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SAG organizing director exits

SAG organizing director Todd Amorde has resigned in the first significant staff departure since David White took over as interim national exec director.

Amorde ankled last week. He was active in coordinating SAG’s support of the WGA during the 2007-08 writers strike, during which SAG provided the most visible union support of the WGA.

Screen Actors Guild has not officially disclosed Amorde’s resignation or who will head the organizing department, which is overseen by deputy national exec director Pamm Fair. A person close to the situation said the departure was amicable and that Amorde hasn’t yet decided on specific future plans.

Amorde joined the SAG staff in 2001 as director of special projects and then became director of member education before being promoted to organizing director in 2006. Amorde’s been active in the guild’s Global Rule One campaign, which beefs up contract enforcement on overseas work, and in tightening re-entry rules for members who file for “financial core” status.

Before joining SAG staff, Amorde had been a 17-year member of SAG and AFTRA and appeared in 150 commercials. In 2000, he was a national board member chair of the joint SAG-AFTRA commercial contract campaign committee, which played an active role in organizing during the six-month strike against advertisers.

Amorde also served as chairman of SAG’s national contract campaign committee and on the guild’s board of directors. He was part of the Performers Alliance coalition — the precursor coalition to Membership First — that began gaining power in 1997 and then helped elect William Daniels as president in 1999.

Source: Variety

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Headline, Industry News

SAG organizing director exits

SAG organizing director Todd Amorde has resigned in the first significant staff departure since David White took over as interim national exec director.

Amorde ankled last week. He was active in coordinating SAG’s support of the WGA during the 2007-08 writers strike, during which SAG provided the most visible union support of the WGA.

Screen Actors Guild has not officially disclosed Amorde’s resignation or who will head the organizing department, which is overseen by deputy national exec director Pamm Fair. A person close to the situation said the departure was amicable and that Amorde hasn’t yet decided on specific future plans.

Amorde joined the SAG staff in 2001 as director of special projects and then became director of member education before being promoted to organizing director in 2006. Amorde’s been active in the guild’s Global Rule One campaign, which beefs up contract enforcement on overseas work, and in tightening re-entry rules for members who file for “financial core” status.

Before joining SAG staff, Amorde had been a 17-year member of SAG and AFTRA and appeared in 150 commercials. In 2000, he was a national board member chair of the joint SAG-AFTRA commercial contract campaign committee, which played an active role in organizing during the six-month strike against advertisers.

Amorde also served as chairman of SAG’s national contract campaign committee and on the guild’s board of directors. He was part of the Performers Alliance coalition — the precursor coalition to Membership First — that began gaining power in 1997 and then helped elect William Daniels as president in 1999.

Source: Variety

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Headline, Industry News

SAG organizing director exits

SAG organizing director Todd Amorde has resigned in the first significant staff departure since David White took over as interim national exec director.

Amorde ankled last week. He was active in coordinating SAG’s support of the WGA during the 2007-08 writers strike, during which SAG provided the most visible union support of the WGA.

Screen Actors Guild has not officially disclosed Amorde’s resignation or who will head the organizing department, which is overseen by deputy national exec director Pamm Fair. A person close to the situation said the departure was amicable and that Amorde hasn’t yet decided on specific future plans.

Amorde joined the SAG staff in 2001 as director of special projects and then became director of member education before being promoted to organizing director in 2006. Amorde’s been active in the guild’s Global Rule One campaign, which beefs up contract enforcement on overseas work, and in tightening re-entry rules for members who file for “financial core” status.

Before joining SAG staff, Amorde had been a 17-year member of SAG and AFTRA and appeared in 150 commercials. In 2000, he was a national board member chair of the joint SAG-AFTRA commercial contract campaign committee, which played an active role in organizing during the six-month strike against advertisers.

Amorde also served as chairman of SAG’s national contract campaign committee and on the guild’s board of directors. He was part of the Performers Alliance coalition — the precursor coalition to Membership First — that began gaining power in 1997 and then helped elect William Daniels as president in 1999.

Source: Variety

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