How do you become SAG eligible?

How do you become SAG eligible?

A performer becomes eligible for membership under one of the following conditions: proof of SAG-AFTRA, SAG or AFTRA covered employment as a principal performer or recording artist; proof of three days of SAG-AFTRA, SAG or AFTRA employment as a background actor; or employment under an affiliated performers’ union.

What is a SAG waiver?

The SAG waiver is issued to a nonunion actor allowed to play a SAG role in a unionized production when no available SAG member fits the part. Receiving a SAG waiver as a principal actor with lines will put you on the fast track for obtaining your SAG card with just one SAG waiver.

How do you become a SAG signatory?

Submit initial information regarding your project to SAG-AFTRA for review at least 3 weeks prior to the start of production. You may either complete an online application at, or you may complete and submit a preliminary project sheet via email. Click here for the form.

How much does it cost to become a SAG signatory?

To join SAG, a performer must pay an initiation fee plus the first semi-annual basic dues. The national initiation fee rate is currently $3,000 (initiation fees may be lower in some areas). Annual base dues are $201.96. In addition, work dues are calculated at 1.575 percent of covered earnings up to $500,000..

What is SAG signatory?

Producers who sign a contract or letter of agreement with the Union (SAG-AFTRA) in their jurisdiction are called “Signatories.”