved their first SAG-AFTRA contract. 2013-R-02 Delegates to the national board the authority to amend the SAG-AFTRA Constitution (pursuant to 2013-CA-03). This delegation of authority may be revoked by the convention at any time. Resolved that local presidents have two designated forums held annually, one in person and a second by teleconference. Universal Music Group's Jeff Harleston, who accepted an American Scene Award on behalf of UMG, with emcee Mary Hart and presenter Jacq Becker, a UMG artist. 2013-R-12 Recommends that the national board consider, prior to the next regularly scheduled election cycle in 2015, the creation of a background performer category for the purposes of categorical representation equal to the other significant work categories. VALERIE MACON 2013-R-09 American Scene Awards Celebrate Diversity D iversity was in the spotlight at the SAG-AFTRA American Scene Awards Sept. 27. The presentation, part of the convention's Friday night Celebration 2013-R-20 event, honored productions that intelligently and progressively employed the Recommends the appointment of a committee of convention delegates and leaders to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the convention and make recommendations for the 2015 convention. talents of diverse ethnicities, people with disabilities, women, seniors, people who 2013-R-21 identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender, and other misrepresented or underrepresented groups. Emceed by Mary Hart, the awards were given in three categories: actor/performer, broadcaster and recording artist, mirroring the three major areas in which members work. Recommends that the national board create a comprehensive national policy for the appointment of national committee chairs and committee members. ABC Family and Brenda Hampton for The Secret Life of the American Teenager and 2013-R-26 Universal Music Group for its entire catalog and roster of artists. The honorees included Detroit Public Television for Arab American Stories, "The American Scene Awards are about celebrating the wide spectrum of people's Directs the national board to request meetings with Actors' Equity Association leadership to explore effective ways to build solidarity and support organizing efforts of both unions. life experiences, and this year's winners reflect that. In representing artists from 2013-R-33 Janette Gautier, former co-chair of the SAG-AFTRA Honors and Tributes Committee. Supports efforts to encourage state representatives and lawmakers to pass legislation that will promote job growth and increase local production. 2013-R-36 Recognizes and supports the union's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members and fully supports their rights to equal employment opportunity and discriminationfree workplaces. For complete language of the convention resolutions, log in to your member account and visit 68 SAG-AFTRA 58-71_convention_v13.indd 68 a variety of backgrounds, this year's honorees enrich our collective culture," said "I believe that producers that understand the importance of accurately portraying the American Scene ultimately do a better job of connecting with their audience — an audience that encompasses every race, age, religious belief, disability, nationality and sexual orientation," said Jenny O'Hara, chair of the SAG-AFTRA Honors and Tributes Committee. An AFTRA tradition, past recipients of the American Scene Award have included American Idol, Sesame Street and the Children's Television Workshop, Modern Family, Parenthood, The Voice, As the World Turns, Warner Bros. Records/Nashville, ABC7/WLS-TV Chicago, KCBS/KCAL Los Angeles and the WGBH Educational Foundation among many other industry leaders. | Fall 2013 | 11/13/13 4:42 PM

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