APP-NW Members, the time has finally arrived to vote for your 2015 Board of Directors.
As our market changes, we need a Board of Directors who can help guide the Alliance of Professional Performers in fulfilling its mission throughout the coming year. The candidates below are volunteering their time to build a stronger Northwest entertainment industry that is fair and equitable for everyone who works in it!
The APP-NW bylaws stipulate that
- The Board shall consist of not less than five (5) and not more than nine (9) members of The Organization, and
- The Board will, at all times, be composed of an odd number of members. These members will consist of an even number of not-Union performers and members-in-good-standing of the extant performer’s Union(s), with an additional member of either status.
So, with that in mind APP-NW members, meet your candidates for the Alliance of Professional Performers NW Board of Directors:
|Lanie Hoyo, SAG-AFTRA
I currently serve on the APP-NW Board of Directors and chair the Outreach Committee.
I began working with APP-NW because the goal of raising the professionalism in our industry strongly resonated with me. I felt I could be of service when building up this amazing community and wanted to be on the ground floor of the movement. So much has been accomplished over the past couple years and so much more still to do. I look forward to all the changes and challenges to come.
Portland often asks for much time and energy from it’s performers for little to no pay and it’s an unfair question. The answer, however, is simply to be a part of a movement that creates time and space for artists to thrive and be compensated not only fairly, but consistently.
As a candidate I bring over 15 years practical business and financial experience combined with 25 years theatre experience; I understand the best, and the not-so-best, parts of each world and would like to put it to use in the community to further the mission of APP-NW.
|Darius Pierce, SAG-AFTRA/ AEA
I fully support the important, on-going work of APP-NW to improve professionalism and workplace standards, which will, in turn, improve the quality of our work. These goals will also be aided by a strong, connected community.
Our community is both stronger than most and still disparate. I believe that APP-NW has the potential to be a hub – primarily focused on professionalism and standards – that brings people together. Union and non-union, experienced and novice, tea drinker and coffee drinker for productive conversation and action.
Thank you for considering my nomination.
Yolanda Porter, not-union
I currently serve on the APP-NW Board of Directors as the not-union Co-Chair.
I began working with APP-NW mainly because I saw it as an opportunity to help others have a voice and raise the standards of our industry. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this movement that has accomplished so much building a stronger community.
Priscilla Mohan Prosser, not-union
Raising awareness and increasing the membership are two areas that I believe would strengthen APP-NW. Once actors see the benefits of Membership, they will spread the word within their community. Monthly meetings featuring guest speakers, agents, acting teachers, casting directors, producers and writers would boost attendance and encourage new members, and encourage current members to become more involved and bring fellow actors to meetings.
Safe working conditions and mutual respect for all in our community should be emphasized and encouraged starting at the Film Schools.
These are the areas I would work on if elected.
I currently serve on the APP-NW Board of Directors as the Union Co-Chair.
It would be my honor to continue to serve on the APP-NW board of directors. The goal of APP couldn’t be simpler or more important: Bringing all performers together to foster a standard of working conditions across the community to support the highest quality work. Performers work hard for producers who care enough to provide safe and comfortable working conditions. Producers work hard to provide safe and comfortable working conditions for performers who give them their best work and who stand together to uphold those standards.
I currently serve on the APP-NW Board of Directors.
As a founding member of APP-NW and a past vice-president and board member of the Oregon Production Media Association, having founded and co-chaired its Talent Committee, I believe I can bring a community voice to the board of APP-NW. Both as an actor and as a working producer, currently both developing a television mini-series in Los Angeles and bringing an I-OPIF funded feature film sequel to Oregon, I will enjoy working as a liaison between actors and preferred producers, building strong alliances across the gamut of our craft.
Performers who are members of the Alliance of Professional Performers NW are eligible to vote online for the organization’s Board of Directors. In order to vote performers will need to enter a special code which will be emailed to them. Performers who do not receive this special code by 8:00 PM on February 10th, 2015 should contact the Elections Committee by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voting will be open until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, February 17 2015. We look forward to announcing the results of this year’s election at the APP-NW annual meeting on that date!