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SAG meets to vote on new deal

Several hundred SAG members attended a raucous town hall meeting over the contentious ratification vote on the feature-primetime deal.

SAG president Alan Rosenberg received a standing ovation from part of the audience at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel while interim national exec director David Young received scattered boos at the start of the Thursday evening meeting.

Ballots were sent out Tuesday to about 110,000 SAG members with a June 9 return date. Hardliners, who are concentrated in Hollywood, are opposing the deal — largely over its new-media provisions.

Moderates have insisted the two-year deal will help get members back to work by removing uncertainty. Former SAG prexy Melissa Gilbert, who supports the deal, attended the meeting along with husband Bruce Boxleitner.

James McCauley, a member opposing the deal, said that most of the members attending were in agreement with the “No for Your Future” flyer he was distributing. “I’m finding that people have a pretty good understanding of these issues and a lot of them have already voted,” he added.

SAG’s national board approved trhe deal on April 19 with 53 percent in favor. SAG’s TV-film contract expired last June 30.

Source: Variety

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Front Page, Industry News

SAG meets to vote on new deal

Several hundred SAG members attended a raucous town hall meeting over the contentious ratification vote on the feature-primetime deal.

SAG president Alan Rosenberg received a standing ovation from part of the audience at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel while interim national exec director David Young received scattered boos at the start of the Thursday evening meeting.

Ballots were sent out Tuesday to about 110,000 SAG members with a June 9 return date. Hardliners, who are concentrated in Hollywood, are opposing the deal — largely over its new-media provisions.

Moderates have insisted the two-year deal will help get members back to work by removing uncertainty. Former SAG prexy Melissa Gilbert, who supports the deal, attended the meeting along with husband Bruce Boxleitner.

James McCauley, a member opposing the deal, said that most of the members attending were in agreement with the “No for Your Future” flyer he was distributing. “I’m finding that people have a pretty good understanding of these issues and a lot of them have already voted,” he added.

SAG’s national board approved trhe deal on April 19 with 53 percent in favor. SAG’s TV-film contract expired last June 30.

Source: Variety

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Front Page, Industry News

SAG meets to vote on new deal

Several hundred SAG members attended a raucous town hall meeting over the contentious ratification vote on the feature-primetime deal.

SAG president Alan Rosenberg received a standing ovation from part of the audience at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel while interim national exec director David Young received scattered boos at the start of the Thursday evening meeting.

Ballots were sent out Tuesday to about 110,000 SAG members with a June 9 return date. Hardliners, who are concentrated in Hollywood, are opposing the deal — largely over its new-media provisions.

Moderates have insisted the two-year deal will help get members back to work by removing uncertainty. Former SAG prexy Melissa Gilbert, who supports the deal, attended the meeting along with husband Bruce Boxleitner.

James McCauley, a member opposing the deal, said that most of the members attending were in agreement with the “No for Your Future” flyer he was distributing. “I’m finding that people have a pretty good understanding of these issues and a lot of them have already voted,” he added.

SAG’s national board approved trhe deal on April 19 with 53 percent in favor. SAG’s TV-film contract expired last June 30.

Source: Variety

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