I HAVE BREAKING NEWS! OK, I’ll start from the beginning… Our How To Taft-Hartley Yourself video is one of our most popular videos, because it provides actionable tips that you can use to help get yourself into the film and TV actors’ union, SAG-AFTRA.
Now there are some changes afoot. I attended a members-only seminar last week at SAG-AFTRA specifically pertaining to the low budget new media contracts. We were notified that SAG-AFTRA will no longer be processing Taft-Hartley reports for low budget new media projects.
I repeat: SAG-AFTRA will no longer be processing Taft-Hartley reports for low budget new media projects.
OK… so, don’t freak out. You won’t get a Taft-Hartley, but you can still become eligible to join SAG-AFTRA. Check out the video for the steps you can take to not only produce your own content, but get into the union too!
In addition, producers will no longer be facing any Preference of Employment fines for using non-union talent. This is HUGE news for both actors and producers alike, because it actually makes creating low-budget projects easier! You can download the info sheet I received from SAG-AFTRA at the seminar here.
Now, please remember that I am not a representative of SAG-AFTRA, and I am certainly not recommending that you join the union before you’re ready. I am a huge proponent of joining the union when YOU reach that critical point in your career. Click here to get my thoughts on when the best time is for YOU to join SAG-AFTRA.
And have you RSVP’d for our Red Carpet Launch on June 6th yet?! This party is looking so great on our end and we are beyond excited. I’ll give you a hint: gift bags. Another hint: free vodka. Click here to RSVP! (Have I mentioned it’s free?!?)
Do you have a juicy question you want me to cover in a future episode of GuruTips for Actors? I’ll be answering YOUR questions every few weeks, so be sure to send them in to [email protected]!
Can’t wait to see your new media projects!