Local Member Benefits

Benefits

Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund

The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (SAG MPPWF) is an emergency financial assistance fund of SAG-AFTRA and serves members in the New York region and all locals East of Omaha, Nebraska which includes: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Florida which includes members in Louisiana, North Carolina and Puerto Rico, Georgia, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington-Baltimore.

The MPPWF is designed to assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis. Financial assistance is available for rent, utilities, mental health and medical care as well as other basic living expenses.  For more information, please visit:  http://www.sagaftra.org/mppwf.

AFTRA Foundation

The AFTRA Foundation is building for the future of performers, broadcasters, and recording artists.Founded by the AFTRA National Board of Directors in 1997 as a separate legal entity from the union, the AFTRA Foundation is a charitable and educational organization funded through tax-deductible voluntary contributions, grants, and bequests—not SAG-AFTRA member dues—to support projects outside the scope of normal activities of SAG-AFTRA, including charitable endeavors, special conferences, studies, seminars, and other events. For more information, contact AFTRA Foundation, at AFTRAFoundation@sagaftra.org or 212-863-4315.

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation enhances the lives of members by investing in programs which help them in their professional endeavors. Their financial assistance, catastrophic health, educational and literacy programs reflect the concerns and interests of SAG-AFTRA members as well as their desire to "give back" to their communities. The SAG Foundation is independent from SAG but offers substantive services to SAG-AFTRA members, free of charge. For details please visit www.sagfoundation.org  or call (323) 549-6708.

SAG  Foundation Catastrophic Health Care Fund
The Foundation's Catastrophic Health Fund provides grants to eligible members and their dependents who suffer from catastrophic illness or injury and are unable to afford the Health Plan's Self-Pay Program.  The Fund ensures that every eligible union member and his or her family can depend on continued health benefits when they need them most.  We work closely with Pension and Health to ensure that everything that can be done will be done to help our members in times of distress.  For more information please contact:  Lisa Schwartz, Emergency Assistance Administrator
323-549-6773. 

The Actor's Fund

The Actors Fund is a resource for all entertainment professionals in need, crisis or transition. It provides social services and emergency financial assistance, employment and training, housing and health services. Call (323) 933-9244 or go to www.actorsfund.org.

AFTRA-SAG Federal Credit Union

From Coogan accounts to savings and checking accounts, auto and home loans, investments, retirement and estate planning, AFTRA-SAG FCU provides superior financial services to everyone in the business of entertaining.  Like you, our goal is to exceed expectations — to outperform at every stage. www.aftrasagfcu.org/

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Local Member Deals and Discounts

All Deals & Discounts are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Questions about each offer must be handled by the providers. The union does not endorse any of these services.   


Discount for the Indie Film Workshop

Indie Film Club Miami brings you a workshop to boost your career. Whether you are an actor or a filmmaker, you need to know as much as possible about the various low budget agreements available to producers.

 

When: 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9

Where: O Cinema Wynwood
90 N.W. 29th Street
Miami, FL 33127
Free parking

Cost: $15 for SAG-AFTRA members ($25 value)
Breakfast is included

 

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SAG-AFTRA representatives will walk you through SAG-AFTRA low budget agreements from start to finish and how to become a signatory.

 

Some valuable information that will be covered:

1. An introduction to SAG-AFTRA low budget contracts:

  • Student Film Agreement
  • Short Film Agreement
  • Ultra-Low Budget Agreement
  • Modified Low Budget Agreement
  • Low Budget Agreement

2. Benefits of SAG-AFTRA membership

 

Have questions about the Indie Film Club Miami? Contact Indie Film Club Miami at (305) 797-9337 or by email at info@indiefilmclubmiami.com.

 

The products and services listed herein are provided as an informational service to SAG-AFTRA members and are administered by entities independent of SAG-AFTRA. Any questions must be handled by the provider. This information is not intended to serve as an endorsement nor is any warranty or guarantee implied.


Apokalypsis Entertainment is pleased to offer SAG-AFTRA members a 25% discount on all demo reel filming, editing and backup of files.

 

Production

Filming with one camera, $50/hour

Secondary audio recording (use of lavaliere mic/H4N), $10/hour

Post-Production

Editing, $20/hour

Color Grading, $30

DVD authoring (comes with up to 5 discs), $50

Each additional disc, $5.00

Blu-ray authoring (comes with up to 2 discs), $100

Each additional disc, $15.00

*DVD and Blu-ray authoring does not include label printing or case printing

Backup of Files

DVD (per disc, 8.4 GB capacity), $10

Blu-ray (per disc, 25 GB capacity), $20

Hard drive (capacity as needed), $200

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Apokalypsis Entertainment, make sure to identify yourself as a SAG-AFTRA member, provide your member ID# and be prepared to present your membership card upon arrival.

