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carebear3885q

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AEA Apprenticing??
« on: Mar 11, 2008, 10:13 pm »
Hey everyone!
I'm very familiar with CAEA but not so much AEA
Just wondering if someone could tell me the difference.
Do you still need to Apprentice to get your credits??
Thanks any information besides just giving me the website would be amazing
I've browsed the site lots!

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Re: AEA Apprenticing??
« Reply #1 on: Mar 12, 2008, 02:29 pm »
"Do you still need to Apprentice to get your credits??"


I'm not reallly sure I understand what you mean by apprentice.
Can you explain a little about how it works in CAEA?
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Re: AEA Apprenticing??
« Reply #2 on: Mar 12, 2008, 09:34 pm »
Well in CAEA you need to Apprentice Stage Manage on a min of 6 shows for 2 different companies or 8 shows with the same theatre all during a 3 year period.

The link to all the information is http://www.caea.com/EquityWeb/EquityLibrary/Membership/TheRoadtoEquity.pdf

How do you join AEA?

Thanks for the help!!
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Re: AEA Apprenticing??
« Reply #3 on: Apr 08, 2008, 09:58 pm »
Joining AEA.  You can join in one of three ways:

1) work in equity theatres as a AEA candidate and accrue 50 weeks of work, pay your money

2) have a theatre hire you on under an equity contract, pay your money

3) be a member of a sister union, pay your money

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Re: AEA Apprenticing??
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008, 07:33 am »
Joining AEA.  You can join in one of three ways:

1) work in equity theatres as a AEA candidate and accrue 50 weeks of work, pay your money

2) have a theatre hire you on under an equity contract, pay your money

3) be a member of a sister union, pay your money

They did away with #2 a few years ago. Now SMs HAVE to complete an entire apprenticeship. In my case, it's been somewhat difficult since there are only 2 theatres here in Ottawa where I can apprentice (plus the opera). It's not much different than most cities in Canada, with the exception of Toronto.

Of course, the "pay your money" part is pretty universal LOL!

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Re: AEA Apprenticing??
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008, 04:45 pm »
They did away with just getting your contract???
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Re: AEA Apprenticing??
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2008, 07:36 pm »
They did away with just getting your contract???

That was my reaction, too ... the website says that you can join by virtue of getting your contract, though.  Tigerrr, were you talking about CAEA?

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Re: AEA Apprenticing??
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008, 11:19 pm »
Yes, he was mistaken above if talking about AEA, though I have a hunch he's talking about CAEA.

You CAN get your AEA card by being offered an Equity Contract.  I am 110% positive.

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Re: AEA Apprenticing??
« Reply #8 on: Jul 17, 2008, 07:20 pm »
Joining AEA.  You can join in one of three ways:

1) work in equity theatres as a AEA candidate and accrue 50 weeks of work, pay your money

2) have a theatre hire you on under an equity contract, pay your money

3) be a member of a sister union, pay your money

No matter what you do, you will pay your money...lol priceless!
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