Producers who sign with SAG-AFTRA have access to the world's most talented and professional performers for their projects, but becoming signatory does require some paperwork.

Providing Financial Assurances is a subset of the signatory process for independent theatrical films and television movies, mini-series' and pilots an hour or longer. The Financial Assurances program is designed to help ensure performers are paid money owed to them under SAG-AFTRA contracts.  

The program takes the long view - to protect union members' interests throughout your project's life as it is exploited around the world, over multiple platforms and becomes part of one or more film libraries.

Click on the tabs below to learn how the Financial Assurances program works, and how to best prepare for the Financial Assurances process.

Click on the FAQs tab below to find answers to specific questions you may have.


(855) SAG-AFTRA / (855) 724-2387

Theatrical Department

(323) 549-6828

Legal Department / Financial Assurances Counsel

(323) 549-6627

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