Free online educational programs with a networking component presented by the Missouri Film Office and the Missouri Motion Media Association.
We hope you can join us, each month in 2021, for virtual meet-ups bringing the filmmaking community together across the state. Each month there will be an educational session followed by networking time. Join our e-mail list to get details on each session.
SEPTEMBER SESSION: Working with SAG Contracts and a Casting Director
SAG-AFTRA negotiates contracts that cover the work of media professionals in front of a camera. Maureen O’Brien with SAG-AFTRA will talk to us about contract information and resources to help producers navigate this important part of the casting process. Joni Tackette will give insights into the casting process when working with a casting director.
Saturday, September 25th @ 10 A.M. – Working with SAG Contracts and a Casting Director
Maureen O’Brien is the Executive Director for the Missouri Valley local of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artist) where she oversees and manages all operations including, local member outreach and communications, contract enforcement, organizing initiatives, and administration. She also acts as the liaison between the union members, their agents, paymasters, and producers for commercials, corporate training videos, network TV, internet programs, and film projects. Her extensive experience as both a performer and producer in film and theater has created many opportunities in the entertainment industry. Previously, Maureen spent seven years as the Casting Coordinator for Talent Plus Inc., where she was responsible for producing auditions for local and national clients as well as promotional materials for artists represented by the agency. She was the Associate Director for HotCity Theatre from 2004 – 2010 and served on the board as staff adviser, audition coordinator, and chair of the audience development committee. Maureen currently serves on the board of the Missouri Motion Media Association, which supports the renewal of the production tax credit for film and video production in Missouri.
Joni Tackette is a Casting Director with more than 30 years of experience working in the motion & digital media industry. Commercial casting credits include Principal roles for hundreds of Commercial, Corporate Film, Digital, & Print projects. In addition, she’s worked on over twenty-five feature films providing Principal, Day Player, Extras, and Promotional Crowd Casting in St. Louis and on location throughout the US and Canada. She is a member of Casting Society of America –
Full Schedule: (subject to change)
September 25 – Working with a Casting Director and SAG Contracts
October 23– MoStories Winning Script Readings
November 20 – New Filmmaker Forum Directors Panel with St. Louis International Film Festival
December –TBD by participant input