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Tom Hanks Endorses Fran Drescher For President Of SAG-AFTRA

Tom Hanks Endorses Fran Drescher For President Of SAG-AFTRA

Exclusive: Tom Hanks has endorsed Fran Drescher for president of SAG-AFTRA. He’s also backing her running mate, Anthony Rapp, and “their entire team” of candidates running on the ruling parties’ Unite for Strength and Usan slates.

“The future of SAG-AFTRA is streaming,” Hanks is quoted as saying on the front of a Usan voter guide sent to the union’s members. “Members deserve stronger contracts, more residuals, better protections and ending unfair exclusivity. I’m supporting Usan Leadership, Fran, Anthony and their entire team. Your vote matters.”

Dresher, who is seeking to succeed Gabrielle Carteris as president of the 160,000-member union, is running against Matthew Modine. He and his running mate, Joely Fisher, head up the opposition party’s MembershipFirst slate.

Other A-list endorsers featured on the voter guide include Alec Baldwin, Debra Messing, J.K. Simmons, Rosario Dawson and Tichina Arnold.

“In this new world where streaming is transforming our work and our compensation,

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