Monday, January 30, 2012


SAG and AFTRA Boards Approve Merger Plan

Both SAG and AFTRA national boards approve and ballots will be sent out to members. Please vote yes on merger, here's why the unions should merge.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012


SAG & AFTRA Reach Agreement on Merger Rec to National Boards

The unions are getting closer to merging, which is a very good thing. More on my LA acting blog.

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Friday, January 06, 2012


Production Tax Credit for Big Theatre in Illinois

The so-called Live Theatre Production Tax Credit, long sought by Broadway in Chicago, is designed to support Illinois engagements of pre-Broadway and long-running shows in theaters of 1,200 seats or more. It provides producers with tax credits in return for their spending in the State of Illnois; up to 20% of spending on such things as labor and marketing can be applied. The program is capped at $2 million per year

(from Chicago Tribune).

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Monday, January 02, 2012


Juror Jailed for Ditching Court to See a Show

A teenage juror, who interrupted a trial when he pretended to be ill so that he could go and see a London stage show, has been detained for 14 days...Banks [the juror] went to see the show Chicago in the West End.

(from The Guardian). He had it coming ;-).