Friday, January 27, 2012


Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors Approves Merger Package with AFTRA

LOS ANGELES (January 27, 2012)

The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors today voted overwhelmingly to approve and recommend a plan to merge with AFTRA. The board met in a regularly scheduled plenary meeting in the James Cagney Board Room at the Guild’s Los Angeles headquarters and voted after reviewing a merger package put forward by the SAG and AFTRA Group for One Union (G1) that includes a Merger Agreement and Constitution.

Collectively, these documents outline the plan of merger, dues and finance structure, membership requirements, and other basic attributes of the successor union. The same merger package must now be approved by AFTRA’s National Board of Directors which is scheduled to meet on Jan. 28, to review and vote on the package. Should the AFTRA board approve the merger package as well, a referendum will be sent out for a vote by members of both unions in the coming weeks.

The proposed name for the new union is SAG-AFTRA. 

Read the rest of the press release HERE

This is fantastic news! Long time coming...and long over due, ONE union means greater strength! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy Birthday to The Maestro--FEDERICO FELLINI

Federico Fellini. Born 20 January, 1920. Died 31 October, 1993.

"FELLINI 12" (2012) by Mark Redfield. Acrylic on canvas. (16x20)

© Mark Redfield 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012


POE-PALOOZA starts Sunday, January 15th, 2012  on the Monsterpalooza Magazine facebook page! 
In honor of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday on January 19th, 2012, we'll be posting about the great, influential writer ALL WEEK--on the facebook page and on the website! 
And CONTESTS! What's a birthday party without presents and party favors? Seven days--seven contests--and the rules are simple: open to anyone on the planet; just watch for a contest question each day and be the first to answer correctly and you win! Great prizes--books, posters, DVDs and other Poe-related stuff! 
Let's get the Poe Party started!