Tiger to Face Actors' Panel

Golf superman Tiger Woods is no hero to the Screen Actors Guild, which has summoned him before a trial board, reports Reuters. At issue is Wood’s decision to shoot a Buick commercial in the midst of the current strike by the union against the advertising industry. (The strike’s main issue is the fee that commercial producers pay actors, though Woods’s remuneration is many times that of the typical actor’s.) Previously, Woods — who carries a SAG card — had been pro-actor in the skirmish, as shown by his having refused to shoot a commercial for Nike shortly after the walkout began in May. But SAG has now sent a summons to Woods’s management, demanding that on Aug. 18 the star appear before its panel to explain his actions. SAG is then expected to decide whether or not to sanction him. (Penalties can range from a reprimand and possible fine to a total dismissal from the union.) A rep for Woods said on Monday that he had not received the summons and, furthermore, he might not be available on Aug. 18. According to sports reporters and others, on that day he’ll be in the middle of the PGA championships in Kentucky.

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