H’w’d Film/B’cast Council elects Chassman

Allen kicked upstairs to president emeritus

The Hollywood Film and Broadcast Labor Council has renamed itself the Hollywood Entertainment Labor Council and elected Screen Actors Guild exec Leonard Chassman to a two-year term as president.

Chassman, SAG’s Hollywood executive director, replaces the retiring Gene Allen, who was named president emeritus.

Also elected to two-year terms for the org, which reps 300,000 workers in three dozen unions, were Scott Roth of Intl. Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 876, first VP; Paul Peterson, IATSE Local 767, second VP; G. Lynd Bingham, IATSE Local 33, third VP; and H. O’Neil Shanks, secretary-treasurer.

Named as vice presidents at large were Bill Elias, IATSE Local 700; Hal Espinosa, Professional Musicians Local 47; Pamm Fair, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists; Gavin Kopn, IATSE Local 816; and Bryan Unger, Directors Guild of America.

Three vice presidents at large will continue their terms for another year — Bruce Doering, IATSE Local 600; Carole Frazier, Local 892; and Richard Gabriel, American Federation of Musicians.

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