So I got my AEA election ballot in the mail and was really struck that all individuals nominated are Broadway people……basically…..these are people that are not struggling to get acting work. They have agents that can get them gigs backed by high-paying producers. Maybe one nominee has a showcase code as the type of contracts they have worked under.
This made me think that maybe my union is not properly supporting me because officers represent the successful 2% because they fall into that category. We need an officer who’s base makes up a majority of the actors. One who understands that it is to be unrepresented re agents and managers. One that spearheads efforts in their own company to CREATE ART!
I would like all AEA actors who get this to enter my name in the blank section of the ballot. ...
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
"Look in the Mirror"
Leonard Jacobs reports on actor Walter Brandes, who sent out an e-mail to fellow AEA members. The letter starts like this: