The JPC and SAG-AFTRA have agreed on updates to the Low Budget Digital Waiver, effective January 1, 2020.  The 2020 Low Budget Digital Waiver is now available for download. Changes include: 

  • Production budget threshold increased to $100K per production day;
  • Talent use fees/edits are no longer included in the calculation of the production budget;
  • Productions are now categorized as “Connected Shoots” (i.e., low budget production shoots shot on the same day as a production not shot under the waiver) and “Unconnected Shoots” (i.e., low budget production shoots not connected to another production);
  • Session fees are negotiable for Unconnected Shoots and paid at scale for Connected Shoots;
  • OT is paid based on the Commercial Contract rates for Connected Shoots but negotiable for Unconnected Shoots.

If you have any questions, please contact Beth Haynes at (323) 549-6858 beth.haynes@sagaftra.org or Tracy Hyman (212) 827-1520 tracy.hyman@sagaftra.org

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