Theatrical Documents

THEATRICAL
Signatory Producers have access to the world’s most talented and professional performers for their projects, but becoming signatory does require completing some paperwork. Click on your PRODUCTION TYPE below for the documents that make up the signatory package. Should you have any questions, click here for contact information.
Yes
Short Film Signatory Package
Total budget of less than $50,000
35 minutes or less
Salaries are deferred
No consecutive employment (except on overnight location)
No premiums
Allows the use of both professional and non-professional performers
Background actors not covered
6.85 MB
Signatory Producers have access to the world’s most talented and professional performers for their projects, but becoming signatory does require completing some paperwork. Click on your PRODUCTION TYPE below for the documents that make up the signatory package. Should you have any questions, click here for contact information.
Yes
Student Film Signatory Package
Total budget of less than $35,000
35 minutes or less
Produced by a student enrolled in a filmmaking or television class at an accredited educational institution
6.85 MB
Signatory Producers have access to the world’s most talented and professional performers for their projects, but becoming signatory does require completing some paperwork. Click on your PRODUCTION TYPE below for the documents that make up the signatory package. Should you have any questions, click here for contact information.
Yes
Ultra Low Budget Theatrical Signatory Package
Total budget of less than $200,000
Day rate of $100
No step-up fees
No consecutive employment (except on overnight location)
No premiums
Allows the use of both professional and non-professional performers
Background actors not covered
14.06 MB
Signatory Producers have access to the world’s most talented and professional performers for their projects, but becoming signatory does require completing some paperwork. Click on your PRODUCTION TYPE below for the documents that make up the signatory package. Should you have any questions, click here for contact information.
Modified Low Budget Theatrical Signatory Package
Total budget of less than $625,000
Day rate of $268
Weekly rate of $933
No consecutive employment (except on overnight location)
Six day work week with no premium
Reduced overtime rate
21.81 MB
Signatory Producers have access to the world’s most talented and professional performers for their projects, but becoming signatory does require completing some paperwork. Click on your PRODUCTION TYPE below for the documents that make up the signatory package. Should you have any questions, click here for contact information.
Low Budget Theatrical Signatory Package
Total budget of less than $2,500,000
Day rate of $504
Weekly rate of $1752
No consecutive employment (except on overnight location)
Six day work week with no premium
Reduced overtime rate
Reduced number of Background actors covered
22.3 MB
Signatory Producers have access to the world’s most talented and professional performers for their projects, but becoming signatory does require completing some paperwork. Click on your PRODUCTION TYPE below for the documents that make up the signatory package. Should you have any questions, click here for contact information.
Theatrical Signatory Package
20.76 MB
  • 2005 SAG Basic Agreement
    This is the master agreement for theatrical motion pictures, and spells out the responsibilities of producers working in that medium.
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  • Adherence Letter Theatrical 2011
    This is the motion picture agreement for independent producers.
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  • Low Budget Agreement
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  • Memorandum of Agreement Theatrical-Television 2009
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  • Memorandum of Agreement Theatrical-Television 2011
    This memorandum details modifications to the existing Basic Agreement and Television Agreement.
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  • Modified Low Budget Agreement
    This is the agreement for independent producers making films under $625,000.
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  • Producer’s Guide to Working with SAG on a Student Film
    Step-by-step signatory instructions for student film productions.
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  • Short Film Agreement
    This is the agreement for films under 35 minutes and under $50,000 in budget.
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  • Singer Demo Agreement OPO
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  • Spanish Language Modification Dubbing Agreement 2000
    This is the agreement for dubbing foreign language television and motion pictures originating in Spanish.
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  • Student Film Agreement
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  • Theatrical Modification Dubbing Agreement
    This is the agreement for dubbing foreign language television and motion pictures, other than those originating in Spanish.
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  • Ultra Low Budget Agreement
    This is the agreement for independent producers making films under $200,000.
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Pre Production Docs
  • Adherence Letter Pension & Health Plans
    This is a form to be signed by the authorized person on behalf of the company. It binds the company to the SAG-Producers Pension and Health Plans.
