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Can a Non-Union Actor Submit for Representation to a Talent Agency That is Union Franchised?

By , January 08, 2024
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Acting is a competitive field, and many aspiring actors look for representation from talent agencies to help them land acting roles. However, some actors are non-union while others are union-affiliated. This distinction can create confusion and questions regarding which talent agencies non-union actors can submit to. Can a non-union actor submit for representation to a talent agency that is union franchised?

The short answer is yes, a non-union actor can submit for representation to a talent agency that is union franchised. However, the representation process can be different for union and non-union actors, and there are several important factors to consider.

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Theatre Business

How, Why & When to Join Actor’s Equity Association

By 2, February 13, 2023
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Whether or not to join the main acting unions - AEA and SAG-AFTRA  - is a burning question many new actors face, akin to signing with a talent agent. One of the first questions that I get asked by performers at the beginning of their careers is, “How do I join the unions?” They are aware that being in the union is a desirable goal but do not know much more about what joining it entails. My response has always been to start with these four steps:

  • Believe in your talent and that you will be successful
  • Make a commitment to daily work
  • Train with the best to advance your skills
  • Go after getting your own performance work
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Film TV Business

How, When & Why to Join SAG-AFTRA

By 2, February 06, 2023
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A common question amongst burgeoning actors contemplating joining SAG-AFTRA is how to go about doing it. While “How do I join the actor’s unions?” seems like a simple enough question, the answer is anything but. The best advice I can provide when it comes to this topic is to begin with these four steps:

  • Believe in your talent and that you will be successful
  • Make a commitment to daily work
  • Train with the best to advance your skills
  • Go after getting your own performance work
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Marketing Tools Business

An Introduction to Using Vision Boards for Performing Artists

By , January 30, 2023
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A vision board is a visual representation of your goals, aspirations, and dreams. It can be a physical board, a digital collage, or even just a list of written goals, but the idea is to create a tangible representation of what you want to achieve in your life. Using visualization techniques is vital to manifesting your performance career goals and a vision board is a super place to start.

The process of creating a vision board involves identifying your goals and aspirations and then finding images, quotes, and other elements that represent those goals and help to inspire and motivate you. Some people choose to focus on specific areas of their life, such as career, relationships, or personal growth, while others take a more holistic approach and include a wide range of goals and aspirations.

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