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The Official E-Newsletter for the Washington – Mid Atlantic Local
The Official E-Newsletter for the Washington – Mid Atlantic Local
July 2013


Attention members: Please note that if you show up late for a booking, you do yourself and the membership as a whole a disservice. When you accept a job, please make sure that you will be able to report on time. It is not only your obligation but the professional thing to do, and we all want SAG-AFTRA to equal “professional.”

Hello, film and TV scriptwriters — the SAG Foundation would like to hear from you! The foundation is interested in well-written material that would appeal to a wide audience.
Writers must be members of one of the performing arts (SAG-AFTRA, AEA, etc.) or affiliated unions (DGA, WGA, etc.). If the work is a collaboration, then at least one of the writers must be a union member.
Please submit a brief synopsis of your project here. You will hear from them if they are interested in reading your script.

Edward Hotaling

In Memoriam: Edward Hotaling

On June 3, 2013, the Washington – Mid Atlantic Local suffered a great loss of one of its own: Edward Hotaling, a SAG-AFTRA member and shop steward of Channel 4 for many years. He was 75 years old.

Hotaling was born on Oct. 16, 1937, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. He went on to earn a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota, after earning his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. He worked on the Paris edition of the New York Herald Tribune, as well as at CBS News, before becoming a reporter at WRC-TV here in Washington, D.C. in 1977. He is best known for his work on uncovering little-known African American history, such as the contributions slaves made in the building of the White House and the Capitol Building. One of his most notorious interviews was with Jimmy “the Greek” Snyder in 1988, in which Snyder made racially charged comments about African-American athletes, ultimately leading to his dismissal as a CBS sports commentator. Hotaling also wrote several books about the history of horse racing.

Edward Hotaling was an exemplary journalist and SAG-AFTRA member, and will be greatly missed. Our deepest condolences go to his family and friends.