What is SAG pay scale?

The SAG Modified Low Budget Agreement applies to films with budgets between $250,000 to $700,000. The SAG day rate is $335, while the SAG weekly rate is $1166. Non-union actors are allowed, while background actors are not covered.

How much does a SAG card cost?

The national initiation fee rate is currently $3,000, although it may be lower in some states. Annual Base dues are $222.96. In addition, work dues are calculated at 1.575 percent of covered earnings up to $500,000.

When should you join SAG aftra?

As an actor, if you want to be working the high-level jobs like a role in a major motion picture, on network and streaming TV, or any onscreen job negotiated under a union contract for which union benefits and salary are paid and given, then you’ll need to make the decision to join SAG-AFTRA.

How do I find an agent?

1. Find Talent Agencies. The best way to find an agent is to contact the Actor’s Union such as SAG-AFTRA and ask for their list of franchised agents. It is in your best interest to work with a franchised talent agency because non-franchised agents are more likely to be a con artist than a legitimate agent.