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mujisan

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Jobs other than SM
« on: Feb 15, 2008, 08:09 pm »
I haven't done much of any non-SM work since turning equity, so I don't have the answer to this question, which came up recently:

Is it OK for an AEA SM to work without an equity contract in a non-SM capacity? Such as wardrobe or props runner?

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Re: Jobs other than SM
« Reply #1 on: Feb 15, 2008, 08:41 pm »
Yes, you can work in a non-union capacity for anything except stage management or acting.  Props, crew, elex, etc are fine.  You can also SM for non-union things that are not theater (example dance, opera, events, etc)

If you have a specific concern about a specific job, you can contact Equity and have them make determination.

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Re: Jobs other than SM
« Reply #2 on: Feb 16, 2008, 03:08 pm »
Any non-union job should be checked with your local AEA office before accepting.  If there has been an effort on the part of any sister union to get afflication established then you will not be allowed to work there.

Always check first.  It's safer.  Many members think it's okay but problems can arise and be costly.

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Re: Jobs other than SM
« Reply #3 on: Feb 19, 2008, 01:18 pm »
Thanks for both your inputs!