Friday, March 20, 2015

March 23, 2015 to Save 99 Seat Theatre!!

As the time for the AEA Referendum draws closer, I believe that educating the Los Angeles Audience and 99 Seat  (and smaller) Theater Supporters is extremely important.  Please pass the word along about the march on March 23rd.  The metro stops at Chandler and Lankershim with a ten minute walk to the beginning of the march. Or.. just join it as it progresses up Lankershim.   

Attention: Assignment Editors

AEA actors set to picket own union over
proposal to end 99-Seat Theater Plan in L.A.

Frances Fisher, French Stewart, Kirsten Vangsness join with
fellow AEA members to march and
speak on Monday, March 23
with support from
Jason Alexander, Alfred Molina, John Rubinstein
Frances Fisher, French Stewart and Kirsten Vangsness will join a protest march by members of Actors’ Equity Association against a proposal recently announced by their union to end the 99-Seat Theater Plan in Los Angeles. A group of over 200 actors will march the one-mile route, starting at the intersection of Lankershim, Vineland and Camarillo in the NoHo Arts District and ending in front of the AEA offices on Tujunga near Burbank Blvd. Actors unable to appear who have sent statements of support to be read aloud at the rally include Jason Alexander, Alfred Molina and John Rubinstein. Other actors who have voiced support include Tony Abatemarco, Patrick J. Adams, Sam Anderson, Ed Asner, Barbara Bain, Orson Bean, Bill Brochtrup, Dennis Christopher, Blythe Danner, Harry Groener, Arye Gross, Valerie Harper, Ed Harris, Gregory Harrison, Roxanne Hart, Simon Helberg, Gregg Henry, Gregory Itzin, Jane Kaczmarek, Martin Landau, Jack Laufer, Dan Lauria, Sharon Lawrence, Amy Madigan, Alan Mandell, Joe Mantegna, Dylan McDermott, Allan Miller, Helen Mirren, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Tim Omundson, Austin Pendleton, Linda Purl, Jeff Perry, Annie Potts, John C. Reilly, Jason Ritter, Tim Robbins, Eva Marie Saint, Tony Shalhoub, Stephen Tobolowsky, Steven Weber and Vanessa Williams.
Monday, March 23 from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.:
3:00 p.m.. — Protest march from Lankershim/Vineland/Camarillo (4878 Lankershim Blvd.) to AEA office building at 5636 Tujunga Ave, near Burbank Blvd. (one mile)
3:30 p.m. — Speeches by Frances Fisher, French Stewart, Kirsten Vangsness and others
4:30 p.m. — Picketing


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