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SAG Interim Nat'l Exec Director Hired as Permanent

10/18/2009 04:29 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

SAG's Interim National Executive Director David White just got the

permanent gig and can drop "Interim" from his title. The vote on today

SAG's national board, which began meeting yesterday and is still

meeting today for a little while longer, was 70.91% in favor, I'm told,

which suggests that a few of the Membership First directors joined the

moderate coalition in appointing White to the job.

The

appointment is well-deserved: Not only is White a calming and smart

presence, but also he, John McGuire, Ray Rodriguez and others on the

SAG team have built a record of accomplishment over the last 8 mos. or

so, closing one deal after another, including, or course, the biggies

(TV/theatrical and commercials). Now the work begins for next round of

negotiations, which start in just under a year, believe it or not.