If the complexities of the production universe were not complicated enough, add the modern world of the Internet, and it’s enough to drive one over the edge. Back in the day, when budgets were bigger, there were team members that would specialize in keeping up to date on the ever-changing world of union contracts, estimating talent costs, traffic assistance and more. As companies have gotten leaner and meaner, outsourcing has become a more mainstream way of keeping up with complex business issues, while allowing companies to keep a smaller profile. This is where Coordinet comes into the picture, and in many cases comes to the rescue. Coordinet is like having your own freelance business affairs department. Owner Beth Fenn has more then twenty years experience in commercial production. About ten years ago she saw the need for an independent company offering the kind of expertise shes gathered over the years. And Coordinet is that company.
“How much will an actor cost for four 13 week flights??
“If I have to send a SAG actor overseas do I have to use first class or business class for a 12 hour flight?”
“We did a webspot for a client and now they want to make it into a TV commercial, how much will the talent payment be?”
These are just a few of the many questions and potential quagmires one can run into in the modern production environment. Beth and her team can steer you through these twists and turns with the greatest of ease. They have affiliations with SAG, AFTRA, AFM and ACTRA and Coordinet’s expertise in navigating union regulations is second to none.
Be sure to consider Coordinet as your very own freelance business affairs department. Whether you are a small production company working on a webisode for a client, or a boutique agency handling a national campaign Coordinet can simplify the process and make your life easier. They have a reputation for having a can do attitude, and their customer-oriented approach, makes them feel like an extended member of your team. Coordinet can; estimate talent costs, prepare session contracts, process payroll, track prepaid guarantees, monitor and notify you of impending holding fees, coordinate traffic, negotiate on your behalf and more. Coordinet is one of those local treasures known and used by local people in the know. We are happy to feature them on PHS and hope if the situation arises you will consider them for your project.