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. 1) The union has made a compromise with super budget filmmakers like you. Instead of postponing payment and then hitting you with a brutal backend balloon payment that would prevent you from distributing your movie (just ask your friends for their experimental contract horror stories), they decided to introduce a package. And there is no upgrade. Nothing. It`s a good deal. As commercial production resumes after a pause due to COVID-19 stops, advertising agencies that are not signatories to the American Federation of Television and Radio Arts (SAG-AFTRA) should keep in mind the recent changes made by SAG-AFTRA earlier this year, which impose new obligations and restrictions on cooperation with third-party contractors to hire union talent. What is a collective agreement? Collective bargaining is a kind of negotiation process between employers and a group of workers with the common goal of setting conditions and reaching agreement on the regulation of wages, working conditions, benefits and other aspects of workers` compensation and workers` rights. The UPA is not exclusive and allows the casting of union, non-union and non-professional actors. It also means that EU companies or executors have the right to accept different professional employment during the production of a given project. However, contracts are still necessary and must be concluded by the project executor before the first business day.
If the contract is not terminated until the end of the first day of work, the interpreter is entitled to a liquidation of USD 10.00 per day until the interpreter obtains the fully executed employment contract. If the signatory of the project does not deliver an employment contract to SAG-AFTRA, the Union is entitled to collect an additional fee of USD 10.00 per day per contract until the employment contracts are received.