Detroit (July 20, 2011) - Screen Actors Guild today announced election results for the Detroit Branch elections.
Candidates elected from the Detroit Branch include:
Ed Kelly, National Board Member, Three year term
Ele Bardha, Council Member at Large, Two year term
Debra Port, Council Member at Large, Two year term
Jamie Wheatley, Council Member at Large, Two year term
Eric Wydra, Council Member at Large, Two year term
Those members elected as Council Members At Large have also been elected as Alternate National Directors who may be called upon to serve at National Board Meetings when the National Board member from Detroit Branch is unavailable to attend.
The candidates named today ran unopposed and were elected without the necessity of ballot vote pursuant to Branch Rules of Procedure. The newly elected leaders will assume office on September 25, 2011.
Elections are being conducted in other SAG Branches and divisions across the country with all ballots tabulated no later than September 24th. The results of those elections will be reported when completed.
Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 Branches nationwide, SAG represents more than 125,000 actors who work in film and digital motion pictures and television programs, commercials, video games, industrials, Internet and all new media formats. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Headquartered in Los Angeles, you can visit SAG online at SAG.org.
Contact: Pamela Greenwalt
SAG, Communications Executive Director