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Friday, June 02, 2017

What You Need to Know About the 3 Guilds That Rule Hollywood

Backstage: As an actor, no matter where you’re located, an awareness of the unions associated with the business will be to your benefit. As an actor in Los Angeles, however, not knowing DGA from WGA could easily cost you a job, as well as demonstrate a highly unprofessional lack of awareness about your industry.

So you can have all the information you need in one handy place, we’ve created this breakdown of the three unions that dominate Hollywood—SAG-AFTRA, the Writers Guild of America, and the Directors Guild of America—and how they relate to you as the actor.

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