The Screen Actors Guild Awards holiday auction closes Sunday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m., so anyone looking to get an AMC swag bag. or signed Game of Thrones script or Mad Men hat--no not a crisp fedora but a ballcap--get those bids in.
There are actually two separate categories, one, an eBay auction, for signed scripts and books and DVD's, and other items, the other (on luxury experience site CharityBuzz) for "VIP Experiences" including show tapings, resort stays, golf packages, and red carpet seats and backstage tours at the SAG Awards Jan. 25 and pre-awards events.
Funds from the auction go to the SAG Foundation's children's literacy programs, and no that is not a program to cultivate child labor to pore over scripts--at least I don't think it is.
At press time, the top bid on any item in the non-VIP Experience auction was $580 43 bids) worth of Swag from BBC America sci fi series,"Orphan Black", including "Pilot Script "Natural Selection" signed by star Tatiana Maslany and creators John Fawcett and Graeme Mason • 2 different t-shirts: Men's Large and Women's Large • Tatiana's character "Cosima" Lanyard • DYAD Institute notebook."
Chris Colfer (Glee!) got most-affordable honors, with only $3.26 bid on his signed kids book.
Among the other items up for bid are an American Horror story script ($202.50), a couple of Geroge R.R. Martin-signed Game of Thrones scripts ($162.50 and $152.50), signed Walking Dead books $61.01 for both, and a Hot in Cleveland script ($152.50).
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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