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Mon, 07/11/2016 - 10:23

URGENT CALL TO ACTION!!!
State Senate Plans to Debate Film Tax Credit This Thursday!

We have learned that members of the State Senate in opposition of the Film and Television Incentive program may make attempts to file amendments that would dismantle the incentive this Thursday, July 14 during a debate on a House Economic Development bill.

This latest threat to the Film & Television Program is very real and we need you to take action.

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:31

TV/Theatrical Rates Increase as of July 1

As of Friday, July 1, TV/Theatrical rates go up as noted below:

Day Performer: $933
Daily Stunt Performer: $933
Daily Stunt Coordinator (less than flat deal): $933

Weekly Performer: $3239
Weekly Stunt Performer: $3479
Weekly Stunt Coordinator (less than flat deal): $3479

Background Actors: $162
Special Ability/Photo Doubles: $172
Stand-Ins: $189

Start: 07/09/2016 - 7:00am
End: 07/11/2016 - 6:59am

Boston Straeon July Weekend Intensive, July 9-10

Join Boston Straeon for its July Weekend Intensive Workshop. Members receive a 20 percent discount.

When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, July 9
10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday, July 10

Where: Mount Ida College-Alumnae Hall
777 Dedham Street
Newton, MA 02459

Fee: With SAG-AFTRA discount cost is $239. This event is free for first time auditors; returning auditors pay $50.

Start: 06/15/2016 - 5:00pm
End: 06/16/2016 - 12:00am

Audition Critique with Anne Baker will be held Wednesday, June 15.   

Members will have the opportunity to meet one on one with Casting Director, Ann Baker.  Each member will have a 20 minute session during which time you will present an on-camera audition.  In addition to feedback, you will receive information on:

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 13:04

ABC Casting Department is Now Accepting Submissions for ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase – New York, Deadline June 3

As part of its ongoing effort to discover and develop diverse talent and actors with disabilities, the ABC Casting Department will hold auditions for consideration for the 38th ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase.

Selected participants perform in a one night showcase for casting directors, talent agents, managers and other industry professionals.

Start: 05/27/2016 - 2:00am
End: 05/27/2016 - 4:00am

SAG-AFTRA Contracts: Demystified, May 26

Yes, you can afford to use professional actors in your low budget project. Shooting your project under a SAG-AFTRA agreement has never been easier; we have a contract for every budget level. Let us walk you through the signatory process of the Short Film Agreement and the Ultra-Low Budget Agreement and show you how easy it is to work with these contracts. The workshop will also highlight other simple agreements you can sign to use professional actors in your student films and webisodes.

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 14:40

Hundreds of supporters of the film and television industry and the tax incentive program were at the State House in Boston today to urge state legislators to keep the incentive in place as it is now.

A number of proposals have been filed to dismantle or weaken the program. The Legislature is now debating the state budget, where opponents in the past have tried to attack the program.

If you were not at the State House today please:

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