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Are background performers covered under the Co-Ed Contract?

Yes. Signatory producers must issue SAG-AFTRA employment contracts and pay not less than the minimum fees to the first 10 background performers.

Are performers paid use fees?

There is potential for supplemental use fees. Please contact your local SAG-AFTRA office for specifics.

Didn’t this contract used to be called the Industrial Contract?

Yes, it was called the Industrial Contract but in the 2011 negotiations the name was changed to better represent
what this contract offers. It is now called the Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Contract, which we have
shortened for ease of use to “Co-Ed.”

How long can the producer use a Co-Ed program?

Category II programs have a term length of 3 years from the date of production. Category I programs can be used indefinitely.

What are the late payment penalties?

Late fees are $3.00 a day (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) up to 30 days for a maximum of $90. If the payment is still delinquent after 30 business days, the Union can send a notice to the producer assessing an additional $75 and $5 a day until the payment is made.

What is a corporate, educational or non-broadcast program?

Generally, these are productions for non-broadcast use, including in classrooms, stores, or DVDs shown in corporateoffices or dealer showrooms. They can also be instructional content shown on websites or on new media platforms.


Behind-the-scenes footage or b-roll footage also falls under the Co-Ed.

What is the difference between a Category I and Category II program?

Co-Ed programs are divided into 2 categories with different rates. Category I programs are designed to train, inform, or promote a product or perform a public relations function and are shown on a restricted, in-house basis only. This includes all programs made for exhibition in classrooms, museums, libraries and other similar locations regardless of whether or not an admission fee is charged. Category II programs are intended for unrestricted exhibition to the general public and are shown at locations where the products or services are sold, or at public places such as coliseums, railroad stations, air/bus terminals, or shopping centers

What is the rate for work on the weekends?

Unlike the Commercials Contract, work on Saturday and/or Sunday under the Co-Ed Contract is not double-scale.


However, it is double-scale for work on the 6th and 7th consecutive day of work.

When is the session payment due for a Co-Ed program?

Session payment for a Co-Ed program is due 30 calendar days after the session.