NATIONAL ELECTION STANDS

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NATIONAL ELECTION STANDS

Los Angeles (March 16, 2006) – Screen Actors Guild today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor’s review of an election challenge filed against the Guild’s national officers has ended with the department taking no action, which finalizes the Guild’s election of President Alan Rosenberg and Secretary-Treasurer Connie Stevens. The election was held this past September and both Rosenberg and Stevens’ terms run through September 2007.

“The September election was about bringing new ideas and a fresh approach to Screen Actors Guild,” said Rosenberg. “This puts to rest any rumors or claims about the election and vindicates those who were wrongly accused of having done something wrong. There is nothing more important than the collective success of working performers. To be successful we must be committed and united, because with unity comes strength. As president, I will continue, as I have, to reach across both the political and geographical divide to bring us together. One of my proudest moments was being elected to lead this union. I have not stopped working since, and I will not stop until we have achieved our agenda for working actors.”

“I am extremely pleased that this matter is now fully behind us, where it should be, so we can continue with our work” said Stevens. “Our focus must be on finding new ways to address the serious challenges facing working performers. This is a critical time for actors and the labor movement and I am proud to serve our members as the second ranking officer of this great institution.”