December 22, 2004 |
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit alleging that A. Robert Pisano had a conflict of interest as chief labor negotiator for the Screen Actors Guild because he serves as a director of the online video rental service Netflix Inc. Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles said the two SAG members who brought the lawsuit failed to show evidence that there was a conflict or that Pisano ever acted in a manner to harm the union.
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October 31, 2004 |
The top executive of the Screen Actors Guild survived a dissident group's efforts to fire him Saturday, receiving a 58% vote of confidence from the union's board of directors. SAG Chief Executive A. Robert Pisano was supported by a faction led by President Melissa Gilbert.
June 30, 2004 |
The Screen Actors Guild said Tuesday that the 2002 salary it reported to the federal government for its chief executive was for a partial year, leading to a misleading picture of a large raise in 2003. The union, on its financial disclosure form filed with the Labor Department, reported that A. Robert Pisano earned a gross salary of $425,426 in its 2003 financial year. That was a 59% raise from the $267,461 base salary the union reported for its 2002 financial year.
January 21, 2004 |
The Screen Actors Guild said it had extended the contract of Chief Executive A. Robert Pisano by three years. Pisano's contract now expires in September 2007. Separately, the boards of SAG and its sister union, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, approved proposals to present studios in coming film and TV negotiations. Details weren't released, but health care and a larger cut of DVD revenue are expected to be key issues in talks.
September 11, 2001 |
Veteran studio executive and lawyer A. Robert Pisano was hired late Monday night as the Screen Actors Guild's chief executive and national executive director of the industry's largest union representing actors. Pisano fills a void created when SAG's first choice, former Walt Disney Co. executive John F. Cooke, abruptly bailed out of the job in July, 10 days after accepting it. The vote by SAG directors was 80 to 20 to hire Pisano.
August 9, 1993 |
Newly installed Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Chief Executive Frank G. Mancuso on Sunday named two trusted former Paramount colleagues to senior corporate posts at MGM, in the first of what is expected to be several key appointments by Mancuso. Michael S. Hope, former executive vice president at Paramount Communications Inc., and A. Robert Pisano, former general counsel at Paramount Pictures, have been appointed executive vice presidents at the Hollywood studio.