duncan crabtree-ireland

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
SAG-AFTRA



  • Five years ago there was a law designed to protect child actors from sexual predators. According to the article, the law requires publicists, managers, acting coaches and head shot photographers who work with child actors to be fingerprinted and pass an FBI background check to screen out registered sex offenders. Only then will they be issued a Child Performer Services Permit. The law has huge support, but is not practiced. AMEC honoree and SAG-AFTRA’s COO and general counsel, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland understands the importance of this law and wants to take action. ”We are going to reach out to the people who should be registered under this statute and make sure they are aware of their obligation to register." READ ARTICLE.

Deadline Hollywood
"Hollywood Child Protection Act Ignored; Here’s Why It Is Important"

  • Repping clients on both sides of the sexual misconduct wars, attorneys weigh in on entertainment's watershed moment. Legal advice is especially critical for smaller companies. Labor attorney, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland (AMEC's 2012 Labor & Employment Counsel Honoree) says the Hollywood landscape is dotted with small shops that lack the resources to tackle investigations in-house, so outside advisers can be a necessity. Crabtree-Ireland, who is COO and general counsel at SAG-AFTRA and AMEC Honoree, adds that, by contrast, Hollywood’s bigger companies, such as the major studios, have the wherewithal to conduct internal investigations. READ ARTICLE.

Sag-Aftra 
"AFM & SAG-AFTRA Fund Names Industry Veteran Stefanie Taub CEO"

  • Duncan Crabtree-Ireland Duncan Crabtree-Irelandsays “SAG-AFTRA is extremely disappointed with today’s ruling in IMDb v. Becerra and SAG-AFTRA.” Then goes on to say that the court fails to understand or recognize how severe age and gender based bias is in this industry. He goes on to say that “The court incorrectly concluded there were no material disputed factual issues while precluding the parties from acquiring additional evidence or permitting the case to go to trial.” and says that he and SAG-AFTRA will continue to defend this “much needed” law by appealing this ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals." READ ARTICLE.​ 

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  • Stephanie Taub was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the AFM & SAG-AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund, with help from the world’s leading executive search firm and AMEC sponsor Korn Ferry. AMEC's 2012 Labor & Employment Honoree and SAG-AFTRA Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel Duncan Crabtree-Ireland commented on the appointment: "Stefanie's vision for the future of the fund is inspiring, and she brings the management experience and industry expertise to not only hit the ground running but also to take on the immense challenges brought on by the volatility in the music world". READ ARTICLE.

Variety
"Lawyers Play Critical Role as Sexual Harassment Scandals Continue to Rock Hollywood"

Legal Reader
"Judge Calls California’s Actors’ Age Law Unconstitutional"

(2012) Labor & Employment Counsel Honoree