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    Whence SAG's $6M Debt? Union Calls for Dues Hike to Cover Shortfall

    The Screen Actors Guild (SAG), in calling for its first proposed dues increase in 12 years, has projected a $6 million deficit for fiscal 1999. The guild leadership has indicated it will have to cut services if members don't approve the dues

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    AFTRA Link with AFL-CIO Could Weaken 'Four A's'

    AFTRA, which seeks to affiliate directly with the AFL-CIO in a move opposed by SAG, has gotten some traction on that proposal. But the performer's union also was made aware of concerns expressed by AFL-CIO's executive council.

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    Equity, League Rift over 'Star Awards' Continues

    The League of American Theatres and Producers is moving ahead with plans to hold the National Broadway Awards ceremony in May for touring shows, including non-union plays and musicals, despite Actors' Equity Association efforts to change the rules.

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    SAG Honors John Randolph, Warren Kimmerling

    Former SAG national board members John Randolph and Warren Kemmerling recently received the Screen Actors Guild's prestigious Ralph Morgan Award. The award is named after SAG's first president, the performer who in 1933 led the fight to establish a union for screen actors. It is given periodically for ...

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    Dorset, Trinity Name New Leaders

    Two well-known Northeastern theatre companies announced appointments to their administrative staffs this week. The Dorset Theatre Festival (DTF) in Vermont named John Nassivera as producing artistic director, a position that opened up with the death of Jill Charles in June, and Trinity Rep in Rhode Island appointed Edgar Dobie to ...

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