If you have a specific question about per diems or need further information, please contact a business representative at your SAG-AFTRA local office.
Per Diems and Accommodations:
In addition to lodging, the Producer will provide a per diem meal allowance to be paid prior to the day or week of work. The minimum per diem amounts are as follows and only applicable if meals are not provided by the Producer.
Note: Regardless of the time of call the first major meal served may only be deducted at the lunch rate.
When on an overnight location for two weeks or more, a check cashing facility must be made available if the per diem amount is paid by check.
When a performer is required to fly at the request of the Producer, all flights shall be business class when available and, if not available, first class. There is a major exception to this rule. Coach class* air travel is acceptable in the following circumstances:
*Producer must provide elevated coach class (e.g., Economy Plus, extended leg room, etc.) when available. Performers who travel by coach class shall be reimbursed by Producer for baggage fees and costs of in-flight meals provided performer submits receipts and request for reimbursement within 30 days after the flight.