SAG leadership ready to move on from contract dispute

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David White is SAG's interim national executive director.

Screen Actors Guild members have ratified a new film and prime-time TV contract. Seventy-eight percent of them have voted for the new deal the union reached with the Alliance of Motion Picture and TV producers. The result follows more than a year of stalls and stalemates between the two sides.

The process has divided SAG’s leadership. David White is SAG’s interim executive director:

David White: I remain optimistic for the Screen Actors Guild. The members have spoken on this contract, and I think, at least from the messages I’ve received, members are ready for the constant focus on infighting to end and for us to move forward as unified as possible."

The contract takes effect today and expires in two years.

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