As promised, here are some photographs from the SAG member education panel we did in New York on Tuesday evening.
The name of the panel was "What’s in it for Me? Acting in Low Budget Independent Film," and was designed to educate SAG actors about working under the low budget agreements and about the state of the indie film industry in general.
We had a standing-room-only crowd at the event, which was held at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
The panel was moderated by SAG’s new National Director, Organizing Todd Amorde and the participants were producer Jay Van Hoy (whose latest film Old Joy opened to fantastic reviews in NY this week), casting director Adrienne Stern, SAG’s Senior Manager of Television/Theatrical Contracts Ron Bennett, actor and filmmaker Peter Riegert, and me.
Peter was the hit of the evening as he regaled the audience with stories about Animal House and his own recent forays into writing and directing low budget indies (including an Academy Award nomination on his very first film!).
No word on whether or not he sports 12 hour erections…