Los Angeles — The Screen Actors Guild New Media staff recently facilitated two separate educational events for members and new media producers, both on the evening of September 7.
The first program, a joint effort by SAG New Media, SAG’s Organizing Department, and the member-led Hollywood MOVE Committee, was the second installment in a series of classes entitled “Digital Media Production 101,” presented by Lisa Osborne of Jigsaw Global. Formerly of the AFI Digital Content Lab, Osborne created Jigsaw as a digital media education and consulting company with a mission to introduce media professionals to the best practices, tools and contacts in the digital media industry.
Attended by SAG members and producers signed to the SAG New Media Agreement, the class covered the basics of website and app development, from creative conception and design to development and launch. Osborne showed attendees real world examples of documents and images created during actual development projects, helping attendees better understand some of the more abstract concepts of the digital development process.
Also that night, staff presented a discussion covering SAG’s New Media Agreement for the students of WebTV Workshop, a Los Angeles-based professional school focused on teaching the art and business of new media content production. As the evening’s guest speaker, SAG Business Representative Maria Timpani walked students through the New Media Agreement signatory process, covering the Agreement’s flexible rules and working conditions and what producers need to do to sign the contract.
SAG New Media plans to continue its educational efforts, reaching out to both producers and SAG members. Screen Actors Guild strongly believes that an educated workforce is a more professional, valuable, and productive workforce, generating greater business activity and employment opportunities for SAG members.
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