News Flash! The cast of Downton Abbey wins the SAG Award for best acting. Howzat? The announcement was made the same night History Channel debuted “Sons of Liberty” which is all about taxation without representation. Well, I’ve got news for you SAG members. Your tax dollars are going to pay for the salaries of the non-SAG actors, writers, directors and crew of Downton. What? Do you think that the UK’s Carnival Film and Television lets PBS broadcast it for free?
This has outraged me for years. Every dollar of the PBS budget should be spent on American production in America. But my dear SAG members, not only do they take your tax dollars to pay UK talent, every evening they ask you to donate more. Hugh Bonneville gets a job and you get a tote bag.
And one more thing…”Sons of Liberty” was made in Romania.