Nashville 2015:12

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The Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA Nashville Local
The Official E-Newsletter of the SAG-AFTRA Nashville Local
December 2015


President: Mike Montgomery

Vice-President: Andrew Caple-Shaw

Secretary: Bill Foy


Board Of Directors:

Pat Alger

Robert Bailey

Stephanie Bentley

Kathy Chiavola

Carla Christina Contreras

Richard W. Cox

Chris Ladd

Dickey Lee

Nathan Lee Lewis

Brian Lucas

Jim Malinda

Georgia Middleman

Beth Anne Musiker

Ian Quinn

James Talley

George Teren

Russell Terrell


National Board Member: 

Jim Ferguson

From the Local President

Michael Montgomery 

I hope this finds you well and ready to tackle another holiday season. Your elected delegation and officers attended our second national convention and national board meeting the first week of October. It was an opportunity for newly elected officers, delegates and staff to meet each other, share ideas and most importantly, learn about and participate in the governance of our union. And I'm happy to report that after some anticipated and some unanticipated challenges, things are working even better than many expected. Our campaign to recapture non-union commercial work has been very successful, resulting in more work for our members and the re-signing of several ad agencies to our agreements and, you may have noticed, we've embarked on a social media campaign to organize performers at Droga 5, a New York-based global ad agency. Feel free to drop them a digital line voicing your support for union performers. 

On the home front, our new conservatory program is underway with a Pro Tools tutorial and a voiceover workshop that was conducted in our SAG-AFTRA studio. We'll soon be holding a "how-to" on filming your own audition and hopefully a focused casting director workshop. If you have any ideas for things you'd like to participate in, please let us know.

Our annual Christmas caroling will be here soon. So, please watch your email for the date and time, then join us and get your holiday on!

Happy holidays in solidarity,

Mike Montgomery