Union Leader Steps Into Hollywood’s Spotlight

From a New York Times story by Nicole Sperling headlined “Longtime Union Leader Steps Fully Into Hollywood’s Spotlight”

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, the executive director and chief negotiator for the actors’ union, has spent the past two decades toiling behind the scenes during contract talks. The spotlight, he knows, is for the SAG-AFTRA president, usually a well-known performer like the current office holder, Fran Drescher.

But ever since the guild went on strike on July 14 for the first time in 40 years, things have been different.