Should I negotiate a commercial contract or use an agent?
I was just cast in a National commercial which will be based on my user testimony. I understand that with this commercial I will be eligible for a SAG card. I do not have an agent. This opportunity fell into my lap. I am filming the commercial next week and need advice as to whether or not I need to negotiate a contract for pay with residuals. How should I go about doing this? Do I need to run off and find an agent ASAP to assist me with such an endeavor? Please advise! Thank you!
Answer: Kelley, thanks for asking. And, big congratulations on your booking a national commercial. You’ve actually asked a number of questions in all that you’ve submitted, so let’s see if we can take these one at a time … (continued in David’s answer below)