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Los Angeles (October 23, 2005) – Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg today announced that National Executive Director/CEO Greg Hessinger will be leaving his position, effective immediately, and that Peter Frank, currently the Guild’s chief financial officer, has been named interim national executive director. Rosenberg also announced the creation of a committee of the national board to conduct a search for a permanent replacement.

“The recent election made clear that our membership expects concrete results, particularly in our collective bargaining and our nationwide organizing efforts,” said Rosenberg. “After much consideration and debate, the national board has decided to make a change in our staff leadership that will allow us to focus our resources more intensely in these areas. We have great respect for Greg and are grateful to him for his service to the Guild. We wish him well.”

The announcement was made at the close of the Guild’s two-day national plenary meeting, attended by national board members from Hollywood, New York and the union’s regional branches.