About Just Say Sí, the SAG-AFTRA event aimed at Spanish speaking performers that was presented yesterday nationally, you will be surprised, but peers, this is how it went down: It was an idea I created and developed two years ago over several long months. One of the core elements was that it should be based and launched out of NY. The reason for that was to help that pool of performers suffering from lack of jobs in the advertising, voice over, and theatrical fields: New York Spanish speaking actors.
When the proposal was finalized, I sent it to LA for approval, where it was quickly snatched away from New York performers. They took the credit for themselves and kept the launch and focus in LA. At the end, everyone patted each other on the back, and NY did not get that vital boost.
Disappointed by all this, and upset for NY performers, I kissed my baby good-bye and walked away. I have witnessed and been through many unfair situations in my years of service to performers, inflicted by other performers. The level of toxicity is to be avoided. One needs to stick to those who seek to solve problems and collaborate, and those who cater to the cause, not their ego.