What are SAG franchised agents?

A franchised agent is someone who has entered into an agreement with the Union setting forth certain terms and conditions of a SAG-AFTRA member’s relationship with an agent. Although agents primarily seek out work opportunities for actors, they often do much more.

Is SAG-AFTRA an agency?

The Professional Representatives Department is the successor to the former SAG-AFTRA Agency Department, which has expanded to assist members not only in their agency relationships but also in their dealings with any affiliated personal managers.

What is a SAG rep?

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals.

What is the SAG minimum pay?

SAG’s Basic Theatrical Agreement applies to films with budgets greater than $2,000,000. While premium talent is usually paid far above the SAG minimum, this is the rate actors can expect to make on a low budget studio project or a moderate indie film. The SAG day rate is $1,056, and $3,564 for the week.

How do you get an agent?

How to land a talent 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.
  2. Market yourself.
  3. Interviewing with a Talent Agency.
  4. Questions you should ask your prospective talent agent.

Is it good to join SAG?

If you’re not looking for full-time work as an actor, the fee that comes with joining a union may not be worth it to you. However, if you’re looking for the best paying and highest quality work, joining SAG/AFTRA may be the best choice for you.

How long does it take to join SAG?

Background actors will receive a SAG voucher, which counts towards 1/3 of membership. SAG says the Principal Taft Hartley Report will take at least 6-8 weeks to be filed. However, the union will not begin this process until production has sent in all of their final SAG production paperwork.

How long is a SAG work day?

As you budget SAG payroll, it’s important to note that the minimum daily rate applies to standard 8-hour work days, or 10-hour work days for most weekly players. (Check here for current SAG minimum rates.)

Can SAG actors do YouTube videos?

The content may only be distributed on the influencer’s and/or advertiser’s websites, social media feeds and YouTube channels. The content cannot be combined with another covered service or used in other mediums within SAG-AFTRA’s jurisdiction (e.g., TV, traditional commercial or industrial use).

Can I have two agents as an actor?

yes, you can have more than one voice-over agent, but you gotta know how to work with multiple agents and you’ve got to understand a little bit about that process. Agents are not really thrilled when actors work with more than one agent and it’s for the obvious reason: because they’re all competing for the same work.