Watch your mailbox for the deluge of
"FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION" mailings!
Long time, no see......
seems that with the sea-change transition to social media like Facebook, Twitter and the like, many online blog postings like these have become forgotten or neglected. Just a new post to say that we are alive-and-well and residing at Facebook for the past few years.
For those of us industry insiders, the much-lauded "Awards Season" will soon be upon us. And, for those of us union members of the (merged) SAG-AFTRA, this year is no exception. Legacy AFTRA-only union members (now grandfathered into the SAG-AFTRA fold), will now be eligible to cast ballots for the "SAG AWARDS" which air in late January 2013.
So, watch your mailboxes and in-boxes for promotional materials from the movie studios and TV networks and production companies. There will be screeners, ballots, DVD's, etc. You may even have to show your SAG-AFTRA member card to a local theatre box-office cashier (and explain why you are doing so!) A friend recently observed such an occurrence at a local movie house, wherein the union actor encountered a movie cashier who was not familiar with such procedures. Thankfully, the theatre manager was accustomed to such rare inquiries, and after verifying the patron/actor's paid-up union card, gladly admitted him to watch the film (gratis!) Oh, well. Such is life when one is a performer in a second- or third-tier actor's market outside LA, NYC or Chicago. It may be dubbed "Hollywood-on-the-Potomac." But most folks here still hold down day-jobs with government, defense contractors or private industry (even though a small percentage of those "regular" working stiffs also carry union cards as actors!)
In other news, the winter holiday season is now upon us. Here's wishing you a safe, happy and healthy future. Be kind. Pay it forward. G-d is Love.