Guidelines/Submit a Video

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Guidelines/Submit a Video
 

Submission Guidelines

Members should submit short “testimonial” videos ranging in length from 30 seconds to 60 seconds.  In your video testimonial, share your story about why you're The Best in the Business and urge producers to go union. Videos must be your original work or use the testimonial language provided by SAG-AFTRA. Videos must not disparage, defame or violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, privacy or reputation of any other person or party.

Logos, artwork, slogans or any other copyrighted or trademarked indicia should not appear recognizably in the video, including on clothing.

For example: You should not use artwork, posters, etc. as a background for your video. A blank wall is preferable. You should not wear items of clothing that prominently display the logo of a company, sports team, band, etc., that bear slogans unrelated to the campaign, or that have graphic designs. Of course, items of clothing bearing the new SAG-AFTRA logo and slogans are acceptable. 

Videos should be in the following formats: 

.MOV, .MPEG4, MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MPEGPS, .FLV, 3GPP, WebM

If you are not the individual depicted in the video or multiple individuals appear in the video, it will be your responsibility to obtain appropriate permissions from all individuals appearing in the video.You will need to provide the full name and email address of each performer. 

Failure to comply with any of the above guidelines will prevent us from using your video submission

Submit a Video

By submitting your Video you grant to SAG-AFTRA permission to use the Video in connection with SAG-AFTRA’s organizing and educational efforts, including on its website(s) (including but not limited to www.sagaftra.org), its social media pages and YouTube channel(s), and as part of a compilation of similar videos, and in any other media.

SAG-AFTRA may utilize all or any part of the Video, and may combine the Video or excerpts of the Video with other videos. SAG-AFTRA will own the copyright in any compilation or other work into which the Video is incorporated, but you will retain the copyright in your Video submission, subject to the rights you have granted to SAG-AFTRA. The Video, or any compilation or other work containing it, may be archived, including in a manner accessible to the public use, such as online.

SAG-AFTRA shall have the right to make reference to and use your name, image and biographical information in connection with its use of the Video.

You represent and warrant that the Video is your original creation and that the Video does not disparage defame or otherwise violate the rights, copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or reputation of any other party.

If anyone other than you appears in the Video, you represent and warrant that each individual has agreed to the terms of this Agreement and that SAG-AFTRA may rely upon your representation. SAG-AFTRA may, but shall not be obligated to, confirm with each individual that such permission has been obtained.

Your submission and SAG-AFTRA’s receipt of the Video does not guarantee that it will be used in any way and the final decision of which Videos to use will be at SAG-AFTRA’s sole discretion. SAG-AFTRA may edit Videos in its reasonable discretion and without further approval.

You understand that you will receive no compensation for this Video and that the license granted herein shall be perpetual and irrevocable.

By clicking submit below, you acknowledge that you have completely read and fully understand the foregoing submission agreement and agree to be bound by each of the terms and conditions contained herein.