It is important to note that television prices differ from theatre prices, especially since they are determined by the length and number of episodes in which an actor appears, as well as for how long the actor is employed one after the other during the show (day, three days, weekly) and not just on the budget of the project. The network, cable and streaming also differ. All categories are subject to the existing basic agreement and the television broadcasting agreement. As part of the television agreement, actors and background actors are covered for their work on the shows that signed the SAG-AFTRA television agreement. As part of the television agreement, there is a required quota of 21 substantive actors, and for all non-union actors who are hired, and the 22nd and over productions of substantive actors should submit the corresponding report by Tft Hartley, accompanied by a headshot and a CV. The previous TV animation contract, which was originally due to expire on 30 June, has been extended until 30 July. SAG-AFTRA held the salary and working conditions via Zoom on 15 and 16 July. There are 6 types of theatrical agreements. All are determined by the budget: this agreement also requires that balances be paid in accordance with subsequent interest rate guidelines and calculations, in accordance with the basic agreement, as soon as the remaining requirements are met and payment must begin. As part of this agreement, there are a multitude of incentives for casting. SAG-AFTRA offers a casting incentive for low-budget filmmakers who can increase the entire range of theatrical agreements, which would increase prices, and other payments that a low-budget film might not afford. For more information on what is qualified for diversity, see Section 3 (a) of the Low Budget Agreement.
SAG-AFTRA has reached a preliminary agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for a three-year contract for tv animations. The deal announced Monday includes animated programs produced for television, including network television, basic cable and streaming platforms. Under this specific theatrical convention, you can only hire SAG-AFTRA actors as lead actors, and the first 57 background actors recruited must also be unionized. If your production requires more than 57 background actors, the 58th recruitment and beyond should not be unionized and are therefore not covered by the terms of the theatre contract. If you are considering hiring a Principal Performer or background actor (and not having hired 57 other substantive actors) who are not yet members of SAG-AFTRA, you have 30 days after signing the contract to submit the Taft-Hartley report to your representative, with a headshot and CV, in order to grant union status and comply with the contractual rules.