Magazine article Variety

White May Leave SAG-AFTRA, but It's No Slam-Dunk

Magazine article Variety

White May Leave SAG-AFTRA, but It's No Slam-Dunk

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He's been national executive director of SAG-AFTRA since 2009, so you can't really call David White's possible exit from that post in the next few months a fast break.

White emerged in mid-February as a finalist for a similar post with the National Basketball Players Assn, along with Washington, D.C.-based trial attorney Michele Roberts. White told the national board at that point that no decision had been made, and that SAG-AFTRA would be in good hands if he did leave.

The NBPA has stayed mum, and is expected to wait until the end of the playoffs in June before announcing a decision. Under that scenario, there would be time for White to lead SAG-AFTRA negotiations with producers on a successor deal. Sources agree White is the front-runner to fill the NBPA slot, vacated last year when Billy Hunter was fired for alleged financial malfeasance.

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA's general and chief operating officer, is the clear front-runner to succeed White. …

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