Ellen Needs Insurance
November 12, 2022 4:23 PM   Subscribe

'Ellen Needs Insurance' is the real story of an actor in her quest to get coverage Ellen is a Screen Actors Guild member who's $800 or so short in acting earnings this year to get insurance. When she can't get enough gigs, well....create your own! Which is to say, make a film about trying to get insurance and hire others in the same situation. Fundraising efforts can be found here.
posted by jenfullmoon (3 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Very cool project for a worthwhile cause! Reminds me of the Angela Lansbury story that circulated recently about her regularly casting older actors on “Murder, She Wrote” so they could keep their SAG insurance.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:39 PM on November 12, 2022 [7 favorites]

Its kind of sad that this has to happen at all. I suppose it helps that she appears to be white?

which is kind of sad too if you think about it.

Despite that, it seems like a creative and fun project that would probably make the world a better place in some small way, however fleeting, if it were to be fully funded.
posted by some loser at 7:18 PM on November 13, 2022

I thought the promo clip was so entertaining, I'd like to see what they come up with, so I chipped in a bit.
posted by oh.that.courtney at 10:31 PM on November 13, 2022

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