Where: Apokalypsis Entertainment

6742 Sparrowbush Hill

Orlando, FL 32810

Attn: Sean Watkins

(407) 583-9329

www.ApokalypsisEnt.com  / SeanWatkins@ApokalypsisEnt.com

Please note that Sean Watkins may be able to meet with you at an agreed upon location throughout most of the Orlando area and can even edit right in front of you if you so desire.

** Cash and check only (PayPal may be available in the near future)


Members Receive a 50% Discount at Treiger Photography

Treiger Photography is offering members their basic headshot session (1 outfit and 5 expression shoot) for only $75 (normally $150). There is minimal post-production and you will walk away with a CD containing 5 full-size images burned at high resolution.  Other discounts are also available.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, contact Treiger Photography directly, identify yourself as a SAG-AFTRA member and mention the SAG-AFTRA rate. All bookings have to be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance and you must present your membership card at the session.

Treiger Photography

6801 Lockington Court

Tampa, FL 33625

Attn: Marcia Treiger

(813) 969-3366

Studio is located off of Henderson and Gunn in Citrus park area.  Call for further directions as this location is not yet on GPS systems. 

** Cash and money orders only
 


SAG-AFTRA Members Receive a Discounted Photography Session at Shawn Ray Photography
Shawn Ray Photography is happy to offer members their 2 outfit shoot for $99 (normally $150).  The shoot includes a CD with all full-size images, plus two (2) retouched images touched up in Photoshop®. 

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please call Shawn Ray Photography directly, identify yourself as a member and mention the SAG-AFTRA rate.  Be prepared to present your membership card upon arrival to the shoot.

Please note that all photography is shot on location (Tampa/St. Petersburg area), which will vary.

Shawn Ray Photography

Attn: Shawn Ray

(813) 817-4964

srayphoto2000@yahoo.com
www.ShawnRayPhotography.com
 


SAG-AFTRA  Members Receive a Discounted Photography Session of $100 at Ignarro Photography

Ignarro Photography is pleased to offer members their basic photography session for $100 (normally $175). The one (1) hour session includes proof sheets ready at the end of the session and CD of two (2) retouched digital files. 

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please call Brittany Ignarro at Ignarro Photography directly at (910) 381-6553. Identify yourself as a SAG-AFTRA member and mention the SAG-AFTRA rate.  Be prepared to present your membership card upon arrival to the session. Please note that the location of the photography session is subject to change

ignarrophotography@gmail.com

www.ignarrophotography.com


SAG-AFTRA Members Receive up to a 20% Discount on Select Dental Services From Smile Design Studio

Smile Design Studio is pleased to offer local SAG-AFTRA members up to a 20% discount for select dental services at their office. This special discount is also extended to family members after the SAG-AFTRA member has been seen first, or comes with the family member at the first appointment for the family member. Additionally, all SAG-AFTRA children can be seen from the age of 6 and up for preventive care with their exam and any fluoride treatment free of charge at the first appointment

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please call Smile Design Studio directly, make sure to identify yourself as a SAG-AFTRA member and be prepared to present your membership card upon arrival to the appointment. ** All discounted fees and free services do not apply if the SAG-AFTRA member has a dental insurance plan. 

Smile Design Studio

1331 S. International Parkway, Suite 2271

Lake Mary, FL 32746

Attn: Dr. Mark Falco

Phone: 407-804-0770

www.smilesbydrfalco.com
 


Members Receive a Discounted Photography Session of $109 at Wet Orange Studio, Inc.

Wet Orange Studio, Inc. is pleased to offer local SAG-AFTRA members their basic photography session for $109 (normally $199). The one (1) hour session includes proof sheets ready at the end of the session and CD of two (2) retouched digital files.  

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please call Wet Orange Studio, Inc directly, identify yourself as a SAG-AFTRA member and mention the SAG-AFTRA rate. Be prepared to present your membership card upon arrival to the session.

 Wet Orange Studio, Inc.,

 5530 Hansel Ave

 Orlando, FL 32809

 Attn: Michael Cairns

(407) 240-6505

 www.wetorangestudio.com


25% Discount on All Tax Services From Cole and Associates, LLC

Cole and Associates, LLC is pleased to offer local SAG-AFTRA members a 25% discount on all their services – including tax compliance, tax planning, entity set-up, payroll and bookkeeping.

If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please call Cole and Associates, LLC directly, make sure to identify yourself as a SAG-AFTRA member and be prepared to present your membership card upon arrival to any appointment.

Call today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Cole & Associates, LLC
Regions Bank Building 

5401 South Kirkman Road; Suite 700

Orlando, FL 32819

Attn: David M. Cole, CPA

(407) 536-2033

www.colecpa.com