To: SAG National Board of DirectorsPlease be advised that the notice of board meeting for Friday, December 19, 2008, has been withdrawn. There will be no board meeting on that date.As some of you know, we held a regularly scheduled meeting of the National Executive Committee last week. Shortly after the meeting began, and prior to addressing the agendized business, the New York members of the NEC all left the meeting, depriving us of a quorum and preventing us from completing Guild business. Given this conduct, and the sensitivity and complexity of the issues at hand, I do not believe a videoconference board meeting will be effective or productive.Despite past practice to hold some special board meetings in person, certain board members have objected to meeting face-to-face. Rather than argue over the propriety of an in-person meeting I have decided to withdraw the meeting notice for now. However, you will be promptly notified should the meeting be rescheduled for a later date.
I am disappointed that during these critical times not all of our board members are willing to take the time needed to make real progress on the issues dividing our elected leaders. I assure you, I remain committed to doing so and will do everything in my power to advance the unity of Screen Actors Guild.