Financial Core Research

SAG-AFTRA: Get The Facts About Financial Core Actor’s EquityFinancialCorepage US Department of Labor Report Filed by SAG 2017 The Financial Core Handbook by Mark McIntire. Sharequest Publishing, 15th Edition updated in 2004. Mr. McIntire is also the President of the Financial Core Foundation, a Professor of Philosophy at UC Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College and…

Union Financial Core

Maybe your agent mentioned it as a possibility. Maybe you heard it was a way to pay less dues. Maybe you’ve noticed the increase in non-union jobs out there. Maybe you’ve heard of some big name actors who are financial core such as Jon Voight. Maybe you saw a notice like this one at the…

SAG and AFTRA Merger

SAG and AFTRA merged into one union in 2012.  The merger was hotly contested and there was no shortage of union propaganda on both sides of the issue.  At the time, Bizparentz prepared this document in hopes of educating young performers (who were voting) and their parents.  Even today, we believe this document helps families…

Motion Capture Movie Contracts

MOTION CAPTURE AND MOVIE CONTRACTS James Pinchak, ESQ. New technology, motion performance also known as motion capture, performance capture ,“mo cap,” has caused unforeseen problems in drafting contracts between producers and performers in regard to motion picture agreements. Apparently, there is no case law or arbitration’s that have set any precedents in this area. SAG-AFTRA…

Who Do You Believe?

We’ve heard rumblings that some people think the topic of scams in the talent industry is controversial and unclear. There are those who will claim to be against scams, but who seem to pick and choose among the same business models which individual businesses they support. There are those who will claim to be against…

SLAPP Lawsuit Summary

Nedgam Productions, Edge 1 Productions v. BizParentz and Anne Henry In 2009, Bizparentz was sued for defamation along with Disney/ABC News, and three Better Business Bureaus. We were sued in Connecticut (where we have never done business and have never even visited!). This kind of lawsuit is called a SLAPP suit — Strategic Lawsuit Against…