Why You Should Read Your Contract

McGuire, Mitchell
May 2007
Back Stage East;5/31/2007, Vol. 48 Issue 22, p8
Trade Publication
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.


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