Wednesday, November 17, 2004

I'm an Actor -- Exploit Me!

I don't know about you, dear reader, but I'm beginning to despair of the modern obsession with commercialism:

Over the last few months I joined several newsletters and discussion groups whose major focus was to give Actors a venue in which to discuss their craft and its many challenges. Once in a while a message with commercial overtones would appear.

That, sadly, is no longer the case...

The experience of receiving an email whose content is *not* a commercial hard-sell is becoming rarer by the week.

I'm not an Actor I'm a producer, but I believe that to follow the siren's call to a career in Acting is already an almost *Herculean* challenge and suffused with the risk of exploitation. These groups should be a haven where those brave souls who possess the boundless courage to pursue their dream can come to seek rest, reassurance and advice...*Not* mortgages, loans and supplements.

Am I alone in this...or is there *anyone* left out there who agrees?