Tuesday, May 25, 2010


To work on set you must have the proper identification to fill out the Federal I-9, failure to present these documents will result in you not getting paid!!! Here are some info and links to help you get a head start on finding the required documents, so there will be no issues when you are on set.

A variety of documents acceptable for I-9 purposes. The employee must supply either:
One document that establishes both identity and employment eligibility (on List A on the I-9) OR
One document that establishes identity (on List B), together with another document that establishes employment eligibility (on List C)
All documentation must be unexpired as of April 3, 2009[2]
Documents that may be used under "List A" of the I-9 form to establish both identity and employment eligibility include:
U.S. Passport
U.S. Passport Card
An unexpired foreign passport with an I-551 stamp, or with Form I-94 attached which indicates an unexpired employment authorization
A Permanent Resident Card (often called a "green card") or Alien Registration Receipt Card with photograph
An Unexpired Temporary Resident Card
An Unexpired Employment Authorization Card
An Unexpired Employment Authorization Document issued by the Dept. of Homeland Security that includes a photograph (Form I-766)
Documents that may be used under "List B" of the I-9 to establish identity include:
Driver's license or I.D. card issued by a U.S. state or outlying possession of the U.S., provided it contains a photograph or identifying information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address.
Federal or state I.D. card provided it contains a photograph or identifying information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color and address.
School I.D. with photograph
* Voter's registration card no longer acceptable
U.S. Armed Services identification card or draft record
U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
Native American tribal document
Driver's license issued by a Canadian government authority
For individuals under the age of 18 only, the following documents may be used to establish identity:
School record or report card
Clinic, doctor or hospital record
Day-care or nursery school record
Employees who supply an item from List B must also supply an item from List C
Documents that may be used under "List C" of the I-9 to establish employment eligibility include:
A U.S. Social Security card issued by the Social Security Administration (Note: cards that specify "not valid for employment" are not acceptable.)
A birth certificate issued by the U.S. State Department (Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350) Original or certified copy of a birth certificate from the U.S. or an outlying possession of the U.S., bearing an official seal
Native American tribal document
U.S. Citizen I.D. Card (Form I-197)
An I.D. Card for the use of a Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)
An unexpired employment authorization card issued by the Dept. of Homeland Security (other than those included on List A)
U.S. citizens who have lost their social security card can apply for a duplicate at the Social Security Administration.

Employment Eligibility Verification - USCIS

Sample I-9

Friday, May 21, 2010


Cellphones are not permitted on set- sometimes they may be permitted in holding

There are many reasons, but lets just say the best reason is that Cellphones are disruptive and distracting, and we eliminate the urge for folks to take pictures of the stars and sets ( The sets are intellectual property belonging to the studio.) We dont have permission to post pictures of other artists work so please be advised that you could be removed not only from set, but ALSO from our files completely. We know that in this 21st century and all the social media that its part of our lifestyle, however, most Film Production companies adhere to a strict no cellphone policy.- NO CELLPHONES on set!

When we call you to book you or check your availabilty,and when we ask if you are available, the best response is YES or NO. Please dont ask hours or say it depends on the hours- plan on booking the ENTIRE day out for us, get a sitter, have a roommate walk the dog etc. , There is no way we can check schedules for you, but dont worry if you aren't available we will call you again!

NO CALL NO SHOW_ dont do it. PERIOD>. Ive heard all the excuses, MY grandma died, MY roommate evicted me and threw my clothes out, i have food poising because I ate some fish at the sushi resteruant and it may have been raw, my fanbelt broke, etc..

When you are booked- you are booked based upon a certain amount of spacesthat are needed to fill each day- If you dont show up and you play the Deputy, who is a size specific wardrobe , by the way- i have to scramble to find someone that fits the SIZES and has a CLEAN shaven face and looks "coplike"-

This is a JOB. Be professional. Be ontime. Don't bring guests to wait on set for you.

Show up Early, look for the A.D team or the P A team .Bring your I D as required by LAW_ follow this official US government link of acceptable I D- again- its a FEDERAL LAW

All info will be on the Voicemail- we confirm by text or voicemail Failure to confirm may mean that we give your spot away to someone else if we cant verify that you received all details

Helpful Hints
Get your clothes ready the night before- get directions the night before and make sure you google map STREET VIEW to look at the landmarks and locations . THIS will save you time and frustration.

Bring a pen, knapsack, a few sundries in case craft service is far away, a book to read,and your I D's cuz, its the LAW