You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Working Alliance eyes top SAG post

Coalition looking for seed money

HOLLYWOOD — Working Actors Unite, a six-month-old coalition started by voiceover performers, has announced plans to run a candidate for SAG presidency this fall along with a slate for the Guild’s board.

WAU made the announcement in a solicitation to SAG members, seeking participation and financial support. “Our immediate need is for seed money,” said co-founder Keri Tombazian. “We will be producing flyers, visiting sets, placing ads, holding actor-community meetings and helping to shepherd working actors into the service of the guild.”

WAU emerged during the last months of SAG’s strike against advertisers with the goal of boosting participation on the SAG board by members who were actively working. It also was a rallying point for voiceover performers who were dissatisfied with what they perceived as SAG’s hard line at negotiations.

SAG prexy William Daniels, who was backed by the Performers Alliance, has not yet indicated if he will seek a second term and no other candidate has yet emerged. The PA did not campaign for board seats last fall because of the strike, while WAU candidates won five of 25 open board seats.

WAU-endorsed candidates won 26 of 34 offices and board seats it sought during December’s elections for the American Federation of Television & Radio Artists while the PA won four of the 11 slots it was seeking.

More Biz

  • Comcast Stock Tanks After Winning Sky

    Comcast Stock Tanks Over Wall Street Concerns It Overpaid for Sky

    HOLLYWOOD — Working Actors Unite, a six-month-old coalition started by voiceover performers, has announced plans to run a candidate for SAG presidency this fall along with a slate for the Guild’s board. WAU made the announcement in a solicitation to SAG members, seeking participation and financial support. “Our immediate need is for seed money,” said […]

  • Randall Stephenson

    AT&T Plans Big Push to Win Over Madison Avenue

    HOLLYWOOD — Working Actors Unite, a six-month-old coalition started by voiceover performers, has announced plans to run a candidate for SAG presidency this fall along with a slate for the Guild’s board. WAU made the announcement in a solicitation to SAG members, seeking participation and financial support. “Our immediate need is for seed money,” said […]

  • Pandora

    SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora in $3.5 Billion Deal

    HOLLYWOOD — Working Actors Unite, a six-month-old coalition started by voiceover performers, has announced plans to run a candidate for SAG presidency this fall along with a slate for the Guild’s board. WAU made the announcement in a solicitation to SAG members, seeking participation and financial support. “Our immediate need is for seed money,” said […]

  • RESTRICTION: NO New York or New

    Time's Up to Stage National Walkout to Support Brett Kavanaugh Accuser

    HOLLYWOOD — Working Actors Unite, a six-month-old coalition started by voiceover performers, has announced plans to run a candidate for SAG presidency this fall along with a slate for the Guild’s board. WAU made the announcement in a solicitation to SAG members, seeking participation and financial support. “Our immediate need is for seed money,” said […]

  • emma stone sam mendes louis vuitton

    Emma Stone Re-Teams With Sam Mendes for Louis Vuitton Short Film

    HOLLYWOOD — Working Actors Unite, a six-month-old coalition started by voiceover performers, has announced plans to run a candidate for SAG presidency this fall along with a slate for the Guild’s board. WAU made the announcement in a solicitation to SAG members, seeking participation and financial support. “Our immediate need is for seed money,” said […]

  • Greg Berlanti, Robbie Rogers49th Anniversary Gala

    Ricky Martin, Greg Berlanti Laud L.A. LGBT Center's Work in Trump Era at Vanguard Awards

    HOLLYWOOD — Working Actors Unite, a six-month-old coalition started by voiceover performers, has announced plans to run a candidate for SAG presidency this fall along with a slate for the Guild’s board. WAU made the announcement in a solicitation to SAG members, seeking participation and financial support. “Our immediate need is for seed money,” said […]

  • Bill Cosby

    Bill Cosby to Learn His Fate at Sentencing Hearing

    HOLLYWOOD — Working Actors Unite, a six-month-old coalition started by voiceover performers, has announced plans to run a candidate for SAG presidency this fall along with a slate for the Guild’s board. WAU made the announcement in a solicitation to SAG members, seeking participation and financial support. “Our immediate need is for seed money,” said […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content