We are SAG-AFTRA: the most distinguished entertainment and media union in the world.

SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 performers and media professionals across 25 locals in the United States who work in film and digital motion pictures, television programs, commercials, video games, corporate/educational and non-broadcast productions, new media, television and radio news outlets, as well as major label recording artists.


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Why Join

If you are not already a member, we urge you to consider joining when you meet SAG-AFTRA eligibility. Our members are the top professionals in their fields, united in a belief in standard working conditions, compensation and benefits. But understand it is a commitment. Once you are a member, you must abide by the rules of membership, starting with Global Rule One.

How to Join

Membership is a significant rite of passage for every working actor, broadcaster and recording artists. A performer becomes eligible for membership under one of the following conditions: proof of SAG-AFTRA, SAG or AFTRA covered employment as a principal performer or recording artist; proof of three days of SAG-AFTRA, SAG or AFTRA employment as a background actor; or employment under an affiliated performers’ union. Potential broadcast members should contact the National Broadcast Department or their nearest local for information on joining.

Click here to learn more about taking steps to join SAG-AFTRA.

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Member Benefits

SAG-AFTRA members are entitled to a variety of benefits, including contracts/collective bargaining, eligibility for the SAG-AFTRA Health Plan, SAG-Producers Pension Plan, the AFTRA Retirement Fund, the iActor online casting database, and much more. Click here to learn more.

Deals & Discounts

SAG-AFTRA members gain access to thousands of discounts at national chains and local businesses that can help further their careers in countless ways. Click here to learn more.

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