The Screen Actors Guild Awards ninth annual online auction to benefit the SAG Foundation is offering Red Carpet Fan Bleacher Seats at www.sagawards.org/auction through Jan. 12. This second auction in this year’s three-part auction series features 90 seats from which fans can see their favorite stars walk the SAG Awards red carpet, take pictures and gather autographs. Bleacher seat fans will take home a unique gift bag put together by PEOPLE Magazine.
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation provides a meaningful way for SAG members to contribute to the literacy of children in their communities through BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools); its online component, Storyline; and the We The Children family-heritage book-writing project. SAG Foundation programs provide emergency relief to members in economic distress, video and audio preservation of the creative legacy of SAG members, scholarships for performers and their children and emergency funds for members with catastrophic illnesses. (For details, visit www.sagfoundation.org and www.bookpals.net.)
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Fans who love to see their favorite stars on the SAG Awards red carpet will have the chance from Jan. 2-12 to win tickets in the Red Carpet Bleacher Auction. Up for bid are 15 sets of two seats and 15 sets of four seats. Winners will be able to take pictures, get the chance to acquire your favorite celebrity autographs and take home PEOPLE Magazine’s special bleacher seat souvenir bag.
The Ceremony Auction, the third and final auction will start Friday, Jan. 23, for 10 days and revolve around the nominated actors and ensembles, with new items being announced throughout January. In previous years, the auction has included autographed scripts and posters, wardrobe and props and set visits to studios. This auction will also offer great items from the hot, up-to-the minute entertainment news outlets, including set visits to E! News, Entertainment Tonight at CBS Studios and Extra! Also up for bid will be the same SAG Awards-logo-ed Silver Gallery frames presented backstage to SAG honorees with a photo of their moment of triumph, 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards posters, tote bags, hats, press kits and this year’s production team gift. Online bidding will close Monday, Feb. 2.
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The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center by TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. (ET/ PT), 7 p.m. (CT) and 6 p.m. (MT).
The Screen Actors Guild 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 more than 120,000 actors who work in film, television, industrials, commercials, video games, music videos and all other new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. More information is available online at www.sag.org.
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