Well, there is some positive news as the Screen Actors Guild and the Studios have reached a tentative 2 year deal. Talks broke earlier in the year as the two sides were unable to agree on, you guessed it, the residuals to be made on the Web.
I’m an actor, member of SAG, and am SO happy that a deal is on the table that both sides can agree upon. So are the rest of the people in this town, I’m sure!
And this song, “We Run LA,” by Ya Boy is pretty hot track to listen to… especially on a gorgeous day like today.
A quick post on this Monday. First, I found out that my part is going to be in the final cut for the movie, “WILD CHERRY” with Rob Schneider and Rumer Willis. It’s coming out in theaters, February 2009. Yay!
Also, a friend of mine, Adam Huss, who is the Director of Outreach Programming at the Writers Guild Foundation, whom I’ve worked with for the WGA High School Screenwriting Workshop posted this guest blog post…by me. Check it out if you get a chance. Here is a quote from their website:
“The Writers Guild High School Screenwriting Workshop is a program where professional writers and members of the Writers Guild of America, first deconstruct popular film and television shows to teach the basic process of writing for film and television; and then guide high school students through the process of writing their own short screenplays.
At the end of a two-week workshop, each student completes at least a three-scene screenplay (roughly 7 – 10 pages), based on stories drawn from their own lives. On the final day of the workhops, volunteer actors from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) perform select students’ scripts before the entire class and possibly the larger student body.”
Kids crack me up because they’re pretty brutally honest. Here’s an example: This past weekend, I had to go over to a family friend’s house with my Dad. I ended up talking with my Dad’s friend’s 11 yr. son, Steve. Here was our conversation.
INT.HOUSE-DAY ME: Hey STEVE: Um. Hi. ME: So, you’re 11, right? STEVE: Yeah. ME: So, how’s school? STEVE: Fine
(Meanwhile I’m thinking…was this how I answered questions when I was 11? Probably) ME: So, what kind of music do you like? Do you like High School Musical? STEVE: No. That’s for girls. The wimpy ones. ME: Oh ok. What about your favorite TV shows? STEVE: TV? (laughs) Nobody watches TV anymore. It’s always the same thing over and over. Boring. ME: Then what do you do? STEVE: Just Youtube and Chatango ME: That’s it? STEVE: Yup. Um, I have to go back to my room. My friends are on chat.
ME: What about music? STEVE: I like T.I and Hip-Hop.
Then I let him hear my phone ringtone of TI and Rihanna’s “Live Your Life.”
Steve looks up at me with that look that says, “Okay, maybe you’re not THAT much of a loser.”
Kids these days… By the way, here’s a video from Nas called “I Can,” which basically tells kids that they can do whatever they want to, if they put their minds to it. Love it.
Yo. My name is Kat Ahn, and I started this blog to maintain my sanity while working at a tech start-up. Who am I? A Philly-born Actress/Writer/Performer. A former people pleaser who has a penchant for drawing bad stick figure cartoons and rapping spoof songs. Did I mention my parents' own a cheesesteak shop called Boo's? True story.
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