Moderates Win SAG Board Election

Sep 18, 2008  •  Post A Comment

A moderate faction has won control of the Screen Actors Guild’s national board, a development that appears to make the possibility of an actors strike even less likely.
The slate of candidates, known as Unite for Strength, won six of 11 seats on the board, according to election results announced by the union Thursday. Until now, a more militant faction of SAG, led by union president Alan Rosenberg, has controlled the board.
Actors have been without a contract since July. No formal talks between SAG and the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers have been held for weeks. However, a strike has been considered unlikely for a while now, particularly since the rival American Federation of Televison & Radio Artists reached a deal with studios
There had been speculation before the vote that a win by Unite for Strength could jump-start the stalled contract talks, perhaps with the dismissal of current SAG chief negotiatior Doug Allen.
Unite for Strength members elected to the national board include Adam Arkin, Amy Brenneman, Ken Howard, Pamela Reed and Kate Walsh.

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