I am honored that the SAG New York membership has chosen to allow me to serve them on the National Board for one more term. But I am even more grateful that they have seen fit to elect the proven leaders who ran with me on my team. It is clear that the New York membership is solidly behind our commitment to working with AFTRA to bring about One Union to represent everyone who works in front of a camera or a microphone. National election results also seem to indicate that the vast majority of our members are currently, and I think wisely, in favor of merger.
The recent SAG board elections produced a remarkable outcome. Here in Hollywood, and throughout the country, Guild members overwhelmingly elected leaders who believe SAG and AFTRA should unite to form a single union. Previous 1st Vice President Anne-Marie Johnson said members delivered a mandate, noting, “They want to merge, and they want it taken care of as soon as possible.” I agree.
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, who represents Screen Actors Guild as general counsel and deputy national executive director, was named to POWER UP’s 10 Amazing Gay Men in Showbiz list for 2010. He received the award at the 10th Annual Power Premiere Celebrity Gala on November 7 in Hollywood.
POWER UP is a non-profit organization known for its award-winning short films that advance the careers of gay women filmmakers. Two years ago, the group created the men’s list in addition to the 10 Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz list, which has been presented for the past decade.
SAG New Media is excited to sponsor Digital Hollywood NYC, November 10-12, and is pleased to announce that SAG members are eligible to receive deeply discounted pricing for conference passes.
To purchase discounted passes visit http://bit.ly/cDXQXe.