Thursday, January 6, 2011
SAG at CE: Kevin Pollak, Amy Aquino, Mark Friedlander
Actors Amy Aquino and Kevin Pollak To Join CES Panel Discussion
Screen Actors Guild New Media Director Also Slated to Speak
Las Vegas (January 6, 2011)-Screen Actors Guild will join panel discussions on Friday at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show, hosted at the Las Vegas Convention Center. CES is billed as the world’s largest consumer technology trade show.
Amy Aquino is the primary elected liaison for the Guild’s budgetary and financial matters, serves as chair of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee and National Executive Committee. A SAG member since 1987, Aquino is a familiar face in film and television. After earning her B.A. from Harvard and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, she spent five years in New York doing theater, appeared in films such as Working Girl and Moonstruck, and took on memorable recurring guest roles in such hit television series as ER, Everybody Loves Raymond, Curb Your Enthusiasm and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. In 2010, Aquino had recurring roles in Brothers and Sisters and Big Love.
In a separate, 2:45 p.m. discussion on Friday, SAG National New Media Director Mark Friedlander will participate in a roundtable that will include representatives from digital providers AT&T and Verizon as well as other broadband stakeholders in the panel “Content in the Cloud.” Content rights holders and broadband network operators are concerned about how cloud storage could affect the way they manage their intellectual property and utilize network resources, and this panel intends to provide insights from both perspectives.
Mark Friedlander came to Screen Actors Guild in 2005 and currently oversees the New Media Contracts Department. He has a bachelor’s in political science from University of Southern California, a juris doctorate from California Western School of Law, and a master of laws degree in entertainment and media law from Southwestern University. He also attended the Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute at Cambridge University.