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Saturday, August 6, 2011

Rocky Horror Picture Show, tonight!

There's no better place to be tonight than THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, tonight at 10 PM only at Regency Tropicana Cinemas (3330 E. Tropicana Ave at Pecos)!
Location: Regency Tropicana Cinemas
Time: ‎10:00PM Saturday, August 6th

Recovery Harming Women in the Work Force

This is the first budget crisis in which men have faired worse than women in job revery and income. 

While the recession hit mostly men, with many in higher income or administrative positions they never recovered, the time since has hit women hardest. 

The primary reason is that women are suffering most from government budget cuts at the state, county and local areas, from government to education. 

Consumers are not spending as they use to, so many stores remain vacant and other slow in comparison to pre-recession levels (service area jobs are also heavily female). 

Men are taking jobs that traditionally have been held by women in the post-recession lower income and change of profession movement unique to this recession.

First published 7-4-11

SAG National Board Report, August, 2011

Guild Active on Many Fronts
by Art Lynch
SAG National Board Director

Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Recording Artists are working together, with the help of the AFL-CIO and others, toward crafting a new union that will unify SAG and AFTRA. A plan will be presented to both boards of directors in January, with a vote of the membership next spring. 

The unanimous view of both boards of directors is that merger is needed, given rapid changes within the industry and the potential of increased competition between the unions, which would not benefit the membership and stability of either union in the long run.

Screen Actors Guild is active in the battle against an aggressive spread of so-called "right-to-work" legislation in traditional union security states and the overall erosion of union security, as illustrated by recent events in Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan. Living and working in a “right-to-work” state, Nevada members see firsthand how these laws allow those who are not union to work under our contracts. It is a battle for union jobs and the ability of unions to exist.

While Nevada membership fights for film incentives and the regulation of talent agencies and casting companies, there has been strong erosion in other states. The Screen Actors Guild national legislative effort is working for members in every Branch to strengthen film incentives and provide protection for members in the areas of talent agents, casting and employment.

The online Production Center has been launched and will expand. This center simplifies the process for producers to become signatory, starting with ultra low and low budget production, while making it easier for potential signatories to understand and work with the Guild. It does not take away the freedom to interact with local executives. Nevada has already benefited from at least one signatory production that used this online process, with others in the works.

Each state has different laws and guidelines, however the industry standard is set in California. In California, great progress has been made in eliminating and minimizing the fees background and all talent pay for talent listing and the promise of work. State and local regulations for Nevada are being reviewed and will be at the forefront as the “industry standard” stretches out into other states.
The Guild has made progress, in partnership with producers and others, to safeguard your intellectual property, which is to say your image and talents. File sharing, piracy and rights of ownership are at the forefront of national and international efforts for legislation and enforcement.

Communication remains a priority, as budget restrictions limit traditional print and in-person meetings. Both print and in-person will remain, however changes will continue to be made to assure the union remains strong in contract negotiation and enforcement, and the overall protection of all talent in the workplace.

Screen Actor magazine and a local newsletter will remain, with the potential of fewer traditional paper issues. However, the use of the website and linked sites has increased and is constantly being improved. A Young Performers Web presence now includes material that can be used by the performers themselves, as well as parents and producers. As mentioned above, a Production Center assists producers in the signatory process. SAG TV has expanded as a resource with video of events, issues of interests to performers and on various questions frequently asked of the Guild. A link to the successful SAG Foundation LifeRaft series can be found on the site. Check out

To assist in communication with membership, there has been progress toward returning to the policy where Branch presidents can have access to the list of local membership.

Remembering Lucy at 100

Google dedicated its log today to Lucy, with a unique 50's style tv image and a "play" feature showing "I was a woman for the FBI" and later in the day other clips from the show, then a link of all things Lucy.

Living in Boulder City, I have to wish the best to her son Desi Arnez J. which s a solid supporter of the Screen Actors Guild. We love you Lucy!  Today only!

From USA Today:

Happy 100th Lucy! Enjoy Google's homepage todayas it pays charming tribute to Lucille Ball on what would have been her 100th birthday.
The interactive doodle is a drawing of a vintage TV set queued up with some of the most heart-tugging and funny moments from old Lucy shows. Click on seven channels to be swept back into classic Lucy moments - from the grape stomping episode to Desi crooning "We're Having a Baby."
Who can't relate to Lucy and Ethel trying to stay ahead of the conveyor belt in the chocolate factory. As Lucy says: "Ethel, I think we're fighting a losing game!"
As usual, clicking through brings you to Google search results to all things Lucy, from Wikipedia and more.


58% of American adults are employed...

Good news? No, the lowest percentage since the Great Depression.

Of course numbers can be misleading, because that percent included retired, those on disability and those who simply are not looking to work (do not jump to conclusion and say bums, most of these are younger adults who are still getting help from home and are exploring the world, spreading their wings and in other ways shamefully not employed).

Make your own point...just the facts and boom 'em Daniel.

Do You Belivve in Polls, or how we read them? Guess again!

Obama favorable rating: 48%
Tea party favorable rating: 20%
Spread Obama favorable/unfavorable: +1%
Spread Tea party favorable/unfavorable: -20%
Note the headline. I am very eager for those who claim the media are liberal to explain to me why they turn to Fux to get "the full story."

Eric Cantor's number: 202 225 2815. Don't leave a standard voice mail (options 1 to 4) leave a voice mail for any of his staff (options 5 and higher). Grover Norquist, 202-785-0266, press one and leave a message. Blow their switchboards. Congratulate them on getting our credit rating downgraded. Nicely ask why they are traitors. Thank you.

CSN Fall, 2011 Lynch COM 101 sections syllabus

CSN Communication 101: Oral Communication

Instructor:            Art Lynch                                                                    Phone/Voicemail: (702) 714-0740
Email:                      CSN on-line campus Angel preferred (or  )                                   
Web:                        Angle link   ,
For required blog postings
and course references
Communication Department:   
Art Lynch biographical info:

Coopman, S. J. & Lull, J. (2009).  Public speaking: The evolving art. With supplemental materials for the Department of Communication at CSN. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

OTHER REQUIRED MATERIALS: Scantron Forms 882e or 882es & # 2 Pencils (for exams)
Keep current on current affairs and on the subjects you choose to speak about.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Com 101, Oral Communication, satisfies the Communication requirement for related instruction for many certificates offered at CSN.  Please check the CSN Catalog or your degree sheet to determine if COM 101 fulfills that requirement.  The emphasis of this course is upon the principles of effective communication.  We will study various communication strategies from both a practitioner's perspective as well as from the viewpoint of a recipient. 

Click on "read more" for additional details, fine print, assignments and calendar.


A 14 year old girl holds hands with her 1 year old son. People call her a slut, no one knows she was raped at 13. People call another Guy fat. No one knows he has a serious disease causing him to be overweight. People call an old man ugly. No one knew he had a serious injury to his face while… fighting for our country in the war. Without knowing the reasons and life behind what you see, if you say anything negative or jump to conclusions, you are a bully. 

There is time to change.

Be considerate of others.

And at think "there but for the grace of God go I."

- Thank you in part to Kitty Kelly