TWIN CITIES LOCAL FILM/TV PRODUCTION NEWS
Director of TV/Theatrical in Chicago, Kathy Byrne, reports that, from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016, the following projects have been cast and shot in our local area (Minnesota and/or North or South Dakota) under a SAG-AFTRA contract:
The Nancy, Modified Low Budget
Two Devices Connected, Short Film
Gunn, Ultra Low Budget
Jackalope, Short Film
The Widow Cleans House, Short Film
My Best Girl, Short Film
In an Instant (14/15), TV Series
Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir, Special
If you have questions about contracts or need assistance in trying to “flip” non-union projects, please feel free to contact Kathy directly. Click here.
A Message from the Twin Cities Local 1st Vice President
Hang in there, fellow SAG-AFTRAns!
In these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever for union members to stay strong. Performers are a hardy bunch, and here in the Twin Cities we pride ourselves on being a genuine community that looks out for each other. Here’s what the local is working on right now: We’re currently trying to put together a local commercials code for our area that could increase our work significantly, particularly with regard to radio commercials. Also, the Co/Ed waiver has been a startling success. Sean Hennessey from the Chicago office reports 57 more jobs as a result of the waiver in 2016 alone. And while it’s not official, rumor has it that the HBO show Mogadishu, Minnesota that shot a pilot here last year is likely to be picked up, which would be great for all of us!
Finally, as a reminder, members have been gathering on the second Monday of each month at Bar Louie in Uptown to connect with and encourage each other over cocktails and snacks. If you’ve never been, go — a good time is had by most!
So hold tight to each other and to our belief that we’re all in this together. Yes we did and yes we can!
First Vice President, SAG-AFTRA Twin Cities Local