Attention to all my film friends: Can you help us Save the Indian River Lagoon:
I miss all the fun.
This was the add on Facebook that was posted by a person named Karen Donahue who apparently was on her way to Michigan later that night. Probably to her new job at Fox News or some kind of great payola for selling her friends down the filthy, dirty, polluted river last week at South Florida Water Management. When I checked her out on Facebook we had 50 or so of the same friends. Since we have many mutual friends in the film industry who have watched me post about this issue for the last three years I’m sure they were quite surprised that one of their own basically screwed them and intentionally used them in a protest to hurt the Everglades.
In the end. Its didn’t hurt that much.
After I posted the article on Karen’s Page she said this:
“Don’t take the Bait.” This is how I know she is not innocent.
Then she posted “You know dear Karma is only a bitch if you are.”
Then she deleted all the posts
So I guess Karma really is a bitch if you are!
Here is the add:
“Political Rally Protesters needed!!
We could use up to 40 people for Rally Protesters this Thursday, April 2nd at 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
We will pay CASH of $75 per person at end of shoot. NO BREAKFAST
The address is: MUST BE REGISTERED and ON LIST TO GET PAID
South Florida Water Management District
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
Details: Basically to stand behind fence, holding banners or signs that will be provided. Clothing is almost anything!! Use common sense and don’t wear “club” outfits or gym clothes. Just wardrobe for a Political Rally. This couldn’t be any easier…………the only down side is an early start for West Palm Beach location. That is why we’re paying so well!!
Also Jason we have many friends in common.
“I don’t know anything about people being paid! These are real protestors”
Here are some of the great articles that followed:
“Big Sugar supporters hiring actors to pretend to protest is pathetic,” said Progress Florida Executive Director Mark Ferrulo. “Someone should ask who is paying for artificial sweetener to make polluting the Everglades and our drinking water easier to swallow.”
Please see the below screen grab of a Broward Acting Group’s Facebook post offering to pay for pretend protesters to back Big Sugar’s attempt to get out of the land deal they made with the State of Florida.”
Hysterical but pathetic.
More than 50 actors from a Broward County acting group were paid $75 each to protest outside the South Florida Water Management District on Thursday about a controversial land deal they knew little about.
A great article by our own Zaimarie De Guzman.
They were protesting about stopping the land grab! This is not a land grab. Its like opposite. If your going to be against something why not learn about it.
The protest was called by the Tea Party of Miami and Florida Citizens Against Waste, a recently formed group that has no contact information on its website and is not registered to do business in Florida.
I had a conversation with a person who was at the rally and very confused. He thought he was protesting the selling of the land because he didn’t want Big Sugar to make a profit and he was concerned about the “poor and homeless.” which as an actor in South Florida where the pickins are thin I’m sure he’s knows a lot about this. I felt badly for him but I also saw the light bulb go off in his head when he realized what a messed up thing he did.
Apparently, people pick up these jobs all the time through their group of Broward Actors. These guys need these jobs to make ends meet and I am in no way upset with them with the exception of two people.
How much of this has gone on. Is the Tea Party really a party or a bunch of hired actors? I hope so!
The big questions I have right now are these?
Who paid the Tea Party to pay these people? That needs to be investigated. Not the actors. Some of them thought they were filming a reenactment for a Tea Party Documentary.
To the people at
I also think it’s important that people step forward anonymously and let it be know what else they were told about the gig.
And thirdly, I’d like to know why there was no Craft Service Table. This is very bad form Tea Party. We all know part of the gig is providing good food for all.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The whole thing is really pathetic but funny and very telling. For the future if you want to know how to put on a great protest we can totally hook you up.