Dear TTA List Members,
I think Wayne makes a good point below. Tucson’s performing arts scene has blossomed over the past few years. To see it continue to grow, we need to foster an environment of professionalism and respect. We’ll all benefit.
Wayne addresses his comments to student filmmakers. However, I think the same advise should apply to all stage and screen producers in Tucson.
The TTA List is not a discussion board. I have a feeling that this posting will elicit many responses. Therefore, I’ve created an open discussion board on the TTA List webpages: http://tucsonstage.com/TTA_LIST/Discussion_Board/discussion_board.html
Feel free to post your comments there.
TTA List Administrator
Home of Chuck Graham's "Let The Show Begin"
To: All Student Film-Makers
From: All actors
We understand you are on a tight budget and are probably funding your entire project out of your own pocket.
But, as actors, we wonder why you and your team cannot afford some sort of stipend for your "hired" talent...not hundreds of dollars a day. How about $5 or $10 - which probably works out to less than $1.00 per hour after all is said and done. But, a "wage" suggests that you take your talent seriously/professionally AND vice versa. Symbolically, to a lot of us $5.00 means more than soft drinks, a slice of pizza or a DVD. It means you want to act professionally as a director/producer and that you want us to act professionally. Remember, this is a lot more than just a "class project".
Well, it's just a thought for you to consider when you film your next production.