Why the SAG-AFTRA Merger Might Not Happen
The current issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine explores how combining the two actors guilds sounds like a win -- until you hit the hurdles.
All signs point to a merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. The boards of the dominant actors unions have held preliminary votes, committees are meeting, and at January's SAG Awards, such members as Melissa Leo and Julianna Margulies declared themselves in favor of a combination. Inside L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium that night, SAG president Ken Howard drew applause when he predicted a merger by 2012.
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