Unclaimed Coogan List

We prefer to call this the “unpaid wages” fund, because they aren’t really “unclaimed”.  Rather, they are wages that were not paid the child for a variety of reasons. In California, 15% of gross earnings are withheld from children by producers. The earnings are to be deposited directly into the child’s trust account by the…

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…

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…