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Friday, August 4, 2017

Artful Supporters by Kevin Delin

There’s a black and white photograph in my high school yearbook. It’s of people in winter gear hanging around a railing at the skating rink where our hockey team played. A banner of the …

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Chuck Berry and Creating Commercialated Culture by Kevin Delin

Chuck Berry may be dead but you know he won’t stay buried.  He’s just too irrepressible for confinement to such a singular state.  He was like his music:  audacious and muscul…

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Monday, January 30, 2017

The War On Science by Kevin Delin

Are you a fan of NASA and the scientific output of our national laboratories? Better enjoy it while our open scientific culture lasts. President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty. Pre…

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Supermoon Over Melrose – Mitsuo Kato by Kevin Delin

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fanny by Kevin Delin

I can’t tell you why she affects me so. I only know that if I let my guard down for but a moment, there’s a tightening in my gut and a wave of panic and helplessness comes over m…

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Friday, January 13, 2017

The Responsibility of the Artist by Kevin Delin

If 2017 already seems a little grim, well, it’s likely because it is  a little grim.  A lot of the country is miserable over the outcome of the presidential election.  Or, more prec…

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Privacy Please by Kevin Delin

Though hard to imagine today, federal law once prevented anyone from using the U.S. Postal Service to send contraceptives. In fact, the same law prevented people from using the Postal Servic…

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Dakin Matthews: A Layman Looks at the Dismissal by Kevin Delin

Scholar and veteran actor Dakin Matthews is back to explain the recent court dismissal of the lawsuit brought against Actors’ Equity.  You can currently see Dakin on Broadway in Waitr…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Divisiveness of Demographics by Kevin Delin

You remember the story of Solomon and the Baby?  Solomon was able to smoke out the true mother of the child by threatening to divide it.  The fake mother, who must have been awfully cynica…

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Playing the Trump Card by Kevin Delin

The hashtag #NotMyPresident is quite popular right now.  I can’t get behind it.  Whether or not a person voted for Mr. Trump, he is now the soon-to-be Chief Executive of the country.…

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Deer Creek Canyon to PCH – Mitsuo Kato by Kevin Delin

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Capitol Records Building, Hollywood – Mitsuo Kato by Kevin Delin

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Season of the Scare by Kevin Delin

Lately my thoughts have drifted to Halloween because we live in a culture where, the moment Labor Day hits, polite women stop wearing white shoes and grocery stores start pushing orange bags…

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Edward Albee: I Prefer Yes to No by Kevin Delin

When an American playwright with enough interesting insights to win 3 Pulitzer Prizes – 4 if you count the one not given to him because the advisory committee didn’t want to give a p…

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Dakin Matthews: A Layman Looks at Equity’s Reply to Plaintiffs’ Rebuttal by Kevin Delin

Dakin Matthews is a proud member of Actors Equity for almost 50 years. He has worked under many of its contracts, codes, and plans including, recently, five shows on Broadway.  He is also a…

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Labor Day for Artists by Kevin Delin

There is much in the news these days about how artists, and the personnel infrastructure supporting the artists, need to be appropriately compensated.  Los Angeles theater, of course, has b…

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Counterpoint to a Datapoint by Kevin Delin

Under the title “There is Pro99 Data and Then There Are the Facts,” Los Angeles playwright, producer, and stage manager Armina LaManna has published a rebuttal in The Dramatist …

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Atop Santa Monica Mountains – Mitsuo Kato by Kevin Delin

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Equity Exec Director Mary McColl Contradicts Equity Website by Kevin Delin

Earlier this week,  I reviewed Actors’ Equity’s new website equityworksla.com.  Equity claims this special site will inform Los Angeles about the coming rule-changes.  Seconda…

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Product Review: Actors’ Equity Launches New Website by Kevin Delin

Actors’ Equity has launched a new website, equityworksla.com.  I wondered why a new website?  After all, Equity already has a website and anyone in IT will tell you that maintaining …

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

L.A. Plaintiffs’ Response to Union’s Motion to Dismiss by Kevin Delin

In the latest of the legal battle shaping up between a group of Los Angeles actors who are suing their own union, Actors’ Equity, comes the official response to Equity’s Motion t…

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Friday, August 12, 2016

El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood – Karianne Flaathen by Kevin Delin

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Dakin Matthews: A Layman Looks at Equity’s Motion to Dismiss by Kevin Delin

Back in October 2015, when a group of LA actors served a lawsuit on their own Union, Actors’ Equity, actor and scholar Dakin Matthews was there to give a layman’s analysis of the…

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

When Intelligence is Artificial by Kevin Delin

If you follow the popular tech press, it’s likely you’ve seen a number of stories about artificial intelligence.  The term “artificial intelligence” is somewhat loos…

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Full Text of Equity Motion to Dismiss LA Actor Lawsuit by Kevin Delin

Following the LA actors serving a lawsuit on their union, Actor’s Equity, the Union has countered with a motion to dismiss that lawsuit.  The complete text of the motion can be found …

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Deaf West Creates Music Video by Kevin Delin

The Los Angeles theater company Deaf West has long been lauded but, with its production of Spring Awakening, it’s currently driving a national conversation.  Recently, the National En…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

UPDATED: 99-Seat Plan to Equity Contract – The Data by Kevin Delin

Footlights originally published this letter from actress and producer Vanessa Stewart on March 25, 2016. Vanessa has since updated her database making it even more accurate and a more valuab…

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Garry Marshall – Cultural Titan and Family Man by Kevin Delin

If you are of a certain age, your cultural life was dominated by Garry Marshall’s touch.  The Odd Couple. Happy Days. Laverne & Shirley. Mork & Mindy. Pretty Woman. The Prince…

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Equity Work Week Numbers by the Numbers by Kevin Delin

Actors’ Equity Association has repeatedly expressed concern that the Los Angeles 99-Seat Plan has impeded paid opportunities for actors in the region. Equity President Kate Shindle made re…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

Dealing with Facts by Kevin Delin

As if their press release earlier in the week wasn’t enough, Actor’s Equity has distributed another  press release today in a reaction to the Plaintiffs’ Statement publish…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Los Angeles and the Car Go Cult by Kevin Delin

It’s summer!  That time of year when people think about relaxing, stress-free family car trips.  When oil companies think about increasing gas prices.  And, in Los Angeles, when we …

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