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28 SAG-AFTRA | Summer 2022 | Scene Around DAME JULIE HONORED SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher celebrates 43rd SAG Life Achievement honoree Dame Julie Andrews in Hollywood on June 9. Andrews received the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED SAG-AFTRA National Performers with Disabilities Committee members commemorate another Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Awards show alongside their fellow show presenters on May 5. From left, Josh Greenstein, Phil Lord, Rick Glassman, Andrea Jennings, Sue Ann Pien, Diana Elizabeth Jordan, Nic Novicki, Chris Miller, Nicole Evans, Max Borenstein, Blake Stadnik and Paul Raci. TOMMASO BODDI T he Actors Fund, the 140-year-old nonprofit that provides health and wellness, career, life and housing services to all media industry professionals, has renamed itself the Entertainment Community Fund. The announcement came during its May 9 gala, simulcast in both New York and Los Angeles by Fund Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell, below center. SAG-AFTRA members Mercedes Ruehl, below right, and Uzo Aduba were among the night's honorees, receiving the first Entertainment Community Fund Medals of Honor. Below left, from left, SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, Aduba, Executive Vice President Ben Whitehair and VP, Actors/Performers William Charlton. Visit to find out more. Introducing the Entertainment Community Fund NATALIE POWERS REBECCA J. MICHELSON PARKER J. WRIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

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