SAG AFTRA members cannot work on a project unless the studio, production company or producer is a signatory to the corresponding SAG-AFTRA agreement. If you don`t understand the basics, it can lead to hefty fines. While this article attempts to set out the basis of the common treaties, it is by no means a synthesis or an exhaustive list of the SAG-AFTRA agreements. There are always grey areas by state and project, and you should always read and check your agreements carefully. Second, the waivers for “Live Event”, “Person on the Street” and “Hidden Camera” are now officially and permanently part of the main agreement. In addition, these derogations are no longer subject to the making available to the syndicate of copies of spots using this derogation; Instead, producers must make the spots available to the syndicate only upon request. And the contract specifies that any interviewer hired for “Person on the Street” and “Hidden Camera” commercials can be downgraded or demoted if permitted by section 27 of the main contract. SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) is a trade union, representing more than 160,000 film and television actors, radio actors, video games, advertisers (radio and television), news presenters, singers and recorders (both royalty artists and background singers), actors in commercials and actors who work as stuntmen and as special acts. It is dedicated to protecting the interests of its members and improving wages, working time and working conditions, and it does so through a number of contractual agreements (some of which are grouped together above) that apply when one of its members participates in a production.
As part of this agreement, a range of casting incentives are available. SAG-AFTRA offers low-budget filmmakers a casting incentive that can increase the maximum total production costs and thus increase them in the area of film deals, which would increase the rates and other payments that a low-budget film might not be able to afford. To see what qualifies as part of the diversity adjustment, see Section 3(a) of the Low Budget Agreement. For the calculation of P&H contributions due on behalf of an actor hired under a multi-service contract, a producer is required (possibly) to make two separate allocations from the guaranteed remuneration of the performer. SAG-AFTRA TV agreements are based on content type, media and, in some cases, budget. For example, shows that go directly to a streaming service (like Netflix) and have a budget of less than a million can be covered by the new media deal, but the SAG-AFTRA TV deal applies to all shows on that budget, even if they go directly to streaming. SAG-AFTRA divides TV contracts into four categories: this agreement also provides that residents will be paid in accordance with the guidelines and subsequent tariff calculations of the basic agreement as soon as the remaining needs are met and payment begins. Secondly, if more than one SAG-AFTRA collective agreement is involved on the basis of the specific types of services covered to be provided under the contract, the amount allocated to the covered services (initially) must be allocated between the SAG plans and the AFTRA pension fund. According to the allocation guidelines, the split between former SAG plans or former AFTRA pension funds is 80% / 20% (for service contracts only covered) or 90% / 10% (for multi-service contracts).
For my friends in the right hemisphere of the brain, what is a collective agreement? Collective bargaining is a kind of negotiation process between employers and a group of workers with the common goal of defining conditions and concluding an agreement to regulate wages, working conditions, benefits and other aspects of workers` compensation and rights. . . .