When a company or production house or ad agency has a job to fill, we see all sorts of rates for these projects. Some projects pay very well, some pay horribly and some are in a mix of unknown because the usage is not identified clearly. When hiring a talent, you do not just pay […]
Mark and Wendy Whiner are not welcome in the Entertainment Industry – Stop Complaining
Remember the Saturday Night Live skit from way back when which featured Mark and Wendy Whiner? Anything and everything they experienced in life they had to complain about it, non stop. In the entertainment industry, no one wants to hear a whiner. If you’ve got complaints, work it out, don’t go to your agent, cd, […]
What is FiCore?
Around the world, talent and at times production and clients are unaware of what FiCore is. Learn from this video: Even if you have a SAG-AFTRA production, you legally can hire non-union talent If you have a non-union production, you are welcome to hire a union talent, but if the talent lies about their union […]
The Only Way to get Paid a Higher Rate is to not Accept Low Rate Jobs
Talent of all genres have struggled for years to get better paying rates for jobs. Unfortunately the rates have been sliding downward for some time. What can we do to fix them? You as the people who get paid for the jobs need to put your foot down and state you will only work the […]
Can a Production Require All Talent Hired to be Current Union Members? Meaning SAG-AFTRA or Ficore?
The short answer is no. No, no, no! How do I know? I called SAG-AFTRA months ago and had a long discussion with them. If you receive an audition request or posting requesting talent who are only “union” talent, meaning SAG-AFTRA or Ficore, submit anyway even if you are not a union talent. A union […]
Sticking to Commitments & Not Emailing Your Agent Every Hour
In the entertainment industry, everything is rush rush until you are booked, then you as a talent are stuck waiting for details for said shoot. Additionally if you are put on hold, first refusal or are pinned it’s the same situation. Behind the scenes, we cannot see what is happening, in the end these people […]