First Page

First Line: 
Print or type city and state where contract was executed.

Second Line: 
Print or type full name of agency and agency identification code number.

Third Line: 
“Actor” – print or type name of client as listed in the membership files of SAG-AFTRA. If necessary, you can call the Professional Representatives Department to 
verify the performer’s name. Print social security number of the client. If client does not have a social security number: Please print ______ (name of country) citizen.

Term: 
Print or type length of time the contract will be in effect. Initial contract cannot exceed one (1) year: Renewal cannot exceed three (3) years.

Commencement Date:
Print or type the day, month and year the contract will begin. Please note that no agency contract may be dated other than the date of its execution by the performer.

Percentage: 
Print or type percentage (not to exceed 10%)

Page 5 - Commercial;

Page 7 - Television & Motion Picture

(8) Key-man Clause: Name(s) listed must be a franchised owner or Authorized Signer.

ACTOR’S CHOICE OF AGENT MUST BE IN ACTOR’S HANDWRITING

CM – 1 
Actor inserts one name.

CM – 2 
Actor inserts one name, agent inserts one name.

CM – 3 
Actor inserts two names, agent inserts two names.

RE: CM - 2 & CM–3 AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: If actor wishes ONLY ONE name in Paragraph 8, the second or additional
lines should be “xxx’ed” or crossed out and initialed by both parties.

(9) City:
Print or type the name of the city or cities where agency office is located and where the agency can service the actor.

Last Page

Execution Date: Print or type date, month and year the contract was executed by the performer (date should not differ from commencement date).

Actor: Actor must sign. Name must match membership files of SAG-AFTRA (professional name) as on the first page of contract.

MINORS (UNDER 18): Where minor is capable of signing, signature should be accompanied by Parent or legal guardian signature. If parent, state relationship to minor; Legal guardian must file a copy of guardianship papers along with contract. 

AKA/PKA (Also Known As/Professionally Known As): Actor must sign both with legal name and the AKA/PKA.

POWER OF ATTORNEY: Actor does not sign; person with power of attorney signs with a copy of said document accompanying the contract.

FSO or Loan Out Corp: (For Services of)

Actor signs his/her name as indicated on the first page of contract.

Agent: 
Print or type name of agency. Franchised owner or Authorized Signer must sign name. (The agency must file with SAG-AFTRA a list of such authorized representatives, and only such persons on the most current list shall have the authority to sign for the owner - Representation Update Form).

WAIVERS:

Late Filing: 
Contracts must be received by SAG-AFTRA within 15 days from the date of execution (including weekend and holidays) if the agency is located in California and 30 days if the Agency is located outside of California. If received late, a request for waiver of late filing must be submitted on the agency letterhead giving the reason for delay in filing, and signed by both the actor and the agency. (Performer’s signature is required if contract is more than 30 days late).

Continuity of Management: 
A waiver is needed after a contract has expired for a period of eight (8) months or more, and the renewal contract is for more than one year. The continuity waiver must be submitted stating that you have been continually representing the actor since the expiration of previous contract and the execution of the new one. The request should also set for what, if any, employment was done or negotiated, and must be signed by both the actor and the agency. 

Oral Waiver: 
A waiver is needed if the initial signing is after a prior oral contract relationship of a year or longer which must be verified by a written statement executed by the actor and agent accompanying the three (3) year renewal when filed with SAG-AFTRA.

RENEWAL CONTRACTS

FRONT PAGE

First Line: 
Print or type city and state where contract was executed.

Second Line: 
Print or type full name of agency and agency identification code number.

Third Line: 
“Actor” – print or type name of client as listed in membership files of SAG-AFTRA. If necessary, you can call the Professional Representatives Department to verify the performer’s name. Print social security number of client. If client does not have a social security number, please print ________ (name of country) citizen.

Term: 
Print or type length of time the contract will be in effect. 
PLEASE NOTE: The contract cannot exceed three (3) years.

Commencement Date: 
Print or type the day, month and year the contract will begin.
PLEASE NOTE: The contract cannot be dated other than the date of execution by the performer.

Percentage: 
Print or type percentage (NOT to exceed 10%)

(5) City: 
Print or type the City and State where agency office is located and can service the actor.

BACK PAGE

(6) Key-Man Clause: 
Name(s) listed must be a franchised owner or Authorized Signer.

ACTOR’S CHOICE OF AGENT MUST BE IN ACTOR’S HANDWRITING

CM-1 
Actor inserts one name.

CM-2 
Actor inserts one name, agent inserts one name.

CM-3 
Actor inserts two names, agent inserts two names.

RE CM-2 & CM-3 AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: If actor wishes ONLY ONE name in Paragraph 8 the second or additional lines should be “xxxx’ed” or crossed out and initialed by both parties.

Execution Date: 
Print or type date, month and year the contract was executed by the performer (date should not differ from commencement date).

Actor: 
Actor must sign. Name must match membership files of SAG-AFTRA (professional name) as on the first page of contract.

Agent: 
Print or type name of agency. Franchised owner or authorized signer must sign name. (The agency must file with SAG-AFTRA a list of such authorized representatives, and only such person on the most current list shall have the authority to sign for the agency owner).

ANY ALTERATIONS, DELETIONS, OR INSERTIONS MADE ON THE CONTRACT REQUIRES AGENT AND ACTOR’S INITIALS BY SAID CHANGE.

WHERE HANDWRITING IS USED IN LIEU OF TYPING, MAKE SURE THE WRITING IS LEGIBLE.

TO AVOID RETURNS, PLEASE REVIEW ALL CONTRACTS BEFORE SUBMITTING TO SAG-AFTRA.

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL THE PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES DEPARTMENT AT (323) 549-6745 (LA) or (212) 863-4230 (NY).

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