Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thank you for making us a part of your "Roadmap"

Too Many Sources?

Too Many Links?

The Internet Age has made made it possible for anyone to launch what they feel is their creative or community duty. Blogs are not compounded ten times by Facebook in impacting the diversity, or some may say watering down of sources for community information.

SAG Actor does not pretend to be a final destination or do it right. Leave that to a site that has a full time paid staff working around the clock. We collect what we can find and what others send us about local theatre. film and media productions, auditions and news and have been for five years.

And if you look at the right hand column, you will see we provide links to others who are doing the same, or who have their own vision and dream of being a source for Nevada theatre, film or media news.

Too bad there is no one source, but as long as we are "all over the map," please make SAG-ACTOR a key stop on your road-trip for arts in Las Vegas and Nevada...and continue to provide us with news, links and ideas along the way. Send us a "post-card" by e-mail or response to any item on this blog.

And thank you for discovering and sampling our blog...make it a habit if you can.

-Art Lynch

"Ain't Misbehavin"

Dog Sings Songs at "Don't Tell Mama"

Saturday, June 4 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Don't Tell Mama
517 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, Nevada

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The cast of Dog Sees God and special guest performers will be performing some of your favorite tunes new and old in their very special unauthorized Pea-nutty way. Don't miss this amazing group of performers as they bring to life the songs some of your favorite Peanuts characters would have rocked out to if they knew about them. All proceeds benefit The Trevor Project ( and with the creative minds involved, this is an evening not to be missed!

And for tickets to Dog Sees God opening June 10th at the Onyx Theatre, please visit:

7th Monty Python Member to Perform Thursday Night at Las Vegas Country Saloon

Neil Innes, considered by many to be the 7th Python for his work on the Monty Python television program and movies, will perform music from throughout his career in Las Vegas in June.

His songs for Monty Python, including "The Philospher Song" are classic Python moments.  He also wrote songs for the movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", including "Knights of the Round Table" and "Brave Sir Robin".  He also appeared in the movie, as a minstrel and as the man the huge wooden rabbit crushes.  In the film 'Life of Brian" he can be heard whistling in the song "Bright Side of Life".

As a member of the Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band, he appeared and performed in the Beatles movie "Magical Mystery Tour".  They performed the song "Death Cab for Cutie".  The song's title was used as the name for the popular band.  Their hit song "I'm the Urban Spaceman" was produced by Paul McCartney.

He wrote music and appeared in the Python's television series and movies and performed with them on stage.

Neil Innes created the Beatles spoof band the Rutles with Eric Idle.  They made several albums and the cult NBC television program "All You Need is Cash" featuring John Belushi, Mick Jagger, Paul Simon and more.

Neil's show, "Short Stories and Tall Songs", a humorous and topical one-man show spiced with music and anecdotes from his life and times in the worlds of music, media and show business, will be performed on Thursday, June 2 at Las Vegas Country Saloon, 435 Fremont Street in Las Vegas. 

Tickets can be purchased by visiting

Who plans these things

Has anyone but me noticed that the Las Vegas Fringe Festival opens opposite First Friday?

"Sing to Me Through Open Windows" at Fringe Festival on Friday

Location: Las Vegas Fringe Festival
Time: ‎9:00PM Friday, June 3rd

"Wind in the Willows" Friday at LVLT

Location: Las Vegas Little Theatre
Time: ‎6:00PM Friday, June 3rd

Auditions Next Tuesday

"Don't Tell Mama" Saturday Night at LVLT

Location: Don't Tell Mama
Time: ‎7:00PM Saturday, June 4th

YouTube Reality Show

The Viral Club purpose is to make “reality youtubes”
RSVP for Monday, June 6 to reserve your seat.
Location: Henderson (email me for map & address)

The format will be news room like TMZ or TalkShow format.
You get to be Host or Guest.

Goal is to have your own reality show on youtube / go viral /
Then get picked up by a LA producer.

First session free. Future sessions only $10.

Call or Email me with any questions.

Jeff Gatov 
Telephone: 702-882-7776 ...

NOTE: SAG requires signatory of the Internet Contract. Talent may take care of this process. Contact Nevada SAG Executive Steve Clinton for details.

Vegas Fringe Festival Starts This Friday

Location: Las Vegas Little Theatre
Time: ‎6:30AM Friday, June 3rd

Nevada Film Incentive Vote by Full Assembly Today

AB506 Update!

by Joshua Cohen on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 4:05pm

The Ways & Means Committee hearing on AB506 went very well. We had about 30 people video conference in from Las Vegas, as well as our delegation up north. Big props to JR Reid for leading the charge and our union friends for being so vocal in their support.

The bill should be heard before the Assembly Floor tomorrow. The proceedings will be viewable online.

In the mean time, please continue to write to your State Senator (NOT your Assemblyman) with your support of AB506.

Thanks for your continued assistance, everyone! We wouldn't be this far without you!


"Little Shop of Horrors" this Summer in Summerlain

Monday, July 25 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center
1771 Inner Circle Dr

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Little Shop of Horrors is a rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood.

