For the past ten years, anyone looking for work in theatre, film, video and television in the tri-state area knew of Brian Dragonuk and his Yahoo!-distributed emails.
Ten years ago, Brian was a film extra, who watched actors on the sets share jobs postings by scribbling down notices and passing them around. It gave him an idea. He had no computer skills, could barely type, but he went to the public library, and there, someone showed him how to set up a Yahoo! Group. From that humble start, Brian’s emails, often quickly posted from a job on the nearest computer he could find, became a popular daily connection to finding work and today are subscribed to by more than 10,000 people.
For years, Brian had a vision for a Web site. and on Sunday, November 22nd, his vision was realized with the launch of DragonukConnects.com, the flashy new home to his jobs notices, industry announcements and career building resources along with a new searchable talent data base that includes headshots, resumes, audio and video demo reels for use by casting agents.
Brian will continue to email jobs postings through DragonukConnects. Any subscribers to Brian’s Film, Theatre and Productions Yahoo! Groups, must re-subscribe to DragonukConnects to continue receiving the notices. Here’s the link. Brian expects to discontinue his Yahoo! Groups as early as November 30th.
Brian, who continues to be a busy actor in films and commercials, is a born mentor, and a generous friend to many in the entertainment industry. He has helped to start and guide many careers, and your writer’s is one of them. When theatre actors asked for their own group, Brian allowed me to work on Brian’s Theatre News, which connected me to many theatre companies, and eventually led me here to DC Theatre Scene.
And so I join the thousands of people today who are cheering the fact the Brian Dragonuk is now on the Web, and urge anyone wishing to work in theatre, film and video to take advantage of the resources waiting for you on DragonukConnects.
Paula Rehr says
I coordinate a non-profit volunteer singing group and we’re trying to put out audition announcements. Is it possible to get listed on your electronic newsletter? If so, what should I do to get the information to you?
Thanks so much!