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PRE-PRODUCTION
Step 1

The following are the steps you must take prior to your first day of travel, rehearsal or principal photography, whichever comes first (we recommend giving yourself at least three weeks).

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PRE-PRODUCTION
Step 2

Start by completing the Preliminary Information Sheet.

Email the completed form to signTVProjects@sagaftra.org.

 

A SAG-AFTRA Business Representative will contact you within a few days and send you a packet of information and documents.

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PRE-PRODUCTION
Step 3

Required Documents

 

Complete and return the following five documents from your packet:
1)    Television Information Sheet
2)    Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Producers of Theatrical Motion Pictures
3)    Television Animation Agreement
4)    SAG-AFTRA-Producers Pension Plan Adherence Letters
5)    Television/Theatrical Production Checklist

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PRE-PRODUCTION
Step 4

Required Documents (cont.)

Also complete and submit documentation that indicates who is employing the performers:

 

Corporation – Provide your Articles of Incorporation
Limited Liability Corporations (LLC) – Provide your Articles of Organization, LLC Operating Agreement
Partnership or Joint Venture – Provide your Fictitious Business Name Statement (if applicable) and Partnership Agreement (if applicable).

NOTE: It’s very important that the information you provide in this step is consistent with the information previously submitted.

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PRE-PRODUCTION
Step 5

Send your SAG-AFTRA Business Representative the following three required production documents:

 

1)    Complete Pre-Production Cast List
2)    A copy of the shooting script
3)    Day Out of Days

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PRE-PRODUCTION
Step 7

When all of the outlined requirements are fulfilled, your SAG-AFTRA Business Representative will give your production “clearance,” allowing you to verify with the Union that the Performers and Background Actors you’ve hired for your project are in good standing and can work.  This is referred to as the Station 12 clearance process.

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PRODUCTION
Step 8

During production, complete and submit to your SAG-AFTRA Business Representative Performer Contracts for Television Motion Pictures and, for each day of production, Production Time Report Forms (Exhibit G).

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PRODUCTION
Step 9

Working With Non-Union Members

 

If you are hiring a principal performer or background actor who is not yet a SAG-AFTRA member, you should submit the applicable Taft-Hartley Report to your Business Representative, along with a head shot and resume.

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PRODUCTION
Step 10

After production, complete and submit the following to your SAG-AFTRA Business Representative:

 

1)    Final Cast List
2)    Casting Data Report Forms

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And that’s it!
Step 11

If you have any questions throughout any of the signatory process, please contact a SAG-AFTRA Business Representative at the number listed below.

 

Thank you for working with SAG-AFTRA!

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Financial Assurance
Form for identifying the authorized signer of a company signing SAG-AFTRA documents.
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Financial Assurance
This is a sample copy of a common Distributors Assumption Agreement.
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Financial Assurance
Completed by the signatory company and details the purpose of the security deposit and how it will be used.
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Financial Assurance
Information provided to producers working with animals by the American Humane Association.
Informational / Guide PDF
Pre-production form
Sign in sheet for auditions.
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Pre-production form
Must be completed for each film and each series episode when Stunt Performers and/or Coordinators are used.
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Pre-production form
This is the form to be completed for any potential claims.
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Pre-production form
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Pre-production form
This form continues the SAG-signatory process for television producers.
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Pre-production form
Informational / Guide PDF
Pre-production form
This form is submitted to SAG-AFTRA Membership Department to confirm the membership status of performers.
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Pre-production form
This is a list of performers engaged on a production that is submitted during the pre-production signatory process.
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Pre-production form
This is the initial application for both Television and New Media programs.
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Pre-production form
This is a checklist of certain procedures and provisions that the company needs to follow. It requires the signature of the company and return to SAG-AFTRA.
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Pre-production form
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Pre-production form
Industry Safety Bulletin
Informational / Guide PDF
Pre-production form
Industry Safety Bulletin
Informational / Guide PDF
Pre-production form
Industry Safety Bulletin
Informational / Guide PDF
Pre-production form
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Pre-production form
Map of Los Angeles Studio Zone.
Informational / Guide PDF
Pre-production form
IRS form that is needed when SAG-AFTRA takes a security deposit from the producer and the producer requests that the deposit be placed in an interest bearing account.
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Pre-production form
Letter explaining need for Accident Report Form. This must be filled out whenever a performer is injured on set.
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Production form
This is the shooting schedule, including locations, for a production.
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Production form
This is the employment contract that the producer and each day player must sign for SAG-signatory television productions.
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Production form
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Production form
This is the time sheet where performers hours are logged and the performers signs at the end of each time.
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Production form
Notice from SAG-Producers Pension & Health Plan regarding contributions from an individual producer employing themselves.
Informational / Guide PDF
Production form
Completed by the producer and submitted with performer and background actor contributions to SAG- Producers Pension & Health.
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Production form
This is the employment contract that the producer and each day player must sign for SAG-signatory television productions
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Production form
This is the employment contract that the producer and each day player must sign for SAG-signatory television productions.
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Production form
This is the employment contract that the producer and each performer must sign for television productions produced under the Network Code.
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Production form
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Production form
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Production form
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Production form
This is the employment contract that the producer and each 3-day performer must sign for SAG-signatory television productions.
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Production form
This is the employment contract that the producer and each 3-day stunt performer must sign for SAG-signatory television productions.
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Production form
This is the employment contract that the producer and each weekly performer must sign for SAG-signatory television productions.
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Production form
This is the employment contract that the producer and each weekly stunt performer must sign for SAG-signatory television productions.
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Production form
This form must be completed for each motion picture and each episode of each series produced.
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Post-production form
This form must be completed for each motion picture and each episode of each series produced.
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Post-production form
Notice to producer to submit Music Cue Sheet to SAG-AFTRA.
Informational / Guide PDF
Post-production form