Directed by Erik Ball through Signature Productions this will be a show you don't want to miss!

The show opens July 25, and plays Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 until August 27 with two matinees on August 13 and 20.


Audrey-Aly Thomas
Seymour-Michael Vojodich
Seymour U/S-Nick King
Mr. Mushnik-W. Michael Close
Orin D.D.S-Glen Heath
Audrey II-C.J.
Chiffon-Evan Walker
Crystal-Danyel Arianna
Ronnette-Jenn De La Torre

and a fabulous ensemble!

Get your tickets now by visiting
This is show is guaranteed to sell out so get your tickets fast!

And remember,


"The Blue Hour" by David Mamet Saturday at LVLT

Location: Las Vegas Little Theatre
Time: ‎6:00PM Saturday, June 4th

"Pandemic, A Killer Flu-sical" Friday at LVLT

Come show your support for an amazing writing team from NY premiering their musical "Pandemic! A Killer Flu-sical" at the Las Vegas Fringe Festival. Let's show everyone that Vegas audiences can support shows premiering and workshopping here before they go to NY!
Location: Las Vegas Little Theatre
Time: ‎10:30PM Friday, June 3rd

"No Sex Please, We're British" seeking director at LVLT

LVLT is accepting resumes for Directors for 

"No Sex Please, We're British". 

Please email to by June 10th.

The Complete Word of God (Abridged) at LVLT July 8-17

There is a new theatre company in town! Poor Richard's Players' first production will be The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (Abridged) at the LVLT Studio Theatre, performing July 8 - 17.

3 D Memorial Day Dudd, PBS Hacked, Pay to Play Video Gaming, Hungover

After months of slow business at the box office, Hollywood's headache may finally be subsiding. Audiences showed up in droves to see a bawdy comedy, an animated family film and even art-house fare over the holiday, making it the biggest Memorial Day weekend on record for ticket sales. (click here for link to LA Times Company Town, source of all material in this post).
What did you do this weekend? Seems most of us went to a movie. Maybe some of us even enjoyed the experience although I was not one of them. Hollywood took in a record $280 million, almost half of which was collected by Warner Bros.' incredibly lame sequel to "The Hangover." Somewhere H.L. Mencken is having a good laugh. The big weekend helped give the industry something to smile about in an otherwise lackluster year. Attendance is still down 10%, compared with 2010. Meanwhile, I may have to see "Bridesmaids" again just to get the taste of "The Hangover Part II" out of my mouth. Box-office analysis from the Los Angeles TimesBloomberg and Deadline Hollywood
Nothing to see here folks. Is 3-D a flash in the pan? The New York Times writes that "ripples of fear" spread across Hollywood after the latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" flick didn't generate a ton in 3-D box office. This past weekend, "Kung Fu Panda 2" also under-delivered in terms of 3-D box office. “Audiences are very smart,” Greg Foster, president of Imax Filmed Entertainment, told the paper. “When they smell something aspiring to be more than it is, they catch on very quickly.”
Indy films going well in limited release
Despite its lofty subject matter and press-averse director, "The Tree of Life" (photo above) found success at the box office this weekend.

The movie from reclusive filmmaker Terrence Malick opened in four theaters and collected a strong $488,920 over four days, according to an estimate from distributor Fox Searchlight. On a three-day basis, the film had a per-theater average of $93,230, just slightly less than the $99,834 per-theater average Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" had in its debut last weekend.
"The Tree of Life's" debut was the best ever in limited release for Fox Searchlight, beating out "Black Swan's $80,212 per-theater average. It was also the best opening ever for Malick, whose "The Thin Red Line" averaged $56,506 from five theaters in 1998. That film, a World War II drama, was the director's biggest commercial success, with $98.1 million in ticket sales worldwide. Malick has been absent from any promotional duties for the film, which stars Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn and poses questions about family, faith and the creation of the universe.
It remains to be seen how well "Tree of Life," which features little dialogue and does not have a traditional plot, will fare with a broader audience. In May, the movie won the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, but it has since inspired a divisive reaction among critics.
Fox Searchlight plans to expand the movie to eight new markets next weekend, and to open it in three additional theaters in New York and three more in Los Angeles. The movie, which was independently financed by Bill Pohlad's River Road Entertainment, is to begin playing nationwide in 200 to 300 theaters on July 1. 
Meanwhile, Allen's "Midnight in Paris" continues to do solid business. The movie starring Owen Wilson as a struggling writer who longs to live in 1920s Paris collected $3.5 million over four days, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures Classics. That's already more than the director's last film, 2010's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," grossed over its entire North American run. Though that movie made $31 million abroad, it only had $3.2 million in ticket sales domestically.
Overhauling YouTube. Seeking to improve relations with Hollywood and bring some order to the chaos that is video site YouTube, the company tapped former Netflix executive Robert Kyncl as its vice president of content partnerships. Hired about eight months ago, Kyncl has struck deals with Warner Bros., Universal and Sony Pictures that brought 3,000 movie titles to the site's on-demand rental service. More on Kyncl's mission from the Los Angeles Times.
Pay to play. Activision Blizzard Inc., the video game company behind Call of Duty, wants to take the business to the next level with an online pay model for the latest entry in the franchise. The Wall Street Journal says that this is a "potentially risky bet by Activision that it can further milk profits from consumers, who could feel the $60 they spend on 'Call of Duty' in stores is enough."

