Which one should I choose? Unemployment scheme or the “Intermittence du spectacle”? "Independant(e)" or Fixed-term Contracts (CDD)?
The question of how to organise our work in the audiovisual industry is a tricky one and continues to occupy the minds of technicians even after working for years. This is because an ideal answer depends on many different factors: the frequency of your work, your salary, your career path, your additional revenues, your family situation etc.
If you are unsure, even after reading our industry overview, the best thing to do is to talk directly to the colleagues in your department. They are still in the best position to give you advice because they share similar conditions and employment dynamics. They can help you to find the right approach for you.
In case you are just starting of and don't know anyone in the industry yet, your safest options is always to take a Fixed-term contract and start compiling your days for the "Intermittence du spectacle".