When I made my first SAG short film, I was completely overwhelmed. It was my first time working with a real crew, renting a location, and working with union actors.
The hardest thing about working with SAG wasn't any individual to-do item or form or rule. It was that I had to figure it all out during the stress of pre-production.
I wanted to spend my precious time on creative decisions -- not spending hours reading random pages on the SAG website, waiting for SAG to respond to my emails, and, worst of all, reading through legal contracts that were not written for human beings.
Whenever I thought that I had a handle on things, a question or a problem would pop up and it would take me hours to figure it out.
If you’re like me, then you probably have a lot of questions:
And... DOES EVERYONE ACTUALLY FOLLOW ALL OF THESE RULES!?
I created the resource that I wish I had when I started producing (since then I've produced three SAG short films, a SAG ultra low budget feature, and many union commercials).
I wanted to help other producers get through it without going through it the hard way. It’s designed specifically for indie producers that are working with small budgets and don't have dozens of hours to figure out how to deal with SAG.
The guide will cover all of the topics above and many more:
We'll go over the four main low-budget SAG contracts:
Included in your purchase:
And each section includes "In Practice" commentary that tells you how other indie producers are handling things so you're not flying blind.
The guide has over 70 pages of information and commentary, but if you're in a hurry and just need to get the ball rolling, there's a Quickstart section that can get you started within the next hour.
I’m only charging $25 for the guide.
When you think about how much your time is worth, I think that you’ll find it’s an insanely good deal at that price, even if it only saves you three hours of research and a few late nights of frustration.
In addition to the 70+ pages of actionable information on how to navigate SAG, you’ll also receive a step-by-step checklist with everything you need to stay on track of the entire process.
(and if you're in a hurry, you can skip ahead to the “quick start” section and get your application rolling in the next 30 minutes).