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80 SAGAFTRA | Spring 2022 | News from Locals Across the Country Los Angeles Back row center, from left, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, Executive Vice President Ben Whitehair, Los Angeles Local President Jodi Long, Secretary-Treasurer Joely Fisher and Vice President, Actors/Performers William Charlton with participants of The Hollywood Reporter's mentorship program at the Women in Entertainment gala on Dec. 8. Empowering the Female Leaders of Tomorrow e ol yw ood ep or er held its Women in ntertainment gala on Dec. in Los Angeles. The event, which returned as an in-person ceremony, commemorated the release of the publication's 2021 Women in ntertainment Power 100 list, which recognies inuential female figures woring in the film and television industry. The event also celebrated the young women participating in 's mentorship program, which SAG-AFTRA proudly sponsors. Honorees included SAG-AFTRA members Jennifer Aniston, recipient of the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, and Selma Blair. Also in attendance were SAG-AFTRA xecutive Vice President Ben Whitehair; Secretary-Treasurer Joely Fisher; Vice President, Actor/ Performers William Charlton; Los Angeles Local President Jodi Long; and National xecutive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland. ach year, pairs female high school students from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles with women in leadership roles throughout the industry. For the seventh year, SAG-AFTRA gifted mentees with acacs filled with school supplies, gift cards and other items. ● NY State Film and TV Tax Credits Extended I n great news for the entertainment industry and the state's economy, the newly aroved ew or State budget includes a three-year etension to the film and TV roduction and post-production tax credits. The incentive program now runs through 2029. In addition, in order to encourage diversity, production companies will be req uired to file a diversity lan outlining their secific goals for hiring a diverse worforce Than you, ew or local memers, for your advocacy on this important issue. ● Members Support Mine Workers F rom left, National and N.Y. Local Board member Joseph Melendez, Local Board member Avis Boone, N.Y. Local Executive Director Rebecca Damon, Local Board member Janette Gautier and NYC-CLC Digital Organizing Director, Program and Field Coordinator Sean Mackell march in solidarity with striking Alabama mine workers of Warrior Met Coal on Nov. ". The United Mine Workers of America marched to the NYC headquarters of investment management company BlackRock, the largest shareholder of Warrior Met Coal. ● New York

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