Top SAG PR execs storm off the set

LOS ANGELES: Following the appointment of a new president last fall, the Screen Actors Guild has lost four of its top communications executives within the last month: national director of communications Katherine Moore, national director of government relations Catherine York, New York PR director Jayne Wallace and PR program director Rafe Greenlee.

LOS ANGELES: Following the appointment of a new president last fall, the Screen Actors Guild has lost four of its top communications executives within the last month: national director of communications Katherine Moore, national director of government relations Catherine York, New York PR director Jayne Wallace and PR program director Rafe Greenlee.

LOS ANGELES: Following the appointment of a new president last

fall, the Screen Actors Guild has lost four of its top communications

executives within the last month: national director of communications

Katherine Moore, national director of government relations Catherine

York, New York PR director Jayne Wallace and PR program director Rafe

Greenlee.



Wallace reportedly left the organization due to political strife between

the board and senior PR staff. While associate director of

communications Greg Krizman did not confirm or deny the internal

tension, he said, ’With the change in administration, it’s not

unexpected that you might see some changes in the PR staff.’



The four pros, who constituted the core of a seven-strong staff, had

been appointed by former SAG president Richard Masur, who was replaced

by William Daniels. Moore, York, Wallace and Greenlee could not be

reached for comment. Moore had been with the Guild for four years, while

Wallace and Greenlee had worked there for approximately two years.



Krizman, who will fill Moore’s slot on an interim basis, said the

decision whether to replace the departed staffers will be made when

results of an operational efficiency become available at the end of the

month. ’It might say that we’re overstaffed, it might say that we needed

to cut some people,’ he said.



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