The residues are based on formulas that take into account, for example. B of the contract that came into force during the year, the production time, the mode of production and the market on which the product appears. All performers recruited or valued under a main performance agreement whose performance remains in the finished product are entitled to leftovers. The substantive actors do not receive residues and are not entitled to leftovers, unless they are revalued as lead actors. 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. There are 6 types of theatrical agreements. All are determined by the level of the budget: the “Low Budget Agreement” applies to films shot entirely within the United States, with a total budget of less than $2,000,000, but more than $700,000 and scheduled for the first theatrical release. The agreement must be executed by performers at least three weeks before any work. As with most SAG agreements, the more time you set aside for the players, the less you have to pay for it per day. Unlike SAG fares for Class A, you have to pay a little more if New York is one of your cities, which is why most of you opt for the first deal.
The first usage rates are: Unlike saG agreements for cinema (where everything is determined by the budget), prices in the world of television are determined by the number of episodes you will create and, in most cases, by the length of the episode. Even if this agreement is perfectly valid for your film, it is important to note that you must first release your film in theaters to qualify. If your movie is released directly on a streaming service like Hulu, your SAG scale rates may fall under New Media. New media under 50k: prices are negotiable between production and performance. SAG New Media Category A: 20% of basic contract rates SAG New Media Category B: 35% of SAG New Media Base Rates Category C: 65% of SAG New Media Category D: Basic Contract Rates SAG-AFTRA (“Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists”) is a syndicate, representing more than 160,000 film and television artists , actors on radio, video games, advertisers (on radio and television), presenter, singer and recording artist (both licensed artists and background singers), actors in commercials and actors working as stuntmen and specialized acts. It is dedicated to protecting the interests of its members and improving wages, working hours and working conditions, and it does so through a series of contractual agreements (some of which are grouped above) applicable when one of its members participates in a production. If you`re looking for a SAG short film contract, this is probably the right place to start.