SAG New Media Contract [Was Re: Will Hollywood kill the web-only stars]
- It's time we re-ignite this very very old thread about unions.
I suggest you all read Rick Rey's blog post about the SAG New Media
Zod help us,
PS: This post is mostly for those people interested in making shows
and using talent (or even friends) who are members of SAG... most
personal vloggers aren't really going to be affected, lucky them :P
PPS: I'm going to be contacting SAG for clarification, and to see if
it's possible to make web series under the SAGIndie umbrella... but if
not, I propose we march our indie new media army to the next open SAG
meeting to express our opinions. I also agree with Rick Rey's idea to
send an open letter to SAG as well.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Steve Watkins" <steve@...> wrote:
> Wel I am a fan of unions in general. I just think there will be some
> growing pains if they try to apply this stuff to net video
> prematurely, especially as there is currently so much hype about
> internet video $$ which doesnt match the reality for most.
> So I do look forward to the day when unions get in the way of someone
> exploiting people whilst making lots of money, but do not look forward
> to the day that some small player with no money gets bullied out of
> this sphere by unions.
> Steve Elbow
> --- In email@example.com, "Jan McLaughlin"
> <jannie.jan@> wrote:
> > Is this a 'problem' for indie talent and technician? Or a blessing?
> > Health insurance, retirement benefits, fiscal protections from
> abuse, etc?
> > There either will or will not come a time when the things you
> produce are
> > popular enough to sustain real livings for lots and lots of
> > that entertainment tipping point happens, why not provide yourself
> and the
> > people you work with living wages and benefits?
> > Serious talent wishing to cross over to MSM will be folded into
> > those who don't want to play in the MSM sandbox will stand
> > looking in, but looking out to recruit new, hungry talent to feed
> the hungry
> > long tail of entertainment.
> > Jan