We all know times are tough. There are a great many movies and television shows that are in the pipeline and for various reasons, including the current economy and the unsureness about a possible strike by S.A.G., you are understandably loathe to commit to move ahead with production at this time.
I'd like to take this opportunity to make you a very generous offer on my behalf.
I am willing to entertain all proffers of Pay or Play and/or Retainers for my services. You all know that once the dam breaks, you'll all be flooding the market with work. And the current glut of available crew will dry up like the L.A. River in no time flat. You know you're going to need a Location Manager pretty soon, and there are only so many of us to go around.
Go ahead and reserve me for your project now! And, like I said, I'm very reasonable. Need a low-cost retainer? Pay me less now to make sure I only accept so many retainers in total (1st come, first served). Or maybe you want to pay me quite a bit to completely lock up my services and availability. Hell, I'll sit by my phone with an open email connection if you pay me enough.
Please note that as a newly reminted DGA member, I can only entertain proffers from imaginary productions that imagine they'll be DGA Signatory companies when they imaginarily (or otherwise), go into production.
Don't forget, If you want to not make your movie for a really reasonable fee, I'm your guy!