Recently, as there seems to be almost every week, another conglomerate gets into the game of monetizing or investing in the ability and future reality of content creation. So now Amazon, not so long ago, dumped a bunch of money into the commitment of 6 Comedy Pilot orders. And while this is GREAT news in so many ways it is also causing quite a bit Continue reading
Well I just finished covering this subject at The Actors’ Network, but wanted to blog about it in a slightly different fashion. We use phrases like “Monday morning quarterback” and “Hindsight is 20/20″ to remind ourselves that when it is over or past…it is easy to know Continue reading
Here is the second such entry on my series regarding where we are after the newly MERGED unions of SAG-AFTRA. The subject of this post is very clear, WAY overdue, and going to become on of the main 3 reasons actors either survive or don’t…in my opinion. Continue reading
I’ve saved this for next to last, because I do think in the end, this is the subject that has divided us more recently on the subject or concept of merger as opposed to the reasons that lead to the creation of the two different unions. Because so many years have passed and the differences were so stark for so long, it is hard to imagine them together. And again with the number of dollars that have put away into Pension and Health plans it becomes a daunting task to consider how, why or what is best. But again, the great equalizer is technology, and what I first want to discuss is the amount of work potentially BEING LOST the money potentially BEING LOST because of fragmentation of contracts…in the face of New Media. Continue reading
Well, OK perhaps actually becoming an attorney is a bit much; however reading and rereading your UNsigned contracts is an absolute MUST. Continue reading
You have a camera. You have a great idea. You know a guy at a great high traffic site who promised to post your hot new show as soon as it was done!
Making a webisode is easy.
Kind of. But keep in mind that in order to do a webisode and post it online with even one SAG actor, you need to file the production through SAG and use a New Media contract. Yup. SAG has a new media contract. Continue reading