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    Posted June 24, 2011

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Philly Teleprompter Workshop Assists AEA-AFTRA-SAG Members

Jeanette Hartunian

Over the past six months, AEA, AFTRA and SAG have coordinated a number of seminars and workshops for the Philadelphia membership of all three unions. Topics included “Taxes and the Working Actor” and “Presentational Skills”. On Monday, June 20, 2011, 50 AEA/AFTRA/SAG members, along with 10 Temple University students attended a workshop concerning Teleprompter Skills.

Attendees listened to a presentation concerning the development and use of the teleprompter from the early days of television up to the modern uses and applications that are now available. Many had the opportunity to sit in front of a teleprompter to read from script provided by the TV affiliate NBC 10. Some Equity members who took part included Jeanette Hartunian and Sarah Doherty. Our instructor was veteran producer, station manager and general manager Paul Gluck.

Stephen Leshinski, Executive Director - AFTRA Philadelphia, Frank Traynor, SAG North Region Executive and Tom Helmer, AEA Chair of Philadelphia Area Liaison Committee

Many thanks go to SAG North Region Executive Frank Traynor for coordinating the event and to the generous time provided by Paul Gluck and Patrick Gordon of the Department of Communications and Theatre at Temple University.

The Philadelphia AEA Liaison Committee will be continuing its coordinated efforts with AFTRA and SAG. Look for more workshops in the future and participation in the 2011 Labor Day Parade.

Photos: Courtesy of SAG member Larry Degala

Sarah Doherty

Paul Gluck with attendees

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