If you have a specific question about engagement and cancellation or need further information, please contact a business representative at your SAG-AFTRA local office.
Television: Less than $32,000
Theatrical: Less than $65,000
Theatrical “Deal Performers”: $65,000 or more
The performer (Day, 3-Day TV, Weekly) has a firm engagement, which binds the studio in the following cases:
Day Performers Only: either party can cancel prior to noon on the day before the day performer is to work if the call for work has only been verbal. “On or about” start dates are not permitted for day performers.
Performer’s Start Date (Free-lance Television and Theatrical):
In the event a weekly performer is engaged as specified above but a start date has not been given, the performer may terminate such engagement in order to accept conflicting bona fide employment by a third party. This is, however, subject to the performer first giving the Producer the following minimum notice, during which the Producer may specify a start date, which then becomes binding.