Actors and filmmakers in the Treasure Valley gathered for a “boot camp” in Boise, Idaho, on Nov. 9. Organized and hosted by the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Conservatory, featured instructors included actor, screenwriter and certified financial instructor Randy Reese, Directors Guild of America member and local director Tom Logan, and SAG-AFTRA Senior Business Representative Chris Comte.
Reese’s presentation focused on the business of acting and included relevant tax information specific to those in the creative industry. Logan gave a lively demonstration of best auditioning practices and what directors look for in an audition, and even coached actors through a fake commercial audition. Comte broke down the process of working with SAG-AFTRA as a low-budget — or even “no-budget” — indie filmmaker, educating the audience on the rewards of being a SAG-AFTRA signatory filmmaker.
Seattle Local Board member April Raine, who resides in Boise, viewed the event as a great success and expressed hopes for strengthening the film and television industry in Idaho with more SAG-AFTRA-sponsored events.
Photo: Director Tom Logan answers questions from attendees at the SAG-AFTRA Seattle Conservatory-sponsored Boise Actors Boot Camp on Nov. 9.
- Local News