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One of Esai Morales' first showbiz jobs was as a background actor on "The White Shadow," the early '80s TV show starring Ken Howard -- now co-president of SAG-aftra. Three decades later, Morales is squaring off against Howard for the presidency in the newly merged union's first combined national election -- and hopes to pull a surprise knockout. The winners will guide the union in negotiations with the studios and TV networks, which come up next year. Ballots went out July 17 and must be returned by Aug. 15. The gap isn't »
- Todd Cunningham
Variety first reported last week that Morales and current SAG-AFTRA co-president Ken Howard were facing off for the presidency of the performers union. Jane Austin is seeking the secretary-treasurer slot as part of the Membership First slate, which has adopted the slogan “Champions for real change, not pocket change.”
SAG-AFTRA has not yet certified the candidates for the election, which will take place starting July 15. Membership First, which touts itself as progressive, plans to run a slate of 17 candidates.
Morales, a former SAG national board member, told Variety that he was first approached a month ago about making a run after current board member Sheen had turned down the role.
“I’ve subbed for Martin Sheen before — as a replacement on the national board, »
- Dave McNary
What does a snail dream of? A fancy shell? An endless supply of leaves to munch? Super slime? Nope. A snail dreams of going fast, the wind whipping across his little snail face, spurred on by the thrill of competition…well, at least that’s what you dream of if you’re a snail named Turbo.
For a little guy, Turbo sure has some big dreams when it comes to going fast. He constantly trains to beat his personal best when it comes to crossing the finishing line and wants to conquer the competition on the cutthroat snail racing circuit. Yes, that’s right, the highly competitive snail racing circuit filled with tough yet slimy competitors like Whiplash, Skid Mark, Smoove Move and The White Shadow. An eternal dreamer, Turbo has set his sights on racing in the Indy 500, competing with cars and people. Who are we to stand between a snail and his dreams? »
- Rachel West
3 items from 2013
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