The Screen Actors Guild promoted Duncan Crabtree-Ireland to the post of general counsel and placed Todd Amorde in the newly created position of national director for organizing, the union announced Wednesday.
Crabtree-Ireland will oversee the guild's legal affairs and strategy, its legal department, and the Governance and Affirmative Action/Diversity departments. Amorde will lead the guild's ongoing organizing efforts, which includes securing more work for members and increasing membership solidarity. He will pay particular attention to two rapidly growing areas: Spanish language content and new media.
Crabtree-Ireland, who had worked as a guild lawyer since 2000, had held the general counsel position on an interim basis since taking over for David White, who left in July. Amorde, who is an actor and has been a member of SAG for 18 years, has been working for the guild for five years, most recently as the director of member education.