or


[02/04/05 - 12:00 AM]
TNT Renews Contract for Sag Awards

[via press release from TNT]

TNT Renews Contract for SAG AWARDS(TM)

Announcement Comes as TNT and SAG Gear up for Live Telecast of 11th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS� Saturday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Turner Network Television (TNT), television�s destination for drama and the home of the SAG AWARDSTM since 1998, has just renewed its agreement with Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to continue carrying the prestigious awards show, according to an announcement today from Steve Koonin, executive vice president and chief operating officer for TNT and TBS and SAG President Melissa Gilbert. The announcement comes as TNT prepares to telecast the 11th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS� Saturday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

�Airing the SAG AWARDSTM not only fits beautifully with TNT's drama branding, but also solidifies TNT's position, both in the industry and among our viewers, as the home for the very best and brightest Hollywood has to offer,� Koonin said. �We look forward to continuing our partnership with Screen Actors Guild in presenting this annual event.�

�TNT is the home of the SAG AWARDSTM and we are delighted that we will be able to stay home two more years,� said Gilbert. �The network has been a fantastic and supportive partner to the SAG AWARDSTM. They understand and help us celebrate the critical contributions that actors make to the moving image arts, and each year helps us bring that dynamic to a global audience.�

The SAG AWARDSTM, which began in 1995, was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members. Of the top industry honors presented to performers, it is the only one selected exclusively by actors� peers. The ceremony is one of the awards season�s premiere events and is closely watched by the industry as a precursor to possible Oscar� and Emmy� recognition and by viewers as a memorably dramatic night of live television.

The 11th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS� on TNT will honor outstanding performances from 2004 in five film categories and eight television categories, including the unique ensemble awards, which commend the collaborative performance by a cast in a motion picture and by the ensemble casts of both comedy and dramatic TV series.

Each year, SAG also hands out a Life Achievement Award, presented to an actor who fosters the �finest ideals of the acting profession.� This year, Screen Actors Guild�s Life Achievement Award will be presented to James Garner.

The 12th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS� will air on TNT on January 29, 2006.

In five of the seven years it has aired on TNT, the SAG AWARDSTM has shown ratings increases. The show drew its largest audience in 2003, when 4.8 million viewers tuned in.

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is the nation�s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists� rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 working actors in film, television, industrials, commercials and music videos. The Guild exists to enhance actors� working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists� rights. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. More information about SAG and the SAG AWARDSTM is available online at www.sag.org.

Turner Network Television (TNT), television�s destination for drama and consistently one of cable�s top-rated networks, offers award-caliber original films, such as the Johnson & Johnson Spotlight PresentationSM 14 Hours; highly anticipated original series, including Into the West, an epic 12-hour limited series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg; powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed, Judging Amy and Angel; broadcast premiere movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.





  [february 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· 14 HOURS (TNT)
· ANGEL (WB)
· CHARMED (WB)
· ER (NBC)
· INTO THE WEST (TNT)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





[02/23/18 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 23
Updates include: Roselyn Sanchez checks into ABC's "Grand Hotel"; Sarah Jeffery latest cast in The CW's "Charmed" reboot; and John Larroquette signs onto ABC's "Three Rivers."

[02/23/18 - 04:40 PM]
Video: First-Look of John Legend Rehearsing from "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert"
The production will air live Easter Sunday, April 1 at 8 pm ET/PT in front of a large audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

[02/23/18 - 02:01 PM]
NBC Tops Other Broadcast Networks Combined in Primetime for 32nd Consecutive Olympic Night
NBC further spins the numbers for Thursday, February 22.

[02/23/18 - 01:52 PM]
18.1 Million Viewers Watch Daytona 500 on FOX
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 18.

[02/23/18 - 01:01 PM]
Video: Syfy's "The Expanse" Reveals Season 3 Premiere Date and Trailer
Picking up immediately following the emotional and suspenseful second season finale, the 13-episode third season finds Earth, Mars and The Belt at war, with each competing entity vying for control.

[02/23/18 - 11:08 AM]
"Paterno" Debuts Saturday, April 7 on HBO
Starring Al Pacino in the title role, the drama centers on Penn State's Joe Paterno in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

[02/23/18 - 10:18 AM]
Starz Original Series "Vida" Showrunner and Executive Producer Tanya Saracho Inks Exclusive Multi-Year Deal with Starz
Under the pact, Saracho will develop new projects for the network and continue as showrunner and executive producer on "Vida."

[02/23/18 - 10:05 AM]
Paramount Network's "Bar Rescue" Returns for Season Six on Sunday, March 11
"Bar Rescue" returns with all new episodes featuring bar owners across the US looking for one more chance at success.

[02/23/18 - 10:00 AM]
Netflix and Constantin Film Announce the Start of Production of "Polar"
Mads Mikkelsen, Vanessa Hudgens, Katheryn Winnick and Matt Lucas star in the film.

[02/23/18 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of "Everything Sucks!"
The footage was shot entirely on handheld video cameras by the cast during production.

[02/23/18 - 08:31 AM]
Disney Channel Greenlights "Amphibia" and "The Owl House"
The network has also ordered a season four pickup for Disney TVA's Annie Award-nominated "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" from creator Daron Nefcy.

[02/23/18 - 08:30 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with Winter Olympics
The Peacock continues its streak among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[02/23/18 - 08:24 AM]
Maxine Peake & Brian Gleeson Join Desiree Akhavan in "The Bisexual"
The six-part series will be made available via Hulu in the United States.

[02/23/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Netflix Unleashes the "Queer Eye" Fab Five on One of Their Own!
The Fab 5 from "Queer Eye" took Netflix's Los Angeles headquarters by storm, making over their IT department known as the NERDS.

[02/23/18 - 05:01 AM]
90th Oscars(R) Performers Announced
Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar winner Common will perform this year's nominated songs at the 90th Oscars ceremony.