  • Adherence Letter Theatrical 2011
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  • American Humane Association Mailer
  • Audition Sign-In Sheet - Theatrical and Television
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  • Background Performer Incentive Information
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  • Buyers Assumption Agreement - Theatrical
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  • Corporate Resolution
    For a corporation to designate who the authorized officer, manager etc. is whose signature will bind the company to the SAG Agreement.
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  • Distribution Checklist Theatrical
    This form asks for information on potential distribution of the film as well as financial assurance issues.
  • Distributors Assumption Agreement - Theatrical
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  • Diversity-in-Casting Incentive Information
    SAG offers a Diversity-in-Casting Incentive to Low Budget filmmakers that may increase the total production cost maximum.
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  • Information Sheet Theatrical
    This form continues the SAG-signatory process for independent film producers.
  • Limited Liability Company Resolution
    For the LLC to designate who the authorized officer, manager etc. is whose signature will bind the LLC to the SAG Agreement.
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  • Limited Partnership Agreement Acknowledgement
    Form designating who the authorized officer, manager etc. is whose signature will bind the limited partnership to the SAG Agreement.
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  • Low Budget Agreement
    This is the agreement for independent producers making films under $2.5 million.
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  • Pension & Health Memorandum Contributions For Owners
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  • Pre-Production Cast List
    This is a list of performers that the producer intends to cast in the production.
  • Pre-Production Cast List Diversity
    This is a list of performers intended to be cast in a low budget or modified low budget production eligible for the Diversity in Casting Incentive.
  • Preliminary Information Sheet Student and Short Film
    This form starts the SAG-signatory process for student/short film producers.
  • Preliminary Information Sheet Theatrical
    This form starts the SAG-signatory process for independent film producers.
  • Preliminary Information Sheet Ultra Low, Modified Low and Low Budget
    This form starts the SAG-signatory process for ultra low, modified low and low budget film producers.
  • Producer’s Guide to Working with SAG-AFTRA on a Low Budget Theatrical Motion Picture
    Step-by-step signatory instructions for low budget film productions.
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  • Producer’s Guide to Working with SAG-AFTRA on a Modified Low Budget Theatrical Motion Picture
    Step-by-step signatory instructions for modified low budget film productions.
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  • Producer’s Guide to Working with SAG-AFTRA on a Short Film
    Step-by-step signatory instructions for short film productions.
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  • Producer’s Guide to Working with SAG-AFTRA on a Student Film
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  • Producer’s Guide to Working with SAG-AFTRA on a Theatrical Motion Picture
    Step-by-step signatory instructions for theatrical productions.
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  • Producer’s Guide to Working with SAG-AFTRA on an Ultra Low Budget Theatrical Motion Picture
    Step-by-step signatory instructions for ultra low budget film productions.
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  • Production Checklist Theatrical Television
    This is a checklist of certain procedures and provisions that the company needs to follow. It requires the signature of the company and return to the Guild.
  • Safety Bulletins AMPTP - Part 1
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  • Safety Bulletins AMPTP - Part 2
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  • Safety Bulletins AMPTP - Part 3
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  • Security Agreement Owner Debtor - Theatrical
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  • Security Agreement Standard - Theatrical
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  • Security Deposit Letter
    Completed by the signatory company and details the purpose of the security deposit and how it will be used.
  • Signatory Name Change Notification - SAG-AFTRA
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  • Student Film Agreement
    This is the agreement for students producers affiliated with a college or university.
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  • Studio Zone Map Los Angeles
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  • W-9 Form Request for Taxpayer ID Number and Certification
    IRS form that is needed when SAG takes a security deposit from the producer and the producer requests that the deposit be placed in an interest bearing account.
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Production Docs
  • Production Time Report - Exhibit G
    This time report must be filled out by the producer and signed by the performers on each day of production.
  • Performer Contract Short Film
    This is the employment contract that the producer and each day player must sign for SAG-signatory short theatrical productions.
  • Performer Confirmation of Receipt of Contracts - Student Short Film
    Actors confirmation of receipt of contracts.
  • Performer Contract Student Film
  • Day Out of Days Form
    This is the shooting schedule, including locations, for a production.
  • Pension & Health Report of Contributions Theatrical
    Completed by the producer and submitted with performer and background actor contributions to SAG- Producers Pension & Health.
