Quinn wins Equity vote

Internet balloting available for first time

HOLLYWOOD — Patrick Quinn has been elected to a second three-year term as president of Actors’ Equity, receiving more than 88% of the 6,126 ballots returned.

Quinn replaced Ron Silver in 2000 after having been first veep of Equity since 1988 and a member of its governing council for 23 years.

During Quinn’s term, Equity agreed to paycuts for Broadway shows in the wake of 9/11, backed the American Federation of Musicians’ strike over replacing live orchestras with taped music and endorsed the proposed Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television & Radio Artists consolidation.

With 38,071 ballots mailed, participation totaled 16%. Voting via the Internet was available for the first time, with 1,178 votes cast electronically.

Members also elected Mark Zimmerman first VP, Jean-Paul Richard second VP, Ira Mont third VP, Conrad Fowkes secretary-treasurer, Arne Gunderson Eastern regional VP, Dev Kennedy Central regional VP and Doug Carfrae Western regional VP.

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