Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Movie (and tv show) Reviews Coming Soon!

A week or two ago, I tweeted
Just noticed I need to pay my semi-annual dues so my union'll keep letting us attend screenings! :)
 Writers Guild Screening Room.
This was brought on by the fact that our memberships are valid for six months at a time, and in moving, I'd neglected to update my address with the union, so I hadn't received my bill for November 1 - April 30 yet, and I'd had to show my union card at the screening we'd just attended, which reminded me of that/those fact(s).

So I think my address is now up-to-date in EVERY system that keeps it, and I received my
new card in the mail, so I'm gonna be attending as many screenings as are available and convenient.

First one, the one that prompted the updates, was a little film called Lion.

Tonight, we saw Bleed For This.

I have two screenings to attend TOMORROW, and then one more on Saturday, and possibly one on Sunday, so I'll give you my recommendations once I have plenty to sort through. If I manage to RSVP to more next week, then I'll probably review just these first four on Thursday.

Unless I book some work, in which case, you'll get 'em when you get 'em.

Get ready, though. 'Tis the Season!


  1. I don't get what this is a membership for? Do you get special screenings of movies? What kind of movies?

  2. I am a card-carrying member of the Screen Actors Guild, which recently merged with the American Federation of TV & Radio Artists, so our new union is called SAG-AFTRA. Every 6 months, I pay dues to stay active, calculated against last year's earnings. I earn better wages on set, better working conditions, accrue health and pension benefits, AND I get invitations to early screenings as well as receiving screener DVD's in the mail, for movies that qualify for the SAG Awards in January.

    Last year was the first time I'd paid my November dues in time to receive physical screeners; this is the first time I've taken advantage of the screenings.

    We saw Florence Foster Jenkins today, which was followed by a Q&A with Hugh Grant & Simon Helberg, so I'd have to say it's definitely been worthwhile. ;) ☆☆☆


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