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« on: Aug 09, 2007, 10:19 pm »
Hello All--

I apologize in advance if any of this is common knowledge, I'm just plain unsure of the language and it's a little late tonight to call Equity ;)

So I have applied for an ASM position at INTAR here in the city and have very minimal info on it as of yet, only that rehearsals begin August 14th, Closing is Sunday October 20th, and that they are working under an LOA contract.

From what I've gleamed from other posts here, an LOA contract is usually branched off a LORT, correct? I was unable to dig up any info on INTAR and their contracts, so I'm unsure as to what the pay scale may be. Odds are that it's better than I have been doing (200/wk, yay showcases!) but was just wondering about a ballpark figure, or if anyone had experience working with their LOA specifically.

Any help is appreciated, and odds are I'll have my questions answered tomorrow when I hear back from the PSM, but I'm antsy ;)

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Re: LOA and LORT?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 10, 2007, 12:50 am »
Any contract can be LOA - it's a letter of agreement referencing (fill in the contract)

Yes, many of them reference LORT agreements - and as a default, getting the book for an idea of its rules couldn't hurt - but you never know what percentage of the pay they have agreed to....

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Re: LOA and LORT?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 10, 2007, 09:09 am »
INTAR is an LOA-NYC contract which bases it loosely (very loosely) on the Off-Broadway Contract in NYC. 

The salaries are individually contracted between Equity and each Theatre Company when working under an LOA and they're not even close to the Off-Broadway minimums.  As an ASM, expect between $250-$330 per week.  The nice thing about them is they do count towards Health and Pension.


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