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. Basic agreements increased by 2.5% for projects under moderate and ultra-low low-budget agreements, as these rates are based on the percentages of the basic agreement. Even if this agreement is perfectly valid for your film, it is important to note that you must first release your film in theaters to qualify. If your movie is released directly on a streaming service like Hulu, your SAG scale rates may fall under New Media. This is probably also your SAG agreement if you shoot a wild spot. Unlike national or cable ads, wild ads are ads that appear in more than 20 specific cities. 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. Although there are no minimum requirements under the agreement, there are local, state and federal minimum wage laws that need to be monitored because they are still in place. 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%. 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.