SAG president gets endorsements

Rosenberg, up for re-election, enlists Streep, Asner

HOLLYWOOD — SAG president Alan Rosenberg has received endorsements from Tim Allen, Ed Asner, Powers Boothe, Dana Delaney, Morgan Freeman, Peter Gallagher, Jasmine Guy, Dennis Haysbert, Rob Morrow, Meryl Streep and Peter Weller.

Rosenberg, 56, was a Streep classmate at the school of drama at Yale U. He’s also known Gallagher and Weller for over three decades.

Other endorsements have come from SAG secretary-treasurer Connie Stevens, who’s running unopposed, and board members Justine Bateman, Frances Fisher, Elliott Gould, Valerie Harper, Kent McCord, Esai Morales and JoBeth Wiliams. Backing’s also come from spouse Marg Helgenberger and her “CSI” castmates George Eads, Jorja Fox, Paul Guilfoyle, William Petersen, Eric Szmanda and Scott Wilson plus thesps Jon Tenney, Michael Dorn and Jessica Walter.

Rosenberg’s seeking a second two-year term and faces challenges from Seymour Cassel, Charlie De La Pena and Barry Simmonds. His campaign’s touting deals for cable and animation, the hiring of national exec director Doug Allen, the creation of new SAG new-media and organizing departments and bringing about unity within the guild.

Election results will be announced Sept. 20.

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