Streaming, Health Care and #MeToo: SAG-AFTRA Candidate Fran Drescher Lays Out Her Vision

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“The Nanny” alum looks to succeed Gabrielle Carteris with outgoing president’s endorsement

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MAY 10: In this screengrab, Fran Drescher speaks during the City of Hope's East End Chapter/Jeanne Kaye League Of New York City's Spirit Of Life Awards broadcast on May 10, 2021. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for BCRF)

As ballots have been sent out to SAG-AFTRA members to elect their next leadership team, “Hotel Transylvania” and “The Nanny” star Fran Drescher is hoping to succeed Gabrielle Carteris as the president of the actors guild, leading it during a period where wages for streaming films and TV shows is expected to become a white-hot issue for all of Hollywood’s labor unions.

“It’s frustrating to not know how well a show does on a streaming platform and that our members are not benefiting equitably,” Drescher told TheWrap. “A ratio of monies paid to a member must remain in direct correlation with the deal made with the studio.

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