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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR GETTING CREDIT I am writing to start a dialogue about the role of a stand-in being listed in a film's closing credits. As someone who earns the majority of her SAG income from working as a permanent stand-in in movies, I am oſten confounded by the reasoning of why stand- ins are not always listed along with the entire crew who helped bring the movie to fruition. Our job as "second team" is imperative to all departments, from camera to electric to the "first team" itself, and we are there every single day from call to wrap. There are times I watch the list of names at the end of a film and see a mention of every single person all the way down to a single-day intern production assistant receiving a credit, while the stand-ins remain unacknowledged. Is there a legitimate reason for this and is there anything that can be done to give credit where all credit is due? Kat Murello New York Division Editor's Note: While there are requirements in the Screen Actors Guild Basic Agreement to list a minimum number of performers in the closing credits of a theatrical motion picture, screen credit for any performer is always a matter of individual bargaining. The Guild has attempted to negotiate better provisions regarding screen credits but the Producers are very resistant to additional obligations when it comes to this matter. REMEMBERING TRESA The recent death of my dear friend, the great character actress Tresa Hughes, brought many things to mind in addition to my own sorrow. When we met doing a show, I was 11 and she was a "grown-up," and we remained friends for all the decades since then. One of the greatest giſts that an acting career gives us is one we don't oſten think about: getting to work on a regular basis with people of different generations. Tresa always said that if you want to live a long life, "cultivate younger friends." So glad she did, and so glad that the life of an actor encourages knowing and respecting people of all ages. Tresa, you will be missed on screen and off. Laurie Heineman Boston Branch Editor's Note: For a listing of members who have recently passed away, please see In Memoriam on page 76. 5757 Wilshire Blvd, 7th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600 Website: Tel: (800) SAG-0767 Fax: (323) 549-6500 Email: EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief Pamela Greenwalt Managing Editor Damon Romine Senior Graphic Designer Yvette Youssefia Senior Writer/Photographer Tom Leupold Advertising Coordinator Donna Reed (323) 549-6698 2010–2011 Editorial Subcommittee Jeff Austin Dave Bachman (alternate) Douglas Bowen Flynn (alternate) Angela Bullock (alternate) William Charlton Assaf Cohen Rebecca Damon (alternate) Evans Donnell (alternate) Sam Freed (alternate) Mike Hodge Art Lynch (alternate) John Carroll Lynch (alternate) Mary McDonald-Lewis Bill Mootos (alternate) Jenny O'Hara Kirk Penberthy DO WE HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS? Screen Actors Guild has gone green, and that means fewer printed publications, but more news and information online and in your email box. Make sure we have your email address so we can stay in touch. Go to right now and register online so you don't miss out on any of the happenings at your Guild. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR are always welcome from members. They must be signed with your full name and Branch or Division affiliation and are limited to 150 words. Letters selected by the Editorial Subcommittee may be edited for accuracy, space and clarity. Every effort will be made to preserve the author's intended substance. This section is not available to sitting National Board members. SEND LETTERS TO: Letters to the Editor Screen Actor magazine 5757 Wilshire Boulevard, 7th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90036 Scott Eric Rogers (alternate) Woody Schultz (alternate) Kevin Scullin (alternate) Mandy Steckelberg (alternate) Ned Vaughn Liz Zazzi Contributors Richard Baldwin, Jon Brockett, Kathy Connell, Marcia Fishman, Nancy Flanagan, Nancy Fox, Bernadine Goldberg, Tom Higgins, Rosalind Jarrett, Adam Moore, Joseph Pascual, Donna Reed, Carrie White Scanlan, Huseina Sulaimanee, Linda Swenson, Letters may also be faxed to (323) 549-6500 or emailed to The appearance of advertising in Screen Actor neither guarantees nor implies an endorsement by Screen Actors Guild of the product, service, or company or the claims made for the product in such advertising. SAG disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with advertising appearing in Screen Actor and on the SAG website. 4 SCREEN ACTOR - Fall 2011 Frank Traynor, Vanessa Vander Pluym, Maura Walker, Valerie Yaros 2011 ILCA Award Winner for Best Publication Design

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