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#1 Alan John Torres

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:14 AM

Hey everyone,

I am fairly new to the working world of the film industry but I have gotten a fairly good start so far as an AC.
There is often a lot of talk about joining Local 600 on set and I have figured out all of the necessary documentation that I need.

However, the part that I am stuck on is the letter from the producer. Is there any particular way that the information on it should written or how the wording should be presented?

I would love to see an example of templates people have used.

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Alan
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#2 Michele Peterson

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:12 AM

Contact CSATF first.  They'll tell you want they want.  They'll probably tell you to show proof of days worked by showing payroll records.  Hopefully your jobs were paid through a payroll company.  That'll make it easier for you. 


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#3 Jeremy Parsons

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:33 PM

A CSATF roster specialist can email you a form letter. Make sure you include ALL the requested information or they will have you resubmit the days that letter represent. The letter is mainly used for jobs in which you were paid directly by the production company as a "contractor". I use the "" because you're technically not a contractor, but that is a different discussion.

 

You will also need you to demonstrate a proof of payment for "contract" jobs with either a copy of a deposited check through your bank, or a 1099 form from the production company.

 

If they used a payroll company things will be much easier for you. There is a form - I forget who has it, CSATF or Payroll company - an authorization form you fill out and fax to the payroll company and they will verify your employment to CSATF on your behalf. 

 

I hope that helps.


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