To SAG or Not To SAG
This is a post where I will really need some feedback. There was a HUGE casting a little over a week ago here in NYC. This was THE casting to be at because you were able to audition in front of a group of the biggest and best casting directors for the major prime time shows currently airing. I was ready. I had my head shot fresh off of the camera, my resume was up to date, a monologue that I have worked on and felt that i could blow anybody in front of me out of the water. But there was one thing that I did not have...a SAG card.
I have heard the good sides and the bad sides of being union. There are jobs on both sides. The union side obviously has more pay but from my understanding, a lot more guidelines. The non-union side from what I have researched have more considered opportunities for smaller films.
Beyond this, ' not really sure about the advantages vs the disadvantages. Can you guys help me out? I really want to make sure that i am doing what is best for my career.