Sag Guild Agreement

This is the framework contract for non-dramatic television productions and defines the responsibilities of the producers who work in this medium. A meeting of six actors (Berton Churchill, Charles Miller, Grant Mitchell, Ralph Morgan, Alden Gay and Kenneth Thomson) led to the creation of the guild in March 1933. Three months later, three of the six and eighteen others became the first officers and directors of the guild: Ralph Morgan (their first president), Alden Gay, Kenneth Thomson, Alan Mowbray (who personally funded the organization when it was founded), Leon Ames, Tyler Brooke, Clay Clement, James Gleason, Lucile Webster Gleason, Boris Karloff, Claude King, Noel Madison, Reginald Mason, Bradley Page, Willard Robertson, Ivan Simpson, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Starrett, Richard Tucker, Arthur Vinton, Morgan Wallace and Lyle Talbot. Like other guilds and associations representing actors, the SAG rules provided that neither member could have identical working names. Some actors use their average initial in their stage name or have stage names that deviate from their legal name to comply with this rule. Notable examples are Michael Keaton, Michael J. Fox and Emma Stone, whose birth names “Michael Douglas”, “Michael Fox” and “Emily Stone” have already been used. SAG-AFTRA`s low-budget agreements have been created with input from filmmakers and actors to make it even easier for you to hire professional actors. Do you want to see an example of what agreements are? Remember, these are just SAMPLES. Your SAG-AFTRA business representative will send you your real contract when it`s time to sign. In line with SAG`s vision, the guild has sought to negotiate and enforce collective agreements that set an appropriate level of remuneration, benefits and working conditions for its interpreters; to obtain compensation for the exploitation of performances recorded by its members and to provide protection against any unauthorized use of such performances; and to maintain and expand employment opportunities for its members. [3] According to sag`s MINISTRY of LABOR notes since 2006, when membership classifications were first declared, 30% or nearly a third of the guild`s total membership has been classified as “withdrawn,” “suspended,” or otherwise not “active.”