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#1 Johan Grimm

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 04:39 PM

I've recently been approached by a major production company with decades of credits about adding me to their roster (oh holy day) and little ole me is suddenly finding himself looking down the barrel of negotiating some form of contract with said company. It's my first time going to bat on this scale, and I'm finding myself wondering key things like...

 

Should I expect it to be a freelance-only arrangement? Should I expect a guarantee? Should I push for a guarantee if it isn't offered?

 

Should I use the DGA rate card as a starting place for setting my expectations of compensation? (The company does national commercials primarily) 

 

What are important negotiating points that I am not thinking about, beyond compensation and guarantees?

 

Should I expect an exclusive arrangement? Should I ask for one (and more money) if they don't offer it?

 

What length of contract should I be expecting? One year?

 

Any online/print resources I should consult to help prep myself for the negotiation?

 

I'm sure I'll have many more questions, but answers to those above will help me get my head around where I should be thinking when I begin the negotiations.

 

Thanks for any pro tips!


Edited by Johan Grimm, 19 December 2018 - 04:45 PM.

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 19 December 2018 - 05:20 PM

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