Friday, October 29, 2004

SAG CEO Hires Lawyer:
The top executive at the Screen Actors Guild has hired one of Hollywood's leading entertainment litigators in his struggle to hold his job at the bitterly divided union.
Robert Pisano, SAG's national executive director and CEO, retained Bert Fields for an expected showdown this weekend with a faction that wants to remove him from his $1.3 million per-year job
(from The Hollywood Reporter, via Reuters, via Yahoo News). According to Screen Actors Guild reports that the average income its members earn from acting is less than $5,000 a year, or about four tenths of a percent of what Robert Pisano makes each year.

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