LOS ANGELES (December 27, 2019) – The SAG Awards® Red Carpet Bleacher Seat Auction, the second in a trio of online auctions benefitting the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, is now open at sagawards.org/auction. Film and television fans have the chance to bid on over 90 bleacher seats from which they can watch their favorite stars walk the 26th SAG Awards® Red Carpet and have the opportunity to take pictures and request autographs. The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live from the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).|
SAG Awards nominees and presenters will walk from the limousine drop-off to the showroom on a red carpet. Winners of the VIP Bleacher Seats will see this for themselves, since positioning includes seats across from the cameras and the entertainment news platforms. Bleacher seat guests will be required to wear black and white cocktail attire. The auction closes on Monday, January 6 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a philanthropic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and educational programming to SAG-AFTRA artists while serving the public at large through its award-winning children’s literacy program Storyline Online®. For more than 34 years, the Foundation has granted more than $20 million in financial and medical assistance, disaster relief and scholarships to SAG-AFTRA families. In addition, the nonprofit has offered over 9,400 free educational workshops, panels and classes SAG-AFTRA artists nationwide. Further, its Emmy®-nominated children’s literacy program Storyline Online has brought the love of reading to more than 575 million children worldwide. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation relies entirely on grants, sponsorships and individual contributions to maintain its free programs and resources, and is the benefitting charity of the annual SAG Awards. For more information, visit sagaftra.foundation.
The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and Hazy Mills Productions and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.
Proceeds from the SAG Awards Bleacher Seat Auction support the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children's literacy program Storyline Online®, the interactive children’s literacy website that attracts more than 10 million global views each month. The auction also supports the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund, Catastrophic Health Fund, Emergency Assistance and Scholarship Program for SAG-AFTRA artists and their families.
The final auction in the annual series of online fundraisers is the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction, scheduled to begin on Friday, January 17 and runs through Monday, January 27. Featured items donated by this year’s nominees and presenters will include autographed scripts, posters, and props. Opportunities to visit sets will also be offered, as well as experiential packages from studios, sponsors and entertainment media outlets.
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