Welcome to the spring issue of the 695 Quarterly. This marks the beginning of the fifth year of this publication, which is a remarkable achievement in itself.
The success of this periodical would not be possible without the determined work and support of the co-editors, the Executive Board of Local 695 and our publisher, IngleDodd Media.
When Richard Lightstone, Eric Pierce and David Waelder first met in October 2008 to formulate the mission of this publication, our mandate was to inform the entertainment industry on everything that the membership of this Local does.
The three of us divided up the tasks of putting this magazine together.
We also have to thank our regular contributing authors: Laurence Abrams, Scott D. Smith, Ben Betts and Jim Tanenbaum.
Thanks as well to those who have taken the time and energy to write compelling and informative articles over the last four years. They include Jay Patterson, Andy Rovins, Jeff Erdmann, Adam Blantz, Douglas Axtell, Jon Taylor, Robert Janiger, Tim Song Jones, Lee Orloff, Willie Burton, Ian Kelly, Steve Nelson, Thomas Brandau and Simon Hayes.
We will continue to bring you instructive, illuminating and entertaining articles on everything 695.
Eric Pierce, Richard Lightstone and David Waelder