  • Performer Contract Ultra Low Budget
    This is the employment contract that the producer and each day player must sign for SAG-signatory ultra low budget theatrical productions.
  • Taft-Hartley Report - Principals
    This form is used by producers when additional principal actors are engaged that are not SAG members
  • Taft-Hartley Report - Background
    This form is used by producers when additional background actors are engaged that are not SAG members.
  • Day Performer Contract Modified Low Budget
    This is the employment contract that the producer and each day player must sign for SAG-signatory modified low budget theatrical productions.
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  • Weekly Performer Contract Modified Low Budget
    This is the employment contract that the producer and each weekly player must sign for SAG-signatory modified low budget productions.
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  • Day Performer Contract Low Budget
    This is the employment contract that the producer and each day player must sign for SAG-signatory low budget theatrical productions.
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  • Weekly Performer Contract - Low Budget
    This is the employment contract that the producer and each weekly player must sign for SAG-signatory modified low budget productions.
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  • Day Performer Contract - Theatrical
    This is the employment contract that the producer and each day player must sign for SAG-signatory theatrical productions.
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  • Weekly Performer Contract - Theatrical
    This is the employment contract that the producer and each weekly player must sign for SAG-signatory theatrical productions.
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  • Day Stunt Performer Contract - Theatrical
    This is the employment contract that the producer and each stunt day player must sign for SAG-signatory theatrical productions.
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  • Weekly Stunt Performer Contract - Theatrical
    This is the employment contract that the producer and each weekly stunt performer must sign for SAG-signatory theatrical productions.
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  • Accident Report
    Letter explaining need for Accident Report Form. This must be filled out whenever a performer is injured on set.
  • Pension & Health Eligibility for Choreographers Form
    Completed by the producer and submitted to SAG- Producers Pension & Health.
  • ADR Member Report - Theatrical and Television
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  • Claim Form for Loss or Damage to Wardrobe or Property - Background Actors
  • Singer Member Contractor Standard Report
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  • Singer Member Contractor Standard Report Demo
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  • Production Notices & Resources
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  • Cover Letter - Loan Out Corporations
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  • Information Sheet - Loan Out Corporations
Post Production Docs
  • Casting Data Report for Modified Low and Low Budget Affirmative Action
    Used only by Low Budget or Modified Low Budget producers utilizing the Diversity in Casting Incentive.
  • Casting Data Report Form
    This form must be completed for each motion picture and each episode of each series produced.
  • Casting Data Report Form for Stunt Performers and Coordinators
    Must be completed for each film and each series episode when Stunt Performers and/or Coordinators are used.
  • Casting Data Report Form Instructions
    These instructions will help you complete the Casting Data Report Form.
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  • Casting Data Report Form Instructions for Stunt Performers and Coordinators
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  • Final Cast List Information Sheet
    This form is filled out by the producer as final confirmation of all performers engaged on the production.
  • Picture Budget Detail
    A detailed final cost report of the production.
  • Post Production Reporting Music Cue Sheets Submission Notice
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  • Dancers Digest
    A compilation of various agreements governed by SAG that are pertinent to dancers.
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  • Digest: Background Actors NY Zones
    Rates and working conditions applicable to Background Actors in the NY Background Actor Zones (New York City and surrounding area) in theatrical and TV. Effective as of June 10, 2009.
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  • Singers Digest
    The Singers Digest is a compilation of the basic terms and working conditions for singers.
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  • Digest Theatrical and Television
    This is a compilation of the basic terms and working conditions for principal performers.
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  • Digest: Background Actors LA Zones
    Rates and working conditions for Background Actors in the West Coast Background Actor Zones (LA, Sacramento, SD, SF, Hawaii and Las Vegas) in theatrical and TV. Effective as of 6-10-09
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  • Digest: Stunt & Safety Theatrical and Television
    This is a compilation of the basic terms and working conditions for stunt performers and/or performers performing stunt work.
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  • Rate Sheet: Low Budget Theatrical
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  • Rate Sheet: Modified Low Budget Theatrical
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  • Rate Sheet - Theatrical SAG-AFTRA
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