2013 Oscars "SAG" Pannel at The Egyptian Theater covered by RCCC Media TEAM

Approximately 7 am in Hollywood, CA, the Red Carpet Concierge of Chicago Media TEAM (RCCC) left our hotel to cover The SAG Q&A Panel held at The Egyptian Theater. There in attendance was the screenwriters and animation TEAM'S for Lincoln, Life of PI, Les Misérables, The Hobbit, & Anna Karenina. The line was around the corner for those privileged in attendance. Our TEAM for this Oscars Related Event consisted of: Rosa Salazar, Nathalie Loma, and Guthrie Bonnett (ATOC). It was not only a breathtaking venue (The Egyptian Theater), but each actor was extremely friendly, approachable, and eager for our meet & greet as we were. We questioned the actors and screenwriters about everything from animation to location of each movie set. Being behind the scenes gives us the opportunity to get information first hand and make it available for those not capable of reaching certain "A-List Actors."

Why The SAG Award are unique

Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. The only televised awards shows to exclusively honor performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in a fast moving two hour show which airs live on TNT and TBS. The awards focus on both individual performances as well as on the work of the entire ensemble of a drama series and comedy series, and the cast of a motion picture. These honors are fundamental to the spirit of the Screen Actors Guild Awards because they recognize what all actors know – that acting is a collaborative art.
In that same spirit, the SAG Awards® also commends the outstanding performances by film and television stunt ensembles. These accolades are announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during TNT and TBS’ pre-show webcasts.
Other highlights of the Screen Actors Guild Awards include the SAG Life Achievement Award, presented to an established performer for fostering the highest ideals of the acting profession and tributes to the varied talents within SAG-AFTRA's membership. The 50th Life Achievement Award was presented to Rita Moreno at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. 
The Screen Actors Guild Awards are also unique in the size of its voting body. Two randomly selected panels of 2,200 members each from across the country choose the nominees for television and motion pictures.  All active members of SAG-AFTRA in the United States  -- more than 100,000 members -- receive voting information to select the outstanding performances of the year.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards is the only national network television show to acknowledge the work of union members. SAG-AFTRA is affiliated with the AFL-CIO through the Associated Actors and Artistes of America (the Four A's).
The Screen Actors Guild Awards also benefits the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, which provides opportunities for union members to contribute to the literacy of children through BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), and its online component Storyline Online. SAG Foundation programs provide emergency relief to union members in economic distress, emergency funds for members with catastrophic illnesses, video and audio preservation of the creative legacy of members, scholarships for performers and their children, valuable casting seminars and related professional workshops. The Foundation also operates The Actor’s Center and Don LaFontaine Voice-Over Lab. Details are available at www.sagfoundation.orgwww.bookpals.net andwww.storylineonline.net.
PEOPLE magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) will host the Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala for the 18th consecutive year. This exclusive event honors the philanthropic causes and good works of the members of SAG-AFTRA. The gala, benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, will immediately follow the SAG Awards on the backlot of the Shrine Exposition Center.

(Photos By: Guthrie Bonnett- "ATOC")

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