Standards and Practices for SAG-AFTRA Stunt Coordinators

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Standards and Practices for SAG-AFTRA Stunt Coordinators

SAG-AFTRA Stunt Coordinators are the industry professionals that exemplify the highest standards in safety and practicing of the stunt coordinating craft. SAG-AFTRA Stunt Coordinators are the frontline in promoting adherence to the stunt and safety-related terms and conditions contained in any SAG-AFTRA agreement. Therefore, the National Board adopts the following stunt coordinator standards and practices to which all stunt coordinators should adhere: 

 

a.   

A stunt coordinator does not solicit or encourage any performer to violate any of the terms and conditions of any SAG-AFTRA agreement, including provisions relating to gender equity and diversity in casting. 

b.   

A stunt coordinator reports all violations of SAG-AFTRA agreements committed by production to SAG-AFTRA. 

c.   

A stunt coordinator takes any appropriate actions necessary to ensure the safety of performers or others on the set. 

d.   

A stunt coordinator engages pro-actively with the appropriate personnel in other departments inclusive of but not limited to AD’s, Special Effects, Props etc. regarding the safety of performers. 

e.   

A stunt coordinator strives to ensure that all performers, as appropriate to the scene, are present at all production safety meetings. 

In the event that a stunt coordinator is alleged not to have fulfilled the foregoing standards and practices, staff will conduct a preliminary inquiry into the circumstances of the alleged violation. If the violation is determined to be founded, in lieu of any recourse to proceedings under Article XIV of the Constitution, the staff, in consultation with committee leadership, as appropriate, will reach out to that stunt coordinator to educate him or her on the standards and practices, and will assist the stunt coordinator in determining how to proceed with respect to the particular issue in question. Staff in coordination with counsel will maintain a record of all reported violations of the standards and practices and the results of any inquiry or investigation thereof.

 

The Stunt Committee will periodically review the overall success of these standards and practices and make appropriate recommendations to the National Board as it deems necessary.