There seems to be an iron wall between a screen artist and work. There are too many actors, writers, crew persons, and too few jobs. Added to that, none of the screen trade artists are encouraged to actively chart their own course. It is a profession where the middle man rules and we are encouraged to wait by the phone or just stay on the sidelines and wait. The Co-op concept encourages actors to circumvent the statues quo by working together to improve our skill sets, market our brand ourselves, and give each other support to batter down the wall.