Only a handful of candidates bothered to show up at 5757 Wilshire to ascertain the results of the current election. Those that were on hand were called in and given their status in the election. Here are the results so far, as reported to the Ol Watchdog.
Terrence Beasor elected to Hollywood Board as 14th National Board Alternate.
David Jolliffe was elected to the Hollywood Board and is an 11th National Board Alternate.
Anne-Marie Johnson secured another 3 years on the National Board
My friends DeWayne Williams and Mark Carlton were not elected.
Sumi Haru was elected to the Hollywood Board and is 1st Alternate to the National Board
Paul Hartel another Membership First Candidate was reportedly elected to the Hollywood Board and is a 19th National Board Alternate
Jenny Worman elected to the Hollywood board and 7th Board Alternate
Brian Hamilton elected to Hollywood Board as 15th Alternate to National Board.
Joe d’Angerio elected to Hollywood Board as 21st Alternate to National Board.
Perennial favorite AngelTompkins was elected to National Board.
Susan Savage came in 12th, 2 years on National board
Steve Barr 9th Alternate
Debbi Derryberry elected to Hollywood Board
No report from any of the other candidates. As of now, the Ol’ Dog can report that the only confirmed elected candidates are Membership First.
If you are a candidate who was elected please let the Ol Dog know, and it will be posted. And as soon as more info is available the Ol’ dog will put it up
A reliable source has informed the Watchdog that it looks like a clean sweep for Membership First. If true this would give them a 54% on the National Board with 32 out of the 33 Hollywood seats!
A.L. Miller SW Editor & Chief
Posted: Thurs., Sep. 21, 2006, 10:00pm PT
SAG board bolstered
Membership First sweeps national seats
By DAVE MCNARY
Justine Bateman and Elliott Gould led light voting in the Screen Actors Guild’s board election as the activist Membership First faction consolidated its hold on SAG’s board room.
In results announced Thursday evening, Membership First won all 13 national board seats that were up for election in the Hollywood branch. As usual in SAG elections, star power ruled with the most recognizable names taking the most votes as Bateman – a newcomer to SAG politics – garnering the most votes, followed by Gould.
That duo was followed by Joanna Cassidy, Robert Hays, Anne-Marie Johnson, Diane Ladd, William Katt, Angel Tompkins, Renee Taylor, George Coe and Anne DeSalvo, who all won three-year terms while Susan Savage was elected to a two-year term and Ron Harper won a one-year term. DeSalvo, Harper, Katt and Savage are newcomers to the board.
The results in Hollywood — which holds the lion’s share of power in SAG with 60% of board seats — amounted to strong endorsement of the leadership of Alan Rosenberg, who headed the Membership First slate a year ago in winning the presidency over Morgan Fairchild and William Conrad on the presidency a year ago. Rosenberg campaigned amid promises to take a more aggressive stance on contracts.
Johnson, who heads the Hollywood board as SAG 1st VP, told Daily Variety, “We’re very pleased at the level of support from members.”
In New York, incumbents Paul Christie, Sam Freed and Liz Zazzi won re-election along with newcomer Sharon Washington. In the regional branches, the winners were all incumbents — John Carter Brown (Chicago), David Hartley-Margolin (Colorado), Dave Corey (Florida), Jim Hutchinson (Hawaii), Helen McNutt (Philadelphia), Mary McDonald-Lewis (Portland) and Virginia Hawkins (San Diego).
The results offered no surprises with turnout among the lowest in recent years at 16% in Hollywood and 19% in New York — well below the 27% level of last fall’s voting. Still, studios and nets are certain to be troubled by the growing perception that SAG members have gravitated toward supporting a more militant approach in selecting their leaders over the past two elections and away from a more moderate strategy.
Campaigning during the past two months had been particularly quiet, contrasting sharply with the 2005 election when Membership First gained control of the board room, wresting power away from the moderate faction for the first time in four years.
During this campaign, Membership First candidates had touted the four deals made this year on contracts — a commercials contract extension, basic cable and animation residuals and a mobisode pact for “Lost.” And they had stressed such issues as making deals for new technologies, hiring a director of organizing, fighting product placement, seeking a new franchise agreement with agents and resolving jurisdictional disputes with AFTRA.
SAG’s current film-TV contract expires in June 2008. Along with the DGA and WGA, SAG faces a daunting challenge in making deals for an array of new distribution platforms on the Internet and via cellphones.