Who We Are
What is SAGindie?
SAGindie promotes the working relationship between professional actors and passionate independent filmmakers. Since its formation in 1997, SAGindie has been traveling to film festivals, trade shows, and conventions spreading the word: Just because your film isn’t produced by a studio doesn’t mean you can’t use professional talent. As a free resource, SAGindie offers filmmakers clarity and kinship by guiding them through the SAG-AFTRA signatory process, making it even easier to hire professional actors, regardless of budget. SAGindie is made possible by a grant from the SAG-AFTRA Producers Industry Advancement & Cooperative Fund.
What is SAG-AFTRA?
Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists: An organization of professional performers dedicated to truth, justice, and the pursuit of “motivation.” SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists, and other media professionals. Your favorite action star/leading lady/talk show host? Yep, chances are they’re in SAG-AFTRA. Get more info at sagaftra.org.
Darrien Michele Gipson
Darrien Michele Gipson is the Executive Director of SAGindie. An M.F.A. recipient from the Peter Stark Producers Program… read more
Shefali grew up in Northern California with a bunch of tech nerds, including her parents. She then went on to study Film Production… read more
Manager of Development and Sponsorship
Eliza was born with a vestigial tail! Her parents took her around the world in a traveling show… read more
New York Consultant
Michael is an independent director, producer, screenwriter, and designer. He founded and currently runs Plug Ugly Films… read more
Questions about SAGindie?
Check out our updated FAQ.
No, really. Check it out. We have gone to great expense to hire the top comedy writers in Hollywood to ensure that the FAQ is both entertaining and informative.
Besides, if you call with a question that is answered in the FAQ we will mock you without mercy.
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