Gabrielle Carteris Was Reelected As President Of SAG-AFTRA

August 29, 2019 / Posted by:

The results are in! Gabrielle Carteris has secured the crown and been reelected as president of SAG-AFTRA. I know presidents don’t wear a crown, but these are actors we’re talking about. There’s probably a crown, scepter, box of wigs, trophy, plaque, and full-sized marble statue that comes with that position. Gabby beat her closest rival, Matthew Modine, by quite a lot of votes. And he was in Vision Quest! He probably should have had Jake Ryan go door to door handing out screeners.

According to Variety:

The results were announced early Thursday morning at 4 a.m. following one of the most bitter election campaigns in memory, including multiple accusations of misconduct.

Gabby was the “moderate-leaning” choice backed by the Unite For Strength faction, while Matthew’s Membership First group is described as being “progressive”. You’d think a bunch of actors could come up with some more original names. It would have been more exciting if it was the Four-Footed Beasts of Fortune vs The Justice Jamboree Players. But I can find no fault in the names of the other candidates. The voting results read like they were ripped from a first draft of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.

Carteris won handily with 13,537 votes, or 44% of ballots cast, to 10,682 for Modine and 5,048 for Jane Austin, 1,096 for Queen Alljahye Searles and 367 for Abraham Justice.

Apparently, Jane Austin is a stunt person, Queen Searles is aEntertainment Industry Professional-Teacher-Mother-Accountant-Entrepreneur-Gourmet Culinary Artist-Writer”, and Abraham Justice is primarily a TV actor who Matthew forgot was also running.

This election was all kinds of messy. As previously reported, Matthew came for Gabrielle by accusing her of mishandling #MeToo issues as president. Gabby’s camp accused Matthew of illegally using some video clips in a promotional video that he got free of charge from New York Film Academy, calling the move a violation of federal labor laws (via LA Times). This shit was so messy Rob Schneider had to get involved!

I know, I know, what DOES Jennifer Beals think of all this?!

But let’s not start throwing dirt on Matthew’s grave just yet.

Modine did not concede defeat. He disclosed in a statement that the results have been challenged from an unidentified group other than Membership First — which had complained during the campaign about Carteris’ candidate statement, filed in June, in which she claimed credit for a new SAG-AFTRA deal with Netflix before it was approved by the board.

If I were Gabby, I’d be very careful waking around the streets of Beverly Hills today.


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