February 3, 2009 |
Throwing a monkey wrench into the renewal of contract talks with the major studios, Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg has launched a legal challenge to the legitimacy of the union's newly appointed leadership.
January 30, 2008 |
When Alan Rosenberg was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild in 2005, he vowed to take a hard line against the Hollywood studios. After years of moderation and pragmatism, Rosenberg argued, the union needed a more aggressive leadership to square off against the corporate behemoths that could undercut actors in the new era of digital entertainment.
September 21, 2007 |
Alan Rosenberg narrowly fended off a challenge from veteran actor Seymour Cassel to win a second term as president of the Screen Actors Guild. The 56-year-old actor, whose credits include "The Guardian" and "L.A. Law" on TV, defeated Cassel and two other opponents, background actor Barry Simmonds and Charley M. De La Pena, who is active on the guild's disabilities committee.
September 12, 2007 |
He's played hustlers, gangsters, an aging hippie and a deaf mute. Now, Seymour Cassel is auditioning for what could be his toughest role yet: president of Hollywood's most powerful union, the Screen Actors Guild. A character actor whose career was nearly derailed more than two decades ago by a little-known stint in federal prison, Cassel has launched an unexpectedly strong challenge to incumbent Alan Rosenberg leading up to the Sept. 20 election.
September 15, 2006 |
No doubt they are some of the more dramatic lines actor Alan Rosenberg has ever delivered. The Screen Actors Guild president teed off on fellow member Laird Stuart by e-mail last week after Stuart urged actors to reject as inadequate a new contract Rosenberg helped negotiate governing work in commercials. "You realize, I hope, that you are not terribly bright," Rosenberg wrote Stuart, a former guild national vice president. "Nobody cares about you or what you think.
September 24, 2005 |
Actor Alan Rosenberg and his supporters gained control of the Screen Actors Guild in a near election sweep late Friday, promising to take a tougher stance in labor negotiations with studios and advertisers. Rosenberg was elected president of the 120,000-member union with nearly 40% of the 27,053 votes cast, succeeding actress Melissa Gilbert, with whom Rosenberg's coalition had repeatedly clashed during her four years in the post. His total compared with 34.