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September 20, 2009


AMJ: If I’m Elected, David White is Out

Posted: 18 Sep 2009 01:26 PM PDT

In a campaign video, Membership First’s candidate for SAG president, Anne-Marie Johnson says that one her first proposals as new president would be to recommend to the national board that “a search committee be seated . . . immediately” to replace SAG interim National Executive Director David White. Ousted NED Doug Allen would “probably” not come back.

That’s the same David White under whose administration (and chief negotiator John McGuire) multiple SAG collective bargaining agreements were finally signed, including the two largest: the TV/theatrical contract, which Membership First stalemated for a year, and the commercials contract, which was delayed by that stalemate. In contrast, Membership First, under the Doug Allen administration, closed no deals at all.

Johnson justifies her position by asserting White has made clear he was solely the interim NED, but that seems misleading: so far as I’m aware, White never said he didn’t want the job on a permanent basis. So far as I’m aware, White has never taken a public position on this one way or the other.

So if AMJ wants White out, would Doug Allen be coming back? Johnson says she has “no idea.” After praising Allen, she goes on the speculate that he’s doing other things and would “probably not be available for the job.”

The video is about 9 minutes long; the discussion of the NED begins about 3 minutes into it and continues for several minutes.


June 3, 2009

Familiar Faces on Youtube

Here are some videos where the actors are in support or against the new contract.

Ned Vaughn’s video

Adam Arkin, Amy Brenneman, Ken Howard, Sam Freed, Jack Coleman, Kate Walsh, Stephen Collins, Ed Begley, Jr., and 26 other SAG members declaring their support for “Yes” on the TV/Theatrical contract.

Ed Harris video

Kathy Joosten Responds to Martin Sheen

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Kathy Joosten Responds to Martin Sheen

An excellent video by Kathy Joosten (vote Yes on the SAG contract) responding to the recent video by Martin Sheen and friends (vote No).

Yes or No

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Greetings Fellow Member:

Please get your SAG tv/theatrical ballot from your stack of mail, mark it YES, and send it first thing tomorrow.  Let’s not just pass this contract – let’s make it an overwhelming YES.  There is a misconception in our industry that the Hollywood members of our national union, Screen Actors Guild, are voting no.  There are many of us who proudly call Hollywood our home and we are voting YES – here is a link to a video of some of the Hollywood folks voting YES:

Please vote now.


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