Tag Archives: SAG-AFTRA

Coogan Investment

Parents spend much of their effort toward making sure their children get paid when they are supposed to and that the correct amount lands in their Coogan accounts.  Once there is a substantial amount deposited, you will want to make … Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA warning about casting workshop scams

The Los Angeles City Attorney is now joined by SAG-AFTRA in trying to stop casting workshop scams. Rather than going after the CDs or the workshops, where the Guild has no authority, they may be going after the actors themselves … Continue reading

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SAG: What does it do well for actors and where does it fail?

The Screen Actors Guild was created in 1937 to protect actors, to negotiate for them and to look out for their welfare.  Has the Guild fulfilled that promise? Working conditions are better than they were in the 1930s, especially for … Continue reading

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SAG Must-Join and ULB

If you live and work in a right-to-work state and an actor is a must-join from Union work in another state, will an ULB force a change in status? What about a modified low budget? Join the discussion.

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Free workshops

We aren’t fans of pay-to-play workshops, but we are on board when SAG offers free workshops for children.  SAG Foundation wants you to know that they are offering free SAG Casting Access Workshops in June and July.  If they are … Continue reading

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Non-Union Roles in a Union Project

How do they get away with hiring non-union actors on a SAG project? When filming a ULB (ultra low budget) project, there is no requirement that all actors are union. They can pay less in salaries and extras, there are no … Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA Healthcare Merger

If you have seen your child’s healthcare split between the SAG and AFTRA Healthcare plans, making it difficult to qualify for coverage, that has changed. With the merger of the SAG-Producers Health Plan and the AFTRA Health Fund, more actors will finally … Continue reading

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