January 24th, 2008 02:54 EST
SAG Starts Final Week of eBay Auction-- TODAY
Los Angeles, California - The Screen Actors Guild Awards® is rounding off its eighth annual eBay auction to benefit the SAG Foundation with a final week starting on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at 7:00 pm PT at www.sagawards.org/auction. Signed memorabilia and gift sets from nominated films and televisions series, including "3:10 to Yuma," "Into the Wild," "The Office" and "The Sopranos" will be available for bidding through Thursday, Jan. 31.
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.)
For the final week beginning Jan. 24, the SAG Awards auction will offer unique collectibles from this year`s nominated ensembles:
· Two "3:10 to Yuma" posters signed by cast members.
· "Boston Legal" Gift Collection " Crane, Poole, and Schmidt hat, Denny Crane bobble-head and DVDs from seasons one, two and three.
· "Entourage" Gift Collection " Red "Suits Suck" t-shirt, women`s gray shirt with Entourage branded in pink, baseball cap and DVDs of season two, season three part I, and season three part II.
· "Into the Wild" Memorabilia Pack "A poster along with a branded backpack filled with a Lifeline survival kit, red 32oz water bottle, best-selling Into the Wild book and movie soundtrack.
· "The Closer" autographed tote bag and script
· "The Sopranos" Autographed Gift Collection " Tote bag signed by cast members, DVDs of season 6 parts I and II, baseball cap, jacket and a red and black clock.
Additionally, one 14th SAG Awards™ press kit, hat, tote bag and poster will be sold alongside one SAG Awards Gift Set that includes various memorabilia from past SAG Awards™ productions. Online bidding for the auction will close January 31.
There`s still time to bid on this week`s auction items until tomorrow, Jan. 24 at 7 pm ET. Included are set visits to hot, up-to-the minute entertainment news outlets " "E! News," "Entertainment Tonight" and "Extra" " autographed wardrobe worn by TV Guide Network`s red carpet co-host Lisa Rinna, and 14th SAG Awards™ memorabilia.
The six weekly auction series has featured one-of-a-kind SAG Awards™ television and movie memorabilia, red carpet bleacher seats, VIP backstage tours and for the first year ever - two tickets for this year`s Actors® ceremonies and Gala. Exclusive memorabilia has included autographed posters from TNT`s "The Closer" and "Saving Grace" as well as a "SAG Foundation Conversations" poster signed by 62 actors including Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Laura Linney and Viggo Mortensen. 14th Annual SAG Awards™ hats, programs and press kits were also auctioned.
The "14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards" will be simulcast live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center by TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. (ET/ PT), 7 p.m. (CT) and 6 p.m. (MT).
The Screen Actors Guild Awards auction to benefit the SAG Foundation is hosted by eBay Giving Works and managed by Jeff Margolis Productions.
Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild
phone 310.235.1030 · fax 310.235.1032 · e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org · web www.sagawards.org
1401 Westwood Boulevard · 3rd Floor · Los Angeles, CA 90024 · Airs Sunday, January 27, 2008 on TNT & TBS