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The New Media Agreement covers original and derivative entertainment productions made for initial release on new media platforms.
Becoming a SAG-AFTRA Producer grants you access to the world’s most talented professional actors—and we’ve streamlined the New Media Agreement signatory process.
Please complete and submit the following documents at least three weeks prior to your first day of shooting:
1) Preliminary Information Sheet
2) Pre-Production Cast List
4) Budget (top sheet summary will suffice)
Also complete and submit documentation that indicates who is employing the performers:
5) Employer Verification
Individual Provide a copy of your I.D., and your Fictitious Business Name Statement (if applicable)
Corporation Provide your Articles of Incorporation
Limited Liability Corporations (LLC) Provide your Articles of Organization, LLC Operating Agreement
Partnership or Joint Venture Provide your Fictitious Business Name Statement (if applicable) and Partnership Agreement (if applicable).
Once you have downloaded, completed and compiled these five items, email all documents to:
A SAG-AFTRA Business Representative will contact you within 2-3 business days to let you know if your production qualifies for coverage under the New Media Agreement, and to explain the next steps to becoming a SAG-AFTRA Producer.
If your production qualifies, your SAG-AFTRA Business Representative will provide you with all required signatory documents for you to sign and return.
Do you have questions regarding what type of programs qualify for the New Media Agreement? Curious about what type of content falls under New Media’s jurisdiction? Unsure of insurance requirements? Check out the New Media FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions. Have a question not addressed in the FAQs? Give us a call at (323) 549-6446.
SAG-AFTRA offers a monthly New Media workshop in Los Angeles to give producers an in-depth look into the signatory process and answer all production questions you may have. Workshops are generally held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. For upcoming dates and to RSVP, please visit the Los Angeles Local events page