Matthew Modine

SAG-AFTRA elects incumbent Gabrielle Carteris as president following a bitter campaign

SAG-AFTRA elects incumbent Gabrielle Carteris as president following a bitter campaign

Actors know how to do drama and this year’s SAG-AFTRA election did not disappoint.

Following an acrimonious campaign in which rival factions engaged in name calling and social media attacks — with one side even threatening to lodge a federal complaint — SAG-AFTRA members Thursday elected incumbent President Gabrielle Carteris to a new two-year term.

Carteris won comfortably, receiving 14,674 votes, or a little more than 50% of the returned ballots. Esai Morales came in second with 8,145 votes, or 28% of returned ballots.

The election revived longstanding divisions within the 160,000-member union and served as a referendum on the recently negotiated film and TV contract...

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