Update: According to AFTRA’s David Besbris, the new “Undertow Production” is NOT an AFTRA signatory!
As we reported in an earlier article, Last week’s Breakdown service announced:
AFTRA LOW BUDGET – High Def Tape Independent Feature Film
Producer/Director: Dan Grodnik Casting Director: Jean Scoccimarro Start Date: May 19 for 3 weeks
According to information the SAG Watchdog has gathered, not only is UNDERTOW Productions NOT an AFTRA signatory (AFTRA has no low budget feature film contract)— it also is not a SAG signatory production.
Essentially, as of this moment Undertow is a NON-UNION feature! SAG/AFTRA members are reminded that it is YOUR responsibility to check with your union on the status of any production with which you might become involved.
Your humble Editor & Chief was not able to contact Undertow Productions since they have no number listed in the greater Los Angeles area. Hopefully, the films Director/Producer Mr. Grodnik will hook up with SAG—and his film will become a signatory!
A.L. Miller SW Editor & Chief