Los Angeles (March 27, 2009) — Screen Actors Guild today announced that Damon Romine has been named director of communications effective April 1, 2009. Romine comes to the Guild from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) where he served as director of entertainment media.
Romine will report to Screen Actors Guild communications executive director and spokesperson Pamela Greenwalt. He will be based at SAG’s headquarters in Los Angeles and will focus on day-to-day department administration, writing and editorial duties for the Guild’s Screen Actor magazine. Romine will also work closely with Greenwalt on the implementation of several strategic communications initiatives underway at SAG.
“Damon’s extraordinary background and expertise in communications make him a valuable addition to our team,” Greenwalt said. “I know he will serve the members of Screen Actors Guild well.”
Romine’s 20-year career in communications includes a stint as communications and marketing consultant for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation where he produced member publications and educational materials. At GLAAD, Romine directed the organization’s national entertainment media strategy and created GLAAD's Be an Ally & a Friend public education campaign.
“This is an exciting time to join the team at Screen Actors Guild,” Romine said. “SAG is a terrific organization and I look forward to working with the Guild’s leaders and staff to further the interests of its members.”
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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 nearly 120,000 actors who work in film, television, industrials, commercials, video games, music videos and other new media. 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 www.sag.org.