Complete and return the following five documents from your packet: 1) Television Information Sheet 2) Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Producers of Theatrical Motion Pictures 3) Television Animation Agreement 4) SAG-AFTRA-Producers Pension Plan Adherence Letters 5) Television/Theatrical Production Checklist
Also complete and submit documentation that indicates who is employing the performers:
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).
NOTE: It’s very important that the information you provide in this step is consistent with the information previously submitted.
Send your SAG-AFTRA Business Representative the following three required production documents:
1) Complete Pre-Production Cast List 2) A copy of the shooting script 3) Day Out of Days
When all of the outlined requirements are fulfilled, your SAG-AFTRA Business Representative will give your production “clearance,” allowing you to verify with the Union that the Performers and Background Actors you’ve hired for your project are in good standing and can work. This is referred to as the Station 12 clearance process.
During production, complete and submit to your SAG-AFTRA Business Representative Performer Contracts for Television Motion Pictures and, for each day of production, Production Time Report Forms (Exhibit G).
If you are hiring a principal performer or background actor who is not yet a SAG-AFTRA member, you should submit the applicable Taft-Hartley Report to your Business Representative, along with a head shot and resume.