Film Actors Organize: Union Formation Efforts in America, 1912-1937

Film Actors Organize: Union Formation Efforts in America, 1912-1937

by Kerry Segrave
     
 

The transition from stage to screen was not only a shift in popular entertainment, but a challenge for those working in the industry as well. This book looks at all the attempts to organize film actors into a union, starting in 1912 when the Actors' Equity Association seemed the best platform for such an effort, to the establishment of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG)

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The transition from stage to screen was not only a shift in popular entertainment, but a challenge for those working in the industry as well. This book looks at all the attempts to organize film actors into a union, starting in 1912 when the Actors' Equity Association seemed the best platform for such an effort, to the establishment of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) in 1933 as the best vehicle to represent film actors; another four years passed before SAG was formally recognized by film producers and the first contract was signed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786442768
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,453,981
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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