SAG Actors – An Introduction to SAGIndie Contracts & Incentives

SAG Actors – An Introduction to SAGIndie Contracts & Incentives

An Introduction to SAGIndie Contracts & Incentives

Since July 1, 2005, all of the SAG low budget agreements have been modified to make it even easier for you to use professional actors. These changes came about in part as a result of input and suggestions from filmmakers and actors who have worked with these contracts.

In addition, there are two brand new contracts for shorts and very low budget productions. And for the first time ever you can actually download and review sample contracts before you start the signatory process.

SAG resources

http://www.sagindie.org/resources/contracts

Here is some info from the SAG website.

Short Film Agreement
  • Total budget of less than $50,000
  • 35 minutes or less
  • Salaries are deferred
  • No consecutive employment (except on overnight location)
  • No premiums
  • Allows the use of both professional and non-professional performers
  • Background performers not covered

View Short Film Agreement

Ultra-Low Budget Agreement
  • Total budget of less than $200,000
  • Day rate of $100
  • No step-up fees
  • No consecutive employment (except on overnight location)
  • No premiums
  • Allows the use of both professional and non-professional performers
  • Background performers not covered

View Ultra-Low Budget Agreement

Modified Low Budget Agreement
  • Total budget of less than $625,000
  • Day rate of $268
  • Weekly rate of $933
  • No consecutive employment (except on overnight location)
  • Six day work week with no premium
  • Reduced overtime rate

View Modified Low Budget Agreement

Low Budget Agreement
  • Total budget of less than $2,500,000
  • Day rate of $504
  • Weekly rate of $1752
  • No consecutive employment (except on overnight location)
  • Six day work week with no premium
  • Reduced overtime rate
  • Reduced number of Background Performers covered

View Low Budget Agreement