UPDATE: The interviews are archived here.
The two competing slates in the SAG election, Membership First and Unite For Strength, will be interviewed today at 2PM and 4PM via live Internet streaming using a novel technology known as user generated television. It’s U4S leader Ned Vaughn vs MF’s current SAG board members David Jolliffe and Ann-Marie Johnson — but not in a debate format. (I understand MF asked to hold a town hall-type debate early on and U4S declined.) Unfortunately, the host of today’s interviews is Jonathan Handel, the entertainment attorney who likes to portray himself as objective but whose pro-AMPTP/anti-WGA opinions quoted regularly by the mainstream media were nauseatingly anti-guild during the writers strike (which is why he was such a favorite talking head of Variety and the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times). Regarding SAG, Handel has demonstrated he thinks all of Hollywood’s guilds should be nothing but compliant to the demands of the employers.
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