Arizona-Utah 2015:03

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The Official E-Newsletter of the Arizona-Utah Local
The Official E-Newsletter of the Arizona-Utah Local
March 2015



Justice Served – ultra-low budget

Granite Rapids Moon – ultra-low budget

Agave is Life – theatrical

600 Miles – theatrical

High Roads Low Roads – ultra-low budget

Eleven Eleven – ultra-low budget

Misfortune – ultra-low budget


The Last Straw – ultra-low budget

Juarez 2045 – ultra-low budget

Wild Horses – low budget

Proper Manors – new media

Don Verdean – low budget

Windsor – low budget modified

The Man on Carrion Road – low budget


Tiffany Gonzalez
Bauston Wilde
Trevor Stovall
Ally Ionnides
Dylan Chad Treger
Meghan McCain
Anson Bagley
Braxton David McAllister
Bert Thomas Morris
Bradley Stanley
Steph Cajun Davis
Randi Strong
Thomas Archer

2013-2015 LOCAL BOARD

Joe Corcoran – President
Margie Ghigo – National Board Member
Betty Ann Carr  – Vice President (Utah)
Rodd Wolff – Vice President (Northern Arizona)
Linda Rae Jurgens – Secretary

Micha Espinosa
Joey Evans
Nancy Hall
Kyle Marsh
Marla Price
Anne Sward

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Words from Your Local President

Joe Corcoran

My main objective in this president’s report is to make a valiant attempt to get across the necessity and importance of being able to communicate within our Arizona-Utah membership. One of the ways to accomplish that is if we, as the Local Board, know who you are and you know who we are.

Without the benefit of a local staff or office, our Arizona-Utah Local has over 1,000 members spread out over an area of just under 1,000 miles. Yes, ’tis true we are a blended family, separated by many miles geographically and not specifically of our own initial choosing or desire.   

However, reality is reality, and just as in any family when members are willing to step up and accept the actuality of their circumstance, then forward steps to gain ground are a possibility. Acting with a sense of direction and purpose as an informed, communicating and inclusive unit, by default alone, we will make a difference. I know that’s a bit folksy with just a hint of non-whimsy, but I think you get my drift.

Victor Borge once said, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” ’Tis true, ’tis true and I greatly concur. I somewhat theorize that email might have a spot somewhere towards the top of that communication list, but it’s just a theory that I will stick with for the time being.

Your email addresses are crucial. Currently there are about 35 percent of our local’s members without email addresses on file. Therefore, newsletters and other notices that could be sent by email have to be sent out via snail mail. This is very expensive and takes away from our budget monies that could be used in other areas of more benefit to the local. Besides, the e-newsletters are in color, more timely, cost-effective, with much more info and easier access than that provided by our four-page black-and-white newsletter version.

If you haven’t already created your own online membership account with national or know of other members who haven’t, click here.

A good way to get to know our board and for us to get to know you is by attending our next annual membership meeting on April 25 here in Phoenix (location, time and program TBA soon) and by stopping by our booth on Industry Night at the Phoenix Film Festival on March 27.

The more we are able to communicate with our Arizona-Utah membership, the more effective and productive we can be. Email me regardless of whether you have questions, are seeking info, wanting to get involved or just want to say hi and introduce yourself. I look forward to hearing from you.
Joe Corcoran
President, SAG-AFTRA Arizona-Utah Local