Today, almost a hundred years later, SAG-AFTRA is still committed to organizing all work under their jurisdictions, negotiating the best wages, working conditions, health and retirement services, creating employment opportunities, enforcing contracts and protecting SAG-AFTRA members from unauthorized use of their work. However, the work of the Union is not possible without the cooperation of the hereditary industry, which is not part of the union, in particular the studio and production factories. Through collective agreements and subsequent contracts, SAG-AFTRA can govern and protect those who work in a performance role in the entertainment industry. 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 setting conditions and reaching agreement on the regulation of wages, working conditions, benefits and other aspects of workers` compensation and workers` rights. This agreement also requires that the remains be paid in accordance with subsequent guidelines and tariff calculations in accordance with the basic agreement, as soon as the residual requirements are met and payment is to begin. THE SAG-AFTRA New Media Treaty is essentially the EU`s response to online content. The New Media Agreement covers drama (scripted) and non-drama (non-scripted) entertainment productions scheduled for the first Internet exhibition, mobile devices or any other new media platform. Think of webisodes, reality shows and movies originally released online (yes, that means Netflix falls under new media, not theatre). 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. When a company becomes a signatory, it accepts the working conditions of professionals represented, protected and conservative under basic contracts. This includes a compilation of the basic conditions and working conditions of stuntmen and/or performers performing stunt operations. Because of the size and influence of the union, most major media companies have a collective agreement with SAG-AFTRA through the Association of Film and Television Producers (AMPTP). These include studios, production companies, commercial production companies and even individual producers.
Producers and companies that sign a contract or letter of contract with the EU in their area of competence are referred to as “signatories”. 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. 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 members can only work on a project if the studio, production company or producer has signed 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 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.