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Getting the Actors You Want: Navigating SAG-AFTRA

November 29, 2012

• Arlo

If you want to make use of any union actors you'll need to enter into one of SAG-AFTRA's agreements, which are tailored for varying budgets, distribution models, and production conditions. Here are some tips to get you started: If you want to have your initial release via our streaming platform, you'll likely want to work under the New Media Agreement. If you think you might want to take a more traditional route, check out the Ultra Low Budget Agreement. There are other options though, and a good amount of overlap between the different agreements, so we'd recommend giving them a real look over before deciding which one feels right for you and your film. We know this can seem a little daunting at first, but we're sure you can get the hang of it in no time; especially with the aid of the SAG-AFTRA staff liaison who you'll be put in contact with, and the great resources over at SAGIndie.





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