FIJI® Water Returns as the Official Water of the SAG Awards®
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 03, 2017) – For the sixth consecutive year, FIJI® Water will serve as the official water for the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® in honor of the year’s best performances, as well as celebrating the charitable work of actors and the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. FIJI Water's distinctive squared bottles will be available on the red carpet, featured on the dinner tables during the televised award show ceremony and served at the official Post-Awards Gala co-hosted by Time Inc.’s People and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
“FIJI Water is delighted to return as the Official Water of the Screen Actors Guild Awards for the sixth consecutive year,” said Clarence Chia, Vice President Marketing, FIJI Water. “We are proud of our longstanding partnership with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and are thrilled to be a part of such a special celebration honoring film and television once again.”
FIJI Water will once again also make a donation to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides vital assistance to SAG-AFTRA professionals while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs, Storyline Online and BookPALS. The Foundation’s programs for members include emergency financial and medical assistance, educational workshops, panels and classes nationwide.
FIJI Water, the No. 1 imported premium bottled water, is well known among the entertainment, fashion and lifestyle communities, with continued presence at select high-profile events annually, including major award shows, international film festivals and New York Fashion Week. Drawn from a protected, underground aquifer on the Fijian island of Viti Levu, FIJI Water, with its unique mineral profile and signature soft taste, is bottled directly at the source, ensuring that it is untouched. FIJI features naturally occurring silica and electrolytes, which creates the soft mouth feel and distinctive taste that appeals to discerning consumers and top chefs.
About FIJI Water
FIJI® Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the No. 1 imported premium bottled water in the United States. FIJI Water, known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouth feel and unique mineral profile, is the water of choice among discerning consumers and top chefs. Widely available at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels and through a convenient home/business delivery service, FIJI Water has expanded globally to more than 60 countries. To discover Earth’s Finest Water, please visit www.fijiwater.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.
About the SAG-AFTRA Foundation
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a philanthropic 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides vital assistance and educational programming to SAG-AFTRA professionals while serving the public at large through its signature children’s literacy programs. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has granted more than $18 million in financial and medical assistance, including $7 million in scholarships to SAG-AFTRA members and their dependents. In addition, the nonprofit has offered more than 7,000 free educational workshops, panels and classes to SAG-AFTRA members nationwide. In addition, its award-winning children’s literacy programs, Storyline Online and BookPALS, have brought the love of reading to more than 190 million children worldwide. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation is the benefitting charity of the annual SAG Awards, and relies entirely on gifts, grants and sponsorships to maintain its free programs and resources. For more information, visit sagaftra.foundation.
About the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®
The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA with Screen Actors Guild Awards, LLC will be produced by Avalon Harbor Entertainment, Inc. and will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). TBS and TNT subscribers can also watch the SAG Awards live through the networks' websites and mobile apps. In addition, TNT will present a primetime encore of the ceremony immediately following the live presentation.
Prior to the televised ceremony, the stunt ensemble honorees will be announced during the SAG Awards Live Red Carpet Pre-Show webcast.
One of the awards season’s premier events, the SAG Awards® annually celebrates the outstanding motion pictures and television performances from the previous calendar year. Of the top industry honors presented to actors, only the SAG Awards are selected entirely performers’ peers in SAG-AFTRA, which last year numbered 121,546. The SAG Awards was the first televised awards show to acknowledge the work of union members and the first to present awards to motion picture casts and television ensembles. For more information about the SAG Awards®, SAG-AFTRA, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about.
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