“I am an actor and voiceover artist. In 2019, I was elected to serve for the first time as a board member for the Arizona-Utah Local. I currently reside just south of Tucson, Arizona.
“Originally from Connecticut, most of my professional work was primarily in the New York metropolitan area. I was fortunate to have an abundance of opportunities on the East Coast. Shortly after my relocation to Arizona, I discovered the Arizona Film and Tax Credit bill had expired. That was over seven years ago, and nothing comparable has been introduced and adapted to our legislation since.
“I have always been an individual who likes to be involved in charity and volunteer work. What better way to support my own professional organization than to become an active volunteer with my SAG-AFTRA local? Bringing the film industry to Arizona is one of my goals. I’ve contacted my friend and state representative to assist the Arizona film industry with the advancement of a new bill.
“Arizona needs this now — especially with the onset of the COVID-19 disruption during 2020. I hope my fellow local members will get involved and do their part, as we have strength in numbers.”
By Arizona-Utah Local Board member Mike Caprio
This item was originally featured in the SAG-AFTRA magazine summer 2020 issue.