Alan Rosenberg elected SAG president

Sep 23, 2005 by Ian Evans

The members of the Screen Actors Guild have elected Alan Rosenberg as their 24th president. Rosenberg succeeds actress Melissa Gilbert, who was SAG president since 2001 and chose not to rin for a third term.

“I am honored that the members of this great union have placed their confidence in me,” said Rosenberg. “I ran a campaign that offered a simple and straightforward promise: I will fight like hell to get actors their fair share. For working actors the stakes have never been higher. Our employers must understand that we will aggressively protect the interests of working performers — and we will not yield on residuals. The coming months are going to be particularly challenging as we negotiate new Basic Cable Agreements, prepare for the renegotiation of the Commercials Contract and continue to work towards a solution to the impasse with talent agents. I am looking forward to leading this organization, to working with our new board and the staff, and ensuring Screen Actors Guild is the great and powerful organization it has been and always will be.”