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SAG-aftra has appointed stuntman Conrad Palmisano to fill the national board seat vacated by Stephen Collins.
Collins resigned from the union board in October after reports that he had molested underage girls emerged on TMZ. He was elected to the slot last year for a four-year term.
The “7th Heaven” star recently admitted to inappropriate contact with three underage girls between 1973 and 1994. The surfacing of the allegations led Collins to lose roles in “Ted 2″ and ABC’s “Scandal.” Legal experts have said it was unlikely Collins would be prosecuted for the decades-old encounters.
Palmisano was appointed Nov. 17 by the Los Angeles local board to serve the rest of Collins’ term. Jeff Austin was appointed to fill the late Sumi Haru’s national board seat, and Ron Ostrow was appointed to fill her local board seat.
The news was first reported by Deadline.com.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Veteran stuntman Conrad Palmisano has been named to replace Stephen Collins on the SAG-aftra national board of directors. Collins resigned from the board in October after an audio tape surfaced that purports to be his voice confessing to having had sexual contact with children.
The union’s board replacement committee recommended Palmisano for the post, and the national board voted unanimously for him to finish out the rest of Collins’ term, which expires in 2017.
Palmisano is a familiar face at the guild’s offices, having served on the SAG board, on and off, since the 1970s. He co-chaired the SAG stunt and safety committee for many years. A former president of the Stuntmen’s Association of Motion Pictures, he has more than 200 film and credits as a stuntman and stunt coordinator dating to the early 1970s. He also has dozens of credits as a second-unit director.
Meanwhile, Jeff Austin »
- David Robb
2 items from 2014
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