Important Contract Workshops; Plus SAG Casting Notices Via Twitter

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Important Contract Workshops; Plus SAG Casting Notices Via Twitter
Start: 09/12/2009 - 7:00pm
End: 09/13/2009 - 12:00am

[1] Reel Women Workshop in Austin – Big Budget Production issues on a Micro Budget
[2] SWAMP & TALA present: Business of Film Conference 2009
[3] Get a Leg Up on Casting – 24/7


[1] Reel Women Workshop in Austin – Big Budget Production issues on a Micro Budget

When: 1-4 p.m., Saturday, September 12

Where: Picture Box Studio
701 Tillery, Suite A-7
Austin, TX  78702
(near East 7th and Pleasant Valley Streets)

Panel of Experts:
Linda Dowell, SAG Regional Branch Division Executive Director
Megan Gilbride, Producer of The Cassidy Kids, Lover of Hate, Sunshine
Deena Kalai, Entertainment Attorney
Heather Collier, Owner of the Collier Talent Agency
(Some panelists will be available from 2 – 3 p.m. to speak one-on-one)

Reservations: RSVP to reelwomen@reelwomen.org

[2] SWAMP & TALA present: Business of Film Conference 2009

When
: Noon-5 p.m., Saturday, September 12

Where: Rice University
Rice Media Center
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX  77005
(713) 522-4674

This information-packed conference features panels and discussions with professionals from the film, legal and financial worlds that address a wide range of topics, including:

•    Starting an LLC or LLP for your Production Company
•    Taxes: What Every Independent Producer Needs to Know
•    Casting SAG: Beyond the Contract (Trish Avery, SAG Houston and Dallas/Ft. Worth Assistant Executive Director)
•    IndieGoGo.com - Social Networking for Filmmakers
•    Copyright & Licensing for Film, TV and New Media
•    Music Rights (& Wrongs)
•    Distributing and Marketing Short Films
•    Make Your Movie! The Producers Panel
•    New Trends In Media Law
•    New Media and the Future of Independent Filmmaking
•    Ask An Attorney
•    Ask an Accountant

Cost: $50 General Public, $40 SWAMP, TALA members and students

For more information go to:
http://www.swamp.org/bizoffilm.html

[3] Get a Leg Up on Casting – 24/7

Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston Branch members can now get up-to-the-minute information on Texas and regional castings. For our computer savvy members, go to Twitter.com and ask to join the TxSAGNetwork. This is a members-only site providing casting information and notices to members of SAG around the clock.

For those not so up to speed on social networking, take some time to read about Twitter and you’ll soon realize it is not too complicated to sign yourself up. You will be able to adjust your own settings to keep your information “private” if you choose, and you have the option to go online to read the TxSAGNetwork posts or to enable the mobile device feature to have casting information sent to your mobile device via text messages.

The Texas staff is excited to provide this opportunity to members and welcomes your feedback at ldowell@sag.org. Sign up, stay tuned, and break a leg!