SAG-AFTRA Indie Contracts (October 2018)

This event took place on Oct 23, 2018

$15 to register
$10 for Forum members

Duration: 1h 30m
Instructor: Chris Comte


Experience Level: All

Limited to 25 participants

Have you ever wanted to hire SAG-AFTRA performers for a project, but were frightened away by the prospect of filling out “All that union paperwork”? Are you new to filmmaking and curious about the various low-budget agreements offered? The SAG-AFTRA Indie Theatrical and New Media Agreements have been created specifically to accommodate the needs of student & emerging filmmakers. In this workshop SAG-AFTRA staff & members will discuss the process of walking producers, directors, talent and students through these contracts from “A to Z”! Get the “inside scoop” on how you can hire union talent for your next production!

Topics Will Include:
-Importance of adding talent into any proposed project’s budget
-Informed discussion of basic Union contracts & their benefits
-“Raising the bar of legitimacy” by hiring TOP industry professionals

This workshop is a “must attend” for producers, directors, actors and film school students interested in educating themselves on the ease of using SAG-AFTRA contracts to hire the most highly skilled professionals available for future film and internet projects

More info here.

Chris Comte

Chris Comte

Christopher has a long and broad range of experience spanning more than 30 years in the Entertainment industry: as an actor in more than 50 theatrical productions, including at professional companies such as The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, and Bathhouse Theatre in Seattle, as well as numerous regional credits; appearances in television programs such as “Northern Exposure”, “Medicine Ball”, and “The Fugitive”; in addition to directing, producing, and working in various administrative capacities for non-profit arts organizations. He has been on-staff with the AFTRA and SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local Office since 2005 where he has held the positions of Membership Coordinator, and currently Contracts Administrator, covering the Pacific Northwest region. He serves on the board of directors of Annex Theatre Company, and is a delegate to the Seattle Theatrical Federation and the Martin Luther King, Jr. County Labor Council.

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