Film News Roundup: Rob Schneider Wins SAG-AFTRA National Board Seat

Variety | 8/20/2019 | Dave McNary
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In today’s film news roundup, Rob Schneider wins a SAG-AFTRA board seat; “Badland,” “Sorry We Missed You” and “Extracurricular” find homes; and “The Shawshank Redemption” gets a re-release.

Rob Schneider has won a SAG-AFTRA national board seat as a member of presidential candidate Matthew Modine’s progressive Membership First slate.

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Schneider won a four-year term as representative of the union’s San Francisco branch. He ran on a campaign platform of increased compensation from streaming services and garnered 402 votes, topping incumbent Kathryn Howell and three other candidates.

Schneider is a former cast member on “Saturday Night Live” with movie credits on “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo,” “The Hot Chick,” “The Benchwarmers,” and “Grown Ups” in addition to the two-season Netflix series “Real Rob.” It’s the first time he has run for a SAG-AFTRA post.

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Results in the closely watched presidential contest will be tabulated on August 28. Modine and current secretary treasurer Jane Austin are challenging current national president for the post. SAG-AFTRA represents about 160,000 performers.

Cinedigm Corp has bought North American distribution rights to “Badland,” starring Kevin Makely, Mira Sorvino, Trace Adkins, Bruce Dern, Tony Todd and Wes Studi.

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Written and directed by Justin Lee, “Badland” is set in the unincorporated areas of the West, where renegade factions have replaced law and order. In the ashes of the Civil War, one of the first African American senators (Todd) commissions a hardened detective with the impossible task of hunting down a trio of war criminals (Adkins, Dern and Fahey), who have eluded capture for more than a decade.

“Badland” was produced by Shawn Nightingale and Kevin Makely. Co-producers include Lara Cuddy and Todd...
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