Comcast to stay on roller coaster. The Wrap is reporting that Comcast is going to buy the stake in Universal's Florida theme parks it didn't already own for $1.5 billion. Of course, it'd be news if Comcast wasn't buying the stake from private equity firm Blackstone.
Perhaps best drama is a better fit. Hardly a shocker here. Deadline Hollywood says Warner Bros. is not going to submit "Two and a Half Men" for a best comedy Emmy. If they had, that would have been news. The show didn't even finish the season and its best moments were going on behind-the-scenes.
Tree of confusion. "Tree of Life," the big winner at Cannes, didn't just come together overnight. The Daily Beast looks at the making of the movie, which it said is perhaps the "most convoluted production in the history of movies."
Hope they at least left a donation. Hackers broke into PBS' website and posted a bogus story about late rapper Tupac Shakur resurfacing. The hacking seems to be in retaliation for a PBS piece on "Frontline" about WikiLeaks. More from Wired.
Inside the Los Angeles Times: A look at the coin top media executives are pulling in. Corey Stoll is getting attention for playing Hemingway in Woody Allen's latest.

Commercial Shoot tomorrow

I need about 5 women to take part in a short 1min commercial. There is no pay but there will be plenty exposure. No Nudity!!!!! At ALL. You must wear All White. Call for more info. (702)328-9219 Ask for Kipp. 

NOTE: Qualified professional union talent must have a union contract to work on commercials or films. This is from Craigslist, so non-union talent interested in participation are advised to take appropriate precautions.

The friendlier SAG Council Member Charlie DiPinto headshot

Judi Dench to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

By Scott Roxborough
MAY 31, 2011
Photo by Neil Mockford/Getty Images
COLOGNE, Germany - Oscar-winner Judi Dench will receive this year's lifetime achievement award, the Crystal Globe, at the 46th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The honor, given for an outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema, has previously gone to such cinematic luminaries as Robert de Niro, French actress Isabelle Huppert and Czech director Juraj Herz. Dench will attend this year's Karlovy Vary fest, which runs July 1-9.

The Crystal Globe is just the latest in the shelf-load of honors for Dench, who can boast of four Academy Award nominations, including her win for Best Supporting Actress playing Queen Elizabeth in "Shakespeare in Love." She has received 8 Golden Globe noms and won twice - Best Actress for "Her Majesty," "Mrs. Brown" and for Best Actress in a mini-series in "The Last of the Blond Bombshells," a role that earned her the first of three Emmy nominations. Dench has also won numerous BAFTA awards, most recently for her starring role as writer Iris Murdoch in "Iris" (2002). In 1970, she was named a Dame of the British Empire and in 2008 received a lifetime achievement award from the European Film Academy.

None of that has stopped or slowed the 76-year-old actress, who has back-to-back projects. After appearing briefly in "Pirates of the Carribean: On Stranger Tides," Dench can be seen playing Mrs. Fairfax in Cary Fukunaga's "Jane Eyre" reboot. Her upcoming features include the pharmacist-focused comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry" and a return to the role of M in the new "James Bond," directed by Sam Mendes and set to hit theaters next year.

– The Hollywood Reporter 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Note from Rich Crachy

Hello everybody,

This is Rich,My friend Louie came into Town with His laptop so I wanted to catch up 
and Thank everybody for their prayers and good wishes!!! For Me to get well I'm feeling 
a lot better out of intensive care and into a isolation room so I am on the mend thanks to 
modern science. Once again I want to thank everyone.           

Rich Crachy

Hey Film Incentive supporters: The Memorial Day teleconference for AB 506 at Ways and Means will be held at the Grant Sawyer Building, 555 East Washington Avenue, Las Vegas, in room 4401. The meeting has been pushed to 2:30 pm. You'll get an email from the Task Force shortly.


Cuts Made from LVFringe Schedule

Omigosh that sounds prurient! As usual, 
I over-researched CityLife's Fringe Festival 
preview and many fine words by many fine 
people (and a couple of entire interviews) 
got consigned to the cutting-room floor. 

Smith Center for the Performing Arts Takes Shape

"I Am Not Batman" opens Saturday at LVLT

Saturday, June 4 at 9:00pm - June 12 at 7:00pm

Las Vegas Little Theatre
3920 Schiff Drive
Las Vegas, NV

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The imagination of a young man, the rhythm of the drums, and the sounds of the street weave together in "I Am Not Batman." A fast paced simplistically powerful play for one actor and a drummer.

Come see the inaugural show from lil flo productions. Humana Festival script written by Marco Ramirez.

Sat 4th at 9:15
Sun 5th at 1
Fri 10th at 7:30
Sun 12th at 6

All in LVLT's Black Box.