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Getting Dramatic

Getting Dramatic
Last Monday, we had our first special guest speaker at Writer's Den - Dramatists Guild SoCal Regional Rep Josh Gershick! Josh was very kind to come in to our group and share his wealth of insight and knowledge on a wide range of topics about playwriting, including contracts, collaborative agreements, copyright, parody/fair use, what ...
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Conversing Quarterly

Conversing Quarterly
‚ÄčAbout two weeks ago, I got to sit down with some of my fellow Managing and Executive Directors in the Los Angeles theatre community and talk shop. We met at Sacred Fools at 10am on a Saturday morning (an ungodly hour by theatre people standards). Girded with coffee and bagels, we discussed non-profit administration, tax laws, g...
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Let's cut the bullshit about blacklists for a second.

Let's cut the bullshit about blacklists for a second.

Blacklist - A blacklist (or black list) is a list or register of entities or people who, for one reason or another, are being denied a particular privilege, service, mobility, access or recognition. As a verb, to blacklist can mean to deny someone work in a particular field, or to ostracize a person from a certain social circle."

- Wikipedia

I want to get real about "blacklisting" for a second, and only because I've heard it come up several times over the last few days.

There's a lot of talk about a "silent majority" of AEA members being afraid to voice their opinion one way or another about the upcoming vote about the 99-Seat Agreement, because they're afraid of being blacklisted. 

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