Actor Courtney Vance has been appointed the president of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, a non-profit organization helping performers prepare for success.
What We Know:
- On November 7, Vance was appointed at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles.
- The current president, JoBeth Williams, is set to retire after 10 years of serving as president.
- Williams said, “Vance embodies our values of education and dedicated service to artists, he is a remarkable role model. As for me, it has been an honor to serve as President of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for the past decade.”
- According to upi.com, “Vance’s tenure will begin with the launch of the Entertainment Industry Council which will advise the foundation on its work supporting performers through all stages of their career”.
- The SAG-AFTRA Foundation will provide free resources to its members and free audition preparation classes following access to voiceover studios and panels on the business side of acting.
Vance is best known for starring as Johnnie Cochran in FX’s The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story. He will also be seen in the upcoming HBO series Lovecraft Country and the Netflix film Uncorked.