#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Being TOUGH.

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#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – What’s Fi-Core?

Rounding out my union series… Let’s talk fi-core. Financial Core allows employees to work in a union environment without becoming full members. It is a federal law and SAG has to play ball with it. Actors go Fi-Core for a lot of reasons, but the bottom line becomes: they can legally work non-union jobs. They […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Union vs Non Union: why?

This is a big question for indie productions — not just howto go union (which I covered here) but also should wego union. My answer is yes. Always. For a few reasons: Your talent is stronger You’re protecting your cast by agreeing to adhere to union rules Your production is professional For short project agreements […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday Navigating Your Indie Project Through SAG-AFTRA

How do you get through SAG red tape? – Ben Roethig Thank you so much to my supporters at patreon.com/katehackettwho help make posts like these possible. If you’d like to join me on Patreon, I’d love to have you: you get BTS, weekly posts about the industry, and way more. If you have questions you […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Moving to Los Angeles?

If a person isn’t in LA but wants to get into the film industry, how necessary is LA?— Meg Thank you so much to my supporters at patreon.com/katehackettwho help make videos like these possible. If you’d like to join me on patreon, I’d love to have you: you get BTS, weekly posts about the industry, […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Filming Stress!

What’s the best way you have found to handle the stress that pops up while filming? – Jairo Thank you so much to my supporters at patreon.com/katehackettwho help make videos like these possible. If you’d like to join me on patreon, I’d love to have you: you get BTS, weekly posts about the industry, and […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Would I get Naked for a role?!

Today we’re talking about something that’s incredibly personal to actors — your comfort zone — and I answer the age ol’ question: would I get naked for a part. How much do you push, where do you go? And I want to say up front that my answer might not be another artist’s answer…

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Is Facebook Killing Comedy?

Welcome to #FemaleFilmmakerFriday! Today I’m going to talk about how Facebook is killing comedy — this is a big topic and one I may branch into other posts because it does get pretty unwieldy.  First, check out this link —   splitsider.com/2018/02/how-facebook-is-killing-comedy/ The crux of this argument is basically that Facebook has squeezed out other website […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – BUDGETS!

Alright! Budgets! How does THIS work when we’re talking about filmmaking? I like to put everything into an enormous, flexible spreadsheet doc. I think it’s really valuable for you guys to be able to actually see what it looks like, so this is a blank version of what I use: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KHFmOiQlQ46lqyyUNy5poNtE84VYJTR-dvRZNHyPa88/edit?usp=sharing It’s a lot, right? […]

#FemaleFilmmakerFriday – Producing While Acting

Do you have any tips/tricks for producing yourself as an actor?  Huge thank you to all my Patreon supporters who make posts like this possible! If you like what you read here, please consider joining us at patreon.com/katehackett  In in ideal world, the solution to this is simply: delegate, delegate, delegate. You want to surround […]