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STARGAZING WITH ANNE SHAW - SEPT 18

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October 4th, 2015 ·
ARIES: It’s time to make space for new opportunities and to explore your world in a different way. If you normally enjoy routine be ready to leave it on the back burner and try something new. TAURUS: On the upside you can expect a call from someone from the past and this time you need to be honest about any feelings you may still have for them. On the downside it may not be who you want to appear. No matter it’s going to be a fun month. GEMINI: The sun in your cousin sign of Libra will bring out a very melancholy side of you and it favors getting a handle on any part of life that you are not dealing with. In the end its always up to you. CANCER: If you do not reconcile soon with someone close the consequences will be far-reaching. Your reluctance to forgive someone or something will catch up with you sooner rather than later. LEO: This month should begin with you feeling more confident and light hearted than for some time. If you don’t see that light at the end of the t…

MEET A MEMBER - JESSE V. JOHNSON

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Meet Jesse V. Johnson, from Windsor, who moved to LA 22 years ago to pursue filmmaking


Was there a particular reason you chose LA ?
There has always been something intoxicating and seductive about LA. For a 21 year old who ate, slept and lived movies, it was about finally being around other people your age who had come here for the same reasons, had similar passions, it was wonderful, really a love affair that has never really grown old for me.
My uncle, Vic Armstrong, was directing a film, and I came over as a PA, floor sweeping, trash gathering and coffee making, a step or two above slave labor and I loved every second of it. I was good at it and was hired quite consistently, Shawshank Redemption, The Birdcage, Mr. Hollands Opus, until I saw what the stunt guys were earning for doing far less, little did I know what that would entail. That was really the profound change for me - Joining SAG and discovering things like paid over-time and residuals, first class travel and per-diem, I n…