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Gabrielle Carteris Re-Elected as SAG-aftra President

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Gabrielle Carteris Re-Elected as SAG-aftra President
Gabrielle Carteris has been re-elected president of SAG-aftra, fending off challenges from Matthew Modine and three other contenders.

Carteris won handily with 13,537 votes, or 44% of ballots cast, to 10,682 for Modine and 5,048 for Jane Austin, 1,096 for Queen Alljahye Searles and 367 for Abraham Justice.

The results were announced early Thursday morning at 4 a.m. following one of the most bitter election campaigns in memory, including multiple accusations of misconduct.

Camryn Manheim won the secretary-treasurer post with 16,047 votes, or 53%, as Carteris’ running mate. She defeated Modine ally Jodi Long, who garnered 10,251 votes, followed by Chuck Slavin with 2,204 votes and Rob Stats with 1,790. The union mailed a total of 145,700 ballots, so the participation level was about 21%.

Carteris, best known for playing Andrea Zuckerman on “Beverly Hills 90210,” has been president since 2016. She and her allies in the moderate-leaning Unite For Strength and United Screen Actors Nationwide have been in control of SAG-AFTRA and SAG for a decade.
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Unite For Strength Names SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris’ Running Mates In Upcoming Election

Unite For Strength Names SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris’ Running Mates In Upcoming Election
Unite for Strength, the ruling party of SAG-AFTRA, announced its slate of candidates today in the union’s upcoming elections.

Michelle Hurd, currently serving on the national board, will be running for president of the Los Angeles local; Clyde Kusatsu and Ellen Crawford will be running for vice president slots. Kusatsu is currently the national vice president from La, and Crawford is a national board member. As previously reported, Camryn Manheim will be running for national secretary-treasurer as president Gabrielle Carteris’ running mate.

Two candidates are challenging Carteris for president: Jane Austin, currently the guild’s national secretary-treasurer who’s running for president as an independent, and Matthew Modine, who is running at the top of the ticket for Membership First. His slate has yet to be announced.

In New York, Rebecca Damon, national executive vice president and New York president, is running for re-election as New York president.
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Study Suggests Hollywood Is Not So Gay-Friendly

Study Suggests Hollywood Is Not So Gay-Friendly
A survey of 5,700 SAG-aftra members has found that more than half of lesbian, gay and bisexual performers “have heard directors and producers make anti-gay comments about actors” and that “53% of Lgbt respondents believed that directors and producers are biased against Lgbt performers.” The study (read it here), conducted by UCLA’s Lgbt think tank Williams Institute and funded by the SAG-Producers Industry Advancement and Cooperative Fund, will be presented formally tonight during simultaneous guild town hall meetings in L.A. and NYC.

The study also found that more than a third of respondents reported that they had witnessed “disrespectful treatment” to Lgbt performers on the set. Almost one in eight of non-lgbt performers reported witnessing discrimination against Lgbt performers, including anti-gay comments by crew, directors and producers.

“We found that Lgbt performers may have substantial barriers to overcome in their search for jobs,” said the authors of the study, M.
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