Stunts and Hazardous Conditions
- If a minor is asked to perform any activity that seems hazardous or questionable, the minor is entitled to have the activity performed by a qualified stunt person.
- It should never be the sole decision of the producer, director, stunt supervisor or any crew member that any activity is safe enough for the child to perform.
- It is the minor’s parent’s primary and most important responsibility to ensure the safety of their child.
- The minor or the minor’s parents always has the right to refuse to perform any activity that might be hazardous to the minor, either physically or emotionally.
- If the minor believes the situation is dangerous or is fearful (whether real or imagined) the minor cannot be required to perform.
- Parents should request a stunt and safety expert, if the minor is to perform the activity, or a stunt double if necessary.
- Minors should be acquainted with all first aid personnel (required on all SAG-AFTRA productions) and procedures immediately on arrival.
- Outdoor shoots often require long periods of time in the elements. Parents should guard minors against dehydration, hypothermia and overexposure to the sun. Parents should not hesitate to contact first aid personnel immediately if the minor is too wet, too cold or too tired.
- No minor should work in any of these situations without careful supervision by trained technicians and medical personnel.
- Parents should consider the impact of mature or emotionally difficult dialogue or actions on their child’s well being. Only the parent knows what their child can tolerate and therefore MUST ensure their well-being.
The Industry Wide Labor-Management Safety Committee periodically issues Safety Bulletins that deal with various safety issues. Parents may view these bulletins at http://csatf.org/
Protecting Your Privacy
- Limit the personal information on a child’s resume and headshot.
- Use the minor’s agent or manger’s address or phone number instead of personal information.
- Do not include the child’s school name or other information that can be used to easily locate the child (i.e. shirts with school insignia)
- Never put Social Security Number on sign in sheets, instead, use your SAG-AFTRA ID number.