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Saturday, June 25, 2011

SAG National First VP Ned Vaughn urges Nevada to Re-elect Art Lynch to the National Board

“Art Lynch is the kind of leader all SAG  members should be proud to have in the boardroom, and it’s a privilege to serve alongside him. He asks the tough questions, and doesn’t act until he gets the answers. Nevada SAG members who want a smart, dedicated, and proven leader looking out for their interests should give Art their full support.”

Ned Vaughn
SAG 1st Vice President

Why I serve.

Art Lynch is an actor
and educator who serves
on the National Board of Directors
of the Screen Actors Guild
representing Nevada.

In his over 20 years of Nevada
based Guild service
he has chaired committees,
served on the elected council,
served as Nevada Vice President
and President. He co-chairs
the New Technology Committee
and has long been active
in other national committees,
including the Young Performers
Committee, dedicated to
helping young talent and
their parents to prepare
for and deal with the needs
and demands of the industry.

The guild does not
compensate members
who serve in offices or on committees.
His work is voluntary and for the benefit
of all talent and future talent.

A veteran of Chicago theatre and both film
and commercial acting,
his belief is that all those who find enjoyment i
n the crafts and take
the time to train and pursue work,
should call themselves actors,
has been at the center of his over
a decade of coaching acting full-time.

Lynch is an instructor at the
College of Southern Nevada,
Everest College and the
University of Phoenix
where his focus is communication
and helping students
to achieve their personal goals.

He coaches actors and voice talent
at Casting Call Entertainment
 in Las Vegas, as
well as privately.

His voice can be heard on Sundays
over Nevada Public Radio
(based through KNPR 88.9 FM)
statewide as the state voice
of Weekend Edition Sundays and
as on-air local host from
5 AM to midnight on Sundays.

After two decades living
in the heart of Las Vegas,
he and his wife Laura,
relocated to historic Boulder City
seven years ago,
where he works with the Park and
Recreation District, serves on the board
of the Dam Short Film Festival, and the
31ers. He and with his wife are establishing
a social services life counseling opportunity.

Lynch is currently completing a
PhD in Education
through Capella University.

Art Lynch writes and edits this blog,
along with sagactor and others.

You may e-mail Art Lynch at

A Scholar Departs, remembering Dr. Tony Ferri by Michael Toole

My friend Anthony Ferri, who for 26 years served our city’s students and community as a communications professor at UNLV, died of heart failure in his Henderson home on June 15. He was 60.
Tony was a noted author on film and media studies—the kind of figure the university could point to in its frequent seasons of budgetary discontent and say, In spite of everything, the life of the mind lives on here. His 2007 book, Willing Suspension of Disbelief: Poetic Faith in Film (Lexington Books), enhanced not only his but the university’s status. Meanwhile, he sat on countless dissertation and thesis graduate committees, nurturing thousands of students along the way.
When Tony died, he and I were working on a biography of the MGM movie mogul Harry Rapf. UNLV’s budget had been tight recently and there was little help forthcoming, but it was a tribute to Tony’s spirit and vision that we pressed on, heading off to Hollywood for research.
The last road trip was memorable. We had the Pretenders’ “Tattooed Love Boys” on the stereo, and Tony, who was a proficient drummer, loved Martin Chambers’ fast-tempo performance on the skins. This song has a really odd time signature, 7/16, but Tony was pantomiming the drumming quite accurately, his hands fussing furiously like he was fighting off a swarm of invading insects in a bad horror movie. He was so caught up in the track that he started to believe that the accelerator in his car was a bass pedal. He slowed down in time, but not without a California Highway Patrol officer giving Tony a deep stare as he passed us.
We pulled into the Del Taco in Baker, and wouldn’t you know it? That same CHP officer was in the parking lot. He approached Tony for a chat. They talked for a while. I couldn’t figure out what could be taking so long, but I could tell Tony was working an angle. When the conversation was over, I asked if everything was OK.
“It turned out he used to play in a band,” Tony said. “He gave me a coupon for a free taco salad.” His face was beaming with pride.
Photo: Anthony Ferri. From "Seven" Magazine by Michael Toole.
My friend Anthony Ferri, who for 26 years served our city’s students and community as a communications professor at UNLV, died of heart failure in his Henderson home on June 15. He was 60.