Why is a union important for a media performer?. Requirements to compete. Stage = AEA You need credits on a Resume You need hours on the boards to be competitive. Media = AFTRA/SAG The right look. No experience really, able to take direction in an audition and show up and on time.
You need credits on a Resume
You need hours on the boards to be competitive.
Media = AFTRA/SAG
The right look. No experience really, able to take direction in an audition and show up and on time.
Buyout fee no residuals
No payment enforcement
No control of usage
Payment in 30 days
While you’re here, AFTRA is your “tool” to being a professional immediately.
1 year AFTRA =
SAG & AEA
Procter & Gamble
Fifth Third Bancorp
Western & Southern Financial
Chiquita Brands International
Cincinnati Bell Headquarters
American Financial Group Inc.
Western & Southern Financial Group
Cintas Corporation Corporate Office
University of Cincinnati Headquarters
Mercy Health Partners
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Frisch's Restaurants Inc.
The casting director sees hundreds of actors.
You are called back for the producer and director.
Your tape is approved by the Ad Agency.
Your tapes are sometimes even viewed by paid focus groups.
Your audition tape is played for the client
(and his mother) before you get the part.
If you’re good enough to book you’re good enough to get paid.
Pay you less (just this once)
Pocket the difference.
They won’t hire union to be “nice”
They will hire union if they have to.
And own your image.
your only commodity…your image.
Local Rates: 1 week, 4 week, 13 week, 1 year.
Work on script (Copy) 1/2 hour
Audition 2 hours
Call back 2 hours
Shoot day 8 hours
Total= 12.5 hours
On Camera (Day Player)
$300 ÷ 12.5 hours = $24.00 an hour
4 auditions a week 3 call backs with no booking = 31 hours @ ($0)
As an actor you make:
77¢ an hour
On Camera (Day Player)
AFTRA- Your Voice in
Music,, Entertainment and
News & Information-
AFTRA is an open union
New members must complete an application and pay a one-time initiation fee and dues for the current dues period. The initiation fee is $1,600 minimum dues are based on earnings.
Locally: $850 Adults
Half for Children 12 and under
Representing over 45,000 American actors and stage managers working in the professional theatre.Initiation Fee $11001.) Equity Contract You may join the Association by virtue of employment under an Equity contract. 2.) Eligibility Applicants must be members in good standing of the sister union for at least one year, and must have worked as a performer under the union's jurisdiction or three extra contracts in that unions' jurisdiction. 3.) Equity Membership Candidate Program (EMC)50 weeks of EMC work at participating theatres.
Initiation Fee $2,211
A performer becomes eligible for Screen Actors Guild membership under one of the following two conditions: proof of SAG employment or employment under an affiliated performers union. Dues are based on earnings.
and organize through collective bargaining.
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