Bennett upped to deputy general counsel

The Screen Actors Guild has promoted Jeffrey Bennett to deputy general counsel based in SAG’s New York office.

Bennett currently serves as counsel at SAG’s national headquarters in Los Angeles. In his new post, reporting to general counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, he’ll manage the operations of the New York-based legal staff and oversee legal affairs and strategy in the Eastern U.S. 

Bennett joined SAG staff in 2000 as a business rep in the residuals claims department. He joined the legal department in 2002 and worked on the Judgment Realization Project team overseeing the guild’s film foreclosures.

Prior to joining SAG, Bennett worked in business affairs at the William Morris Agency and in entertainment law as a partner in the law firm of Bennett, Callie and Helmer.

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