MEMBERSHIP in SAG-AFTRA MEANS THAT YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL.
Virtually every performer or media/entertainment professional whose work you admire is a SAG-AFTRA member in good standing. Professionals require standards of employment in order to have their talents seen in the best light and to receive adequate compensation for the use of their performances. SAG-AFTRA cannot find you work, but we are committed to helping dedicated and talented professionals create their own opportunities, hone their craft, provide access to casting professionals and help them more fully understand the entertainment business.
Before you consider giving up your SAG-AFTRA membership for a non-union job, make sure you have taken full advantage of the many ways your union membership can help you develop your career and give you a professional edge over the competition.