TITLE

Why You Should Read Your Contract

AUTHOR(S)
McGuire, Mitchell
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Back Stage East;5/31/2007, Vol. 48 Issue 22, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the importance of reading a contract for actors before singing it. It is noted that actors should read contracts carefully in order to bargain more fully on rights. If any discrepancy is found in a contract, then the actor should call an agent to get advice on crossing special clauses like AFTRA and the Screen Actors Guild. The director of television at AFTRA, David Besbris, suggests to pay particular attention to matters like crediting and overscale payments.
ACCESSION #
25306785

 

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