April 16, 2003
|COUNCIL OF ACTORS' EQUITY ENDORSES CONCEPT OF SAG-AFTRA CONSOLIDATION PROPOSAL|
On Tuesday, April 15, 2003, the Council of Actors' Equity Association unanimously endorsed the concept of the current SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) consolidation proposal.
At the meeting, Equity President Patrick Quinn reported on the status of the consolidation plan, which will go to member referendum in June, pursuant to resolutions adopted by both SAG's and AFTRA's National Boards this past weekend.
In his remarks, Quinn identified increasing corporate control of the entertainment industry and the current health insurance crisis as issues of mutual concern to all performers.
Actors' Equity represents over 45,000 professional actors and stage managers working in theatres across the U.S. Approximately two-thirds are also members of SAG and/or AFTRA.