About 400 Screen Actors Guild members have given their leaders an enthusiastic endorsrement of the guild’s push for a strike authorization.
“I was very gratified by the support from members,” said SAG president Alan Rosenberg after the three-hour meeting Monday night at the Harmony Gold Theater in Hollywood. “This isn’t about me and what I earn now — it’s about actors who are coming up and their ability to make a living 20 years from now.”
The meeting, which was at capacity, was held to build support for the authorization vote, which will go out by the end of the month to SAG’s 120,000 members. More than 75 percent of those voting would have to approve for SAG to go on strike.
SAG leaders did not reveal the exact date that the ballots will be mailed out. The guild has planned two more meetings for members — one in New York on Monday and a Dec. 17 confab at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel.
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