SAG-AFTRA is a labor union. Our main purpose is to negotiate the best possible pay and working environment for professional actors of every age.
On these pages you will find some information to help you make your way through this exciting and often challenging industry.
We have put together different pages with tips, rules and even some fun games to help you better understand what it means to be a professional young performer!
Acting in show business as a young performer can be a great experience. It can give you a head start by helping you develop leadership skills, teamwork skills, self-confidence and the ability to earn some money for your future.
This industry is called show business for a very good reason—it is a business. It is also a lot of fun, and for a young performer it should always be fun. If for any reason it is not fun and educational for you, talk to your parent or guardian and let them know. You can always take a break from the business and decide later if you want to come back. You should only be in this business if you are dedicated to it and are passionate about acting.
If you or your parent or guardian have any questions, please call SAG-AFTRA at (855) SAG-AFTRA.
We hope that this website offers some information to make your work as a young performer a great experience for you. Explore the site, learn some helpful information and have fun!