I joined SAG-AFTRA!

Above: The ladies of ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining, the project that made me eligible to join the union. Photo courtesy of Robert Welkner.

This year I set three goals: join SAG-AFTRA; make a short film; and act in a cable or network TV show for the first time. Well, after years of working non-union and producing tons of my own work, I'm pleased to announce that I've taken the leap and joined the union!

For some actors it's a really easy decision, but as a producer and someone who often makes her own web series, I took some time to really familiarize myself with what it meant to join the union. When it comes down to it, I've made peace with the fact that anything I produce in the future will be a SAG-AFTRA production. It also helps that a lot of my friends in the web series community are now making union shows.

And now, as a member of the union I can move onto my dream jobs... I can finally audition for that sci-fi show you like, that superhero show you're looking forward to, and that video game sequel you're waiting to be announced! The possibilities are endless.

Wish me luck on breaking a leg! Or whatever the fancy union lingo is... ;)

Acting, NewsCasey McKinnon