The University of Iowa

Media Masters Webinar Series: Working With Talent
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Presenters: Joni Tackette, Owner, Joni Tackette Casting and Maureen O’Brien, Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA Missouri Valley Local

In this session two-hour session, Joni will explain how to conduct casting sessions to find local and national talent and offer a few tips on matching an actor’s abilities to the role you’re seeking. Maureen will discuss the benefits of hiring union performers and share an overview of the rates and guidelines for working with the SAG-AFTRA office, with some advice about performer contracts for feature and short films as well as digital series productions. The session also will summarize a recent report called “The Safe Way Forward,” which includes Covid-19 safety guidelines and was developed by SAG-AFTRA with DGA, IATSE and the Teamsters. Please come with lots of questions about working with talent.

See the event website for details and to learn more about the presenters. 


Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 10:00am
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319
Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
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Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs