As part of this agreement, there are a multitude of incentives for casting. SAG-AFTRA offers a casting incentive for low-budget filmmakers who can increase the entire range of theatrical agreements, which would increase prices, and other payments that a low-budget film might not afford. For more information on what is qualified for diversity, see Section 3 (a) of the Low Budget Agreement. The prices of the daily and weekly headliners under this agreement are set at 65% of the scale of the basic agreement. While the main players are usually paid well above the SAG minimum, the lowest thing you can pay to the main players under this agreement is this: SAG-AFTRA members cannot work on a project unless the studio, production company or producer are signatories to the corresponding SAG-AFTRA agreement. The elusive elusiveness could result in hefty fines. While this article attempts to lay the groundwork for the common treaties, it is by no means a complete summary or a complete list of SAG-AFTRA agreements. There are always areas of shadow after the state and the project, and you should always read your agreements carefully and check them out. The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) was born when two American unions, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA), merged. Both unions were created during the tumult of the Great Depression in the 1930s, with the joint mission of fighting and protecting media artists. Under this agreement, the signatories are contractually obliged to cooperate with the main players of SAG-AFTRA and up to a maximum of 30 people for the background.

The Moderate Low Budget Project Agreement (MPA) includes non-episodic content productions that have been shot between $300,000 and $700,000 for the total value of the United States. The agreement must be executed by performers at least one week before any work. The MPA applies to films that are originally published in one of the following publications, but a first publication on one of the following points is not necessary: Together, in 2012, the list of SAG-AFTRA media artists has grown: actors, dancers, program organizers, recording artists, singers, stuntmen, voice-over artists and other media professionals. Unlike other signatories, the New Media Agreement does not require minimum compensation. Initial compensation is fully tradable under the SAG-AFTRA New Media agreement for productions that do not meet the high budget threshold. While there are no minimum requirements under the agreement, keep in mind that local, state and federal minimum wage laws continue to apply. The payment is due to the exporter no later than five working days after the working time. The SAG and Health Or AFTRA Health and Pension Contributions are due on the negotiated severing pay of 17%. For television work, the remnants begin as soon as a program is redeployed or published on video/DVD, pay TELEVISION, broadcast television, basic cable or new media. The residues are based on a gross revenue formula for all effects of free TV series.

Background officers are not permitted to receive remnants for work performed under the SAG-AFTRA Basic And Television Agreements, unless the background Actor is re-enhanced to the interpreter category. If he/she is still talking about five lines or less, the remaining program fees are five lines or less of a program fee. If the substantive actor is revalued elsewhere in the interpreter category, the residual program fee is the main program tax. For the film works covered by the theatrical agreement, the residues begin as soon as the film appears on the video/DVD, the basic cable and free pay TV or new media. SAG-AFTRA („Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists“) is a syndicate representing more than 160,000 film and television artists, radio, video game, radio and telephone actors