This is great news. Love seeing real, tangible growth from old fashioned hard work and dedication. Congrats, Ryan. And welcome home Liz, Jon and Emily.
Matching with a 5D MkII works very well. And you can get your hands on them pretty easily. Or even a 7D MkI.
I use a 1DC and the C100 together a lot and I'll throw an A7S into that for a C cam shooting a big wide on an angle or put it on a slider. Easily able to match them. big thing is to make sure you're using picture profiles that are close and the white balance is dialed in. They way you're stressing the file less and focusing on the small refinements needed between the sensors.
If those aren't small enough, then go with the EOS M. I don't love the image but the size is great.
A few quick thoughts...
-Don't forget the ULB contract lets you use SAG and non-SAG actors under that contract. Which can be helpful, if you can find a good non-SAG actor, in keeping union costs down.
-In the current contract, a SAG actor on a ULB contract costs production about $160/day. That'll be up to at least $185/day, possibly more, depending on how P&H is calculated in the new contract.
-Also important to note that SAG requires a bond against the number of actors in the production which is calculated from the days worked multiplied by the day rate. So we can expect an increase in the required bond as well.
I've never worked with a rental house that's not renting on a 3 day week. So you're not getting charged the daily cost every day on a 4 week shoot. So the comparison prices are actually significantly less.