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Published:October 19th, 2007 05:12 EST
Screen Actors Guild will receive The Award of Excellence

Screen Actors Guild will receive The Award of Excellence

By SOP newswire

WHAT

   
Screen Actors Guild will receive The Award of Excellence Star on Hollywood Boulevard from the Hollywood Historic Trust in recognition of the Guild's significant contributions to actors and the entire entertainment community for nearly 75 years. SAG is the first labor union to receive this honor.

The installation of the star on Hollywood Boulevard will be preceded by a celebratory champagne breakfast with red carpet arrivals at the Annex at Hollywood & Highland, hosted by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation and the Ford Motor Company.

WHO:
The award will be accepted by Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg, Secretary-Treasurer Connie Stevens and past presidents Edward Asner, Melissa Gilbert, Barry Gordon, Kathleen Nolan and William Schallert.

VIP guests will include Screen Actors Guild board members Bonnie Bartlett, Justine Bateman, Seymour Cassel, Brett Cullen, Frances Fisher, Valerie Harper, Robert Hays, Anne-Marie Johnson, William Katt, Lainie Kazan, Diane Ladd, William Mapother, Kent McCord, Esai Morales, France Nuyen, William Russ, and JoBeth Williams. In addition, SAG Foundation board members Tom Bosley and Diahann Carroll plan to attend, as well as many other high-profile Screen Actors Guild members.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles City Councilmember Wendy Greuel and AFL-CIO President John Sweeney are also expected. Bill Ford, Executive Chairman, Ford Motor Company, will also attend.

The Award of Excellence Star will be presented by Hollywood’s Honorary Mayor, Johnny Grant, who is also a member of SAG.

WHEN:       
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Breakfast: Media Set-up 7:30 am; Breakfast 8:30 a.m.
Star: Media Set-up 10 a.m.; Ceremony 11 a.m.

WHERE: 
Breakfast: The Annex at Hollywood & Highland, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Fifth Floor, Hollywood, CA  90028
Award of Excellence Ceremony: 7018 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA  90028

WHY: 
The ceremony will officially kick off the Guild’s year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary, which takes place in 2008. Screen Actors Guild was founded on June 30, 1933.

The Award of Excellence Star is funded by contributions to the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, including a presenting sponsorship of the celebratory breakfast by Ford Motor Company that will feature its hybrid vehicles to ferry guests to the celebration as part of the company’s green initiative.

BREAKFAST RSVP: Adria DeBaca, SAG Communications, adebaca@sag.org or (323) 549-6841
 
STAR RSVP: Ana Martinez, Hollywood Historic Trust, stargirl@hollywoodchamber.net

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