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Equity Launches Choreographer Tip Sheet
Director Guide Cover Equity is pleased to announce the launch of So You’re a Choreographer Who’s Been Offered a Contract, a handy checklist of important elements to consider when working as a choreographer. The tip sheet, created by Equity’s Directors, Choreographers, Fight Directors, and Intimacy Directors Committee (DCFID), joins the recently released Director Tip Sheet in a resource series that will provide guidance for members working in each of the Committee’s disciplines.

"We wanted to make this tip sheet to share things we wish we knew when we started, as well as reminders of what we already know - like time management, expectations, and the opportunity (or chance) and courage (or power) to negotiate," said choreographers Nicola Pantin and Allison Plamondon. "While collaborating on this tip sheet, we learned from each other's experiences and we hope that there are choreographers - both new and veteran - that will benefit from this checklist as well."

So You’re a Choreographer Who’s Been Offered a Contract, can be found on the new DCFID resource page of Equity’s website, along with the Director Tip Sheet and Intimacy Director resources. Feel free to copy, keep, forward, and share the guide with anyone who could use it – like your students, colleagues, and friends. And if posting on socials, please tag it with #EquityChoreographers so we know how it’s getting out!

Equity members on the DCFID Committee and staff collaborated to create this guide. It’s based on experiences we’ve all had. Let us know if you find it helpful – or if we’ve missed anything. We appreciate and welcome corrections and additions. As our industry keeps changing, we will keep updating. You can let us know your thoughts by emailing communications@caea.com.

We want this guide to be for all of us – by all of us.
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