Saturday, September 28, 2013

Funny how much hatred is out there in the world of the Las Vegas talent market.

I do not post foul language, or personal attacks on anyone.

Language in recently rejected comments shows a lack of class, education or training.

There seems to be a great deal of hate, pain, and lack of self confidence in many of the comments and posts submitted.

And a great deal of bitterness.

Different strokes for different folks.

The back channel attacks between actors, teachers, directors,theater companies, film makers, agencies and casting companies only fuel the hatred and resultant lack of professionalism that has real professionals looking down on our market, city and state as wanna be's and unreliable.

I know and champion the amount of talent there is in our community, in a wide range of areas and venue. We are a very artistic and potentially professional group. But a few rotten eggs with their hatred, bashing and cowardly unsigned attacks are ruining the soup. 

I provide the information, but no service or person is for everyone, and the best thing to do is audit and shop as you would for any product or business.

I am not paid for this blog or anything I post. it is there to be read, reviewed, and evaluated by each individual as a public service and act of my love for actors, talent and my union brothers and sisters.

I will defend the Screen Actors Guild (now SAG-AFTRA) based on the reality of pay, protection of pay, protection provided on the set, wages (try looking at the commercial contract), the protection of our images and use of our talents. Insurance and retirement are also Cadillac if you qualify (it is increasingly difficult to quality). 

I have screened many shorts and film and have found, consistently, that those who use SAG talent have a far greater calibre of story and presentation. There is a difference.

If you are not ready to step up to the professional level, then by all means remain at the mercy of non-union production.

As for educational and community theatre and film making, as long as you do not break Rule One, the experience is worthwhile and rewarding.

Whenever we act or use or talents, we are growing.

Regardless of what those who love to attack others anonymously may write or say.

-Art Lynch

First run 11/2/2012

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