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Nov. 09, 2019 - 10 AM to 5 PM MT

Capital City Event Center, 622 W Idaho Street, Boise, ID 83702

When:  Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10AM - 5PM

Where:  Capital Event Center -622 W Idaho Street, Boise, ID 83702

Cost:  Free to SAG-AFTRA members, $25 for non-members

RSVP: Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP. 

Boise area actors, don’t miss this incredible hands-on intensive day devoted to YOU! The SAG-AFTRA Seattle Conservatory presents a full-day immersive “boot camp” focusing on career development, honing your technique, and expanding your knowledge-base!

This full-day workshop will feature the following professional industry presenters:

10:00 a.m. Randall Reese – The Business of Acting – An Overview

Actors make choices; both in their performances and in the maintenance of their careers. In this workshop Reese will cover a number of business-related topics, including:

Are you an Employee or an Independent Contractor? Although productions are supposed to classify talent and crew as employees, many still 1099 them. What you should do if that's the case from a talent perspective.

If you are classified as a 1099, what are the tax implications and deductions can you take.

If you are classified as an employee, what are the new tax rules affecting employees.

Whether establishing a loan out corporation is worth the effort.

A native of Western New York, Reese has performed in the internationally acclaimed improv comedy troupe ComedySportz since 1993. He began his screenwriting career in 2007 and his work has won regional, national and international awards. He moved to Boise, Idaho in 2011 and continues to act, write and perform. A Certified Financial Education Instructor, in 2018 Reese started Back2One, a film accounting and financial consulting business.

11:30 a.m. Tom Logan – How We Cast And Why We Cast That Way.

What directors and producers like and dislike about you and your performance in an audition. Attendees will be given a statistical analysis of who we cast based on 40-plus years of research, observation, and experience. If time allows, the presentation will also include a demonstration of practical strategies designed to “up your game” in the audition process.

Logan is a Coeur d’Alene-based DGA director who has directed over 300 national/international commercials, dozens of feature films, many movies-for-television and many episodes of TV shows. He is a member of the DGA, SAG-AFTRA, and Equity. Before becoming a full-time director, he had regular series roles in many TV shows, principal roles in many films, etc, and performed in dozens of commercials. He was also in dozens of Equity shows. He no longer acts and now writes/produces/directs most of his own projects.

1:30 p.m. – Lunch and networking

2:30 p.m. Chris Comte – Contracts 101

As the 21st Century media landscape continues to change SAG-AFTRA agreements are evolving quickly to meet everyone’s needs. SAG-AFTRA staff will be on-hand to walk you through a variety of media agreements: low-budget theatrical, New Media, commercials, and corporate/educational.

Topics covered will include: rates & usage fees, general terms and conditions, how producers AND performers who self-produce can sign a project to a SAG-AFTRA agreement – and much more!

Comte has been involved in the performance and entertainment industries for more than 30 years. He is a member of Actors Equity Association and has worked throughout the Pacific Northwest in theatrical, film, television, and commercial productions. He joined the staff of the AFTRA Seattle Local in 2005 and is currently the Senior Business Representative for the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Local.

RSVP: Reservations are required. Click here to RSVP. 

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