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New Agency: elev8!

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Sound the trumpets: the wonderful ladies at elev8 will be  joining my team! Nicole St. John (theatrical) and Kylie MacKenzie (commercial) will be negotiating on my behalf,  working alongside Colin Harp and TJ Stein at Stein Entertainment Group.

elev8 Talent and Literary Agency
Nicole St. John, Theatrical
Kylie MacKenzie, Commercial
489 South Robertson Boulevard
Suite 206, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Tel 310 734 8688
Fax 310 734 8669

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Juicy Affairs Video Now on YouTube

Our Supreme Leader, Skye Von, just shared the final cut of “Juicy Affairs!”

CAST:
Chris Andrew, Tom Christensen, Katy Davis, Christopher May, Nicole Nelson, Douglas Harvey, Bill Kennedy, Nathan Van Hala, Jullian Yuki, & Robbie Kirkoff

CREW:
Skye Von, Donna Trousdale Producer, Kristina M. Schulte-Eversum, Jonathan Henry, Nathan Van Hala, James Boyer, Ambre Wrigley, Andrea Mendosa, Elyse Ares, Jennifer Thrasher, Annette Acuna, Andrea Jimenez, Janean Jeffries, Adam Whittington, Madison Couch, Lance Casey, Sam Barnett, Adam Morrison, Doug Beatty, & Michael Mena

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New Management: Stein Entertainment Group!

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I’m happy to officially announce that I will be working with Colin Harp at Stein Entertainment Group, headed by TJ Stein!  This is an exciting new development, just in time for the upcoming episodic season.

With the addition of Stein and the momentum from last year’s success with 2 Broke Girls, Happy Endings, and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, this will be a very exciting year!

Stein Entertainment Group
Colin Harp, Manager
(323) 822-1400
8285 W. Sunset Blvd., #2
West Hollywood, CA 90046

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I’m a banana.

No, that’s not a tip of my hat to Don Hertzfelt’s Rejected.  I had the pleasure of playing Mr. Banana for Skye Von, writer and director of the Jamba Juice short, “Juicy Affairs!”

The costumes were really amazing, all constructed by Ambre Wrigley of Wrigley Costume Design. See for yourself:

We screened the completed project on Monday, and it turned out really well.  Keep an eye out for “Juicy Affairs” online!

CAST:
Chris Andrew, Tom Christensen, Katy Davis, Christopher May, Nicole Nelson, Douglas Harvey, Bill Kennedy, Nathan Van Hala, Jullian Yuki, & Robbie Kirkoff

CREW:
Skye Von, Donna Trousdale Producer, Kristina M. Schulte-Eversum, Jonathan Henry, Nathan Van Hala, James Boyer, Ambre Wrigley, Andrea Mendosa, Elyse Ares, Jennifer Thrasher, Annette Acuna, Andrea Jimenez, Janean Jeffries, Adam Whittington, Madison Couch, Lance Casey, Sam Barnett, Adam Morrison, Doug Beatty, & Michael Mena

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“Hard Sell” at 3rd Annual No Budget Film Fest

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I’m so proud of my wife, Casey Christensen, for her short film Hard Sell, which has just been accepted into the 3rd Annual No Budget Film Fest!

I have a part in the film, alongside these other amazing actors: Ellen Etten, Will Matthews, Guy BranumJeffrey Addiss, Jennifer FlynnJuan Pareja, Parvesh Cheena, and Wendy Rosoff. And of course Casey Christensen herself.

Tickets for the fest are selling on the Fest Website.  Sign up for the fest’s Facebook Event and be sure to Like the Hard Sell page!

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Film Screening: Thanks for Dying, Thursday

thanks-for-dying-film-with-tom-christensenFriends!

The masterminds behind Thanks for Dying are screening the feature film this Thursday, open  to the public for just $5!

The evening is intended as a fundraiser for the film; we are sending it on a worldwide tour of film festivals. All donations will go toward the kickstarter campaign that producer Laurence Braun and director R.J. McFarlane are spearheading to promote the film.

Thanks for Dying Screening
Thursday, May 24th @ 8:00 PM
The Lyric Theatre @ 520 N. La Brea Ave
$5

I had a ton of fun working on the project, creating my character “Chet” alongside all of the other Lord Dynamite (Spontaneous Productions) improvisors.  We improvised all of the dialogue, and I love how it turned out.

 

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ACTORS: How Does the SAG-AFTRA Merger Affect You?

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SAG & AFTRA are officially moving to merge.  Ballots are on their way for members to vote.  I am a pro-merger actor for a variety of reasons, but we should all be aware of the realistic effects of the merger.

Having read the merger documents, these are the takeaways of how the  SAG-AFTRA will actually affect actors:

  • The budgets will be combined, so…no cost savings. (Merger Agreement, XII, A)
  • Initiation fees will be $3,000 for 3 years following the merger (Merger Agreement, XII, B)
  • Annual dues will be $198 for the 3 years following the merger, so…no cost savings (Merger Agreement, XII, C)
  • Dues will increase 2% per year (Merger Agreement, XII, C)
  • Work dues will be 1.575% up to $500k (Merger Agreement, XII, D, 1)
  • Membership eligibility stays the same: open to all principal actors in union projects, and background after 3 union days (Constitution, III, A, 1, a)
  • A strike vote requires 75% approval of those affected by the strike (Constitution, XI, E)
  • You can propose a referendum to amend the constitution with the signatures of 10% of members in good standing (Constitution, XVIII, A, 1)
  • The Health and retirement plans will not automatically merge. SAG-AFTRA will have to do more hard work. (Feasibility Review, p. 2)
  • There is no guarantee that merging Health & Retirement plans will save the unions and their members money (Feasibility Review)
I plan on voting for the merger and urging the resulting SAG-AFTRA leadership to cut costs where possible.  The primary benefits of the merger should be general cost savings, not increases.  The merger will mean one fewer HR department, one fewer Finance department, fewer board members and representatives, a smaller legal team, etc.

Cheers!

T

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J Edgar Photo

Here is a fantastic photo of me and Lea Coco from my scene in Clint Eastwood’s “J Edgar”:

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New Demo Reel with Footage from J. Edgar!

With J. Edgar out in theaters, I have (a little) new footage for my Reel Page!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiBA8FyB0ow

Now the demo includes Clint Eastwood’s latest piece, a scene from Leverage directed by Jonathan Frakes, my role as Lars in The Start-Ups, Devin Maurer‘s Someplace Better Than Here, and  Thanks for Dying.

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VIDEO: My One-Man Improvised Musical!

Last Saturday, Team North Dakota (Tom Christensen) took on Team Florida (Erik Voss, Adam Bowers, Zach Huddleston, Brandon Barrick, Filup Molina, Ryan Moulton, Eddie Geller, Adam Wasser, Eric Schackne, and Lindsay Stidham)…and WON!

Here is the video (the real show starts at 2:40):

With the help of the wonderfully talented Scott Passarella improvising on the keys, I performed my first solo improv, and it was a mindblowingly joyful experience.  Please come out and support Team North Dakota when We take on Rhode Island on May 21st, 11:30 PM at iO West!

The United States of Improv tournament was created by Zach Pizza and Kyle Duncan Graham