SAG Foundation Executive Director Marcia Smith Resigns

Labor consultant and former SAG staffer Sallie Weaver will replace her as interm executive director.

Marcia Smith, executive director of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation since 1995, has resigned.

In a statement, she cited SAG’s possible merger with AFTRA as the reason, saying, “I feel it is time for new leadership at the Foundation to meet the challenges that the new structure will bring.”

Replacing Smith on an interim basis is Sallie Weaver, formerly SAG’s deputy national executive director of contracts. More recently, Weaver formed Entertainment Labor Consulting and before that was a consultant at Entertainment Strategies Group, which was formed by David White before he became SAG national executive director in 2009.

Weaver started work on Monday. The Foundation did not announce a process for finding a permanent replacement for Smith.

The SAG Foundation is a non-profit organization -- separate from SAG -- that offers services to SAG members such as career workshops, scholarships, and live video streaming of various educational programs. According to a spokesperson, it’s funded by grants and donations, not member dues.

The Foundation grew under Smith’s leadership from three programs, two employees and “a corpus of less than $3 million” to 11 programs, 20 full-time employees and $24 million.

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