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Filming With Georgia Local Unions 101

The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Filming With Georgia Local Unions 101

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Have you been wondering where to start figuring out union requirements for your independent production to be filmed in Georgia? Should it be union or non-union?  What does it mean that Georgia is a ‘Right-To-Work’ state?  How much do I have to pay a union actor?  As a student or emerging filmmaker, your enthusiasm for your project may overshadow your knowledge of what the rules are to get it properly produced here in Georgia.  You may have everyone on your team revved up and ready to work for little or nothing for a quick and easy 3 or 5-day shoot.  And your project may not need to be a union production at all!  But what you may not realize is that for certain budget levels, using your local unions can save you money – and unanticipated problems – down the road.   


Of course, like with most of the departments – if you hire the right experienced line producer, they should know all of this and they’ll make it happen.  But as producer or director, YOU will need to understand what they’re talking about!  And here is your chance to get answers to some important questions.  Attending this session will give you leverage to know and understand what a union project looks like and how to prepare for it.


 Join us for a panel discussion about how to work with our local unions – SAG-AFTRA, IATSE, and the Teamsters to produce your independent film.  Moderated by TV and film producer DIANNE ASHFORD of Symmetry Entertainment (Motives 2, The Gospel, Ride Along), the panel will include local producers (who’ve been there and done that!) who will share their lessons learned and best practices for why it may be in your best interest to take a second look at upgrading your independent project to a union production.







COST:            $30 in advance
                      $35 at the door (space permitting)


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When & Where

Creative Studios of Atlanta, Suite E4
500 Bishop Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30318

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation

The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation is a Georgia 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and producers of the annual Georgia BigPictureCon (GABPC) Short Film Festival and the Film & Video Technology Conference.  For film festival or conference information, visit gabpc.com.

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