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Re: Fight Captain Selection
« Reply #15 on: Jul 19, 2011, 05:38 pm »
Just weighing in with a "me too" - I am often the person w the most fight experience, and that combined w my dance background and paying attention at the fight choreography sessions, I am usually the logical choice and, of course, fight call is good for my time too.

Sounds like the best option - and FWIW I always defer to the fight choreog as to who the fight captain shd be. Safety first.

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Re: Fight Captain Selection
« Reply #16 on: Jul 19, 2011, 07:47 pm »
Again, want to jump up and down, and remind everyone that fight captain and dance captain are CONTRACTUAL ISSUES - although the choreographer and the fight director should have input, it's not the SM's or their final decision.  You should always include company management in this.

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Re: Fight Captain Selection
« Reply #17 on: Jul 20, 2011, 02:52 am »
Good point, Matthew, but in this situation, we are special. For all other "normal-esque" contracts, of course the Producer/Management has to be involved. In our case, the entire production is 5 actors, the director, the fight director and me. [Our "Producer" is a guy from IMG Artists who knows as much about acting as how to turn water into wine. They are giving us the $35 for the FC, but have no idea what one is.] In the end, I said I would be more comfortable if the actor took it on, and it was announced today (by the Director) that said actor will do the task. He was fine with it, and we're chugging along on Day 2.

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