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    SAG-AFTRA Basic and Television MOA Summary by Date

    Here you'll find the SAG-AFTRA Basic and Television MOA summary by date running through December, 2025. 

    Effective November 9, 2023

    Pay Rates

    • Increase the minimum salary rates in the 2020 SAG-AFTRA Codified Basic Agreement and the 2020 SAG-AFTRA Television Agreement by 7%.
    • Increase the minimum daily rates under Schedule X-I and Schedule X-II by 11%.
    • Increase the minimum salaries for stunt coordinators employed under a “flat deal” contract on a television motion picture by 10%.

    Effective December 10, 2023

    Per Diem

    • Per Diem rates increase from $60 per day to $70 per day. Meals provided by the producer can be deducted from this rate at the below rates.
      • Breakfast - $14.00
      • Lunch - $21.00
      • Dinner - $35.00

    Wardrobe Allowance

    • Principal Performer Wardrobe Allowance for formal wear increases from $18.00 to $27.00
    • Background Performer Wardrobe Allowance for formal wear increases from $18.00 to $27.00

    Background Actors

    • A stand-in engaged on a one-half hour multi-camera series who is required by the Producer to rehearse and/or perform (whether on or off-book) in the role of a cast member with other cast members during any run-through (e.g., a Producer run-through or network run-through but not a table read) shall receive an adjustment of an additional $150.00 for that day.
    • When a Producer requires a background actor to do photographic doubling and to memorize and deliver scripted dialogue on camera, the background actor shall be paid an adjustment of an additional one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) for that day
    • If there is a dispute over the amount due the background actor, and the Producer or its designated casting agency pays the undisputed amount on time, or if there is a bona fide dispute as to the Producer's liability therefor, there will be no late payment charge during the pendency of the dispute.

    Dancers

    • Dancers Also Performing as Singers
      • Dancers required to sing or lip sync will be paid an adjustment of an additional 25% of the applicable singer rate for the day. OT and premium pay will be based on the adjusted rate.
    • Eliminate rehearsal rates. Dancers will be paid the same rates for rehearsal days and shoot days.
    • The producer must provide adequate warm-up space for at least 30 minutes prior to dancing. The 30 minute warm-up time is not considered work time.  

    Singers

    • Vocal Contractors
      • Language was modified to make clear that a singer required to perform services as a vocal contractor is entitled to receive additional compensation on top of the applicable singer rate.
    • Singers Also Performing as Dancers
      • Singers required to dance will be paid an adjustment of an additional 25% of the applicable dancer rate for the day. OT and premium pay will be based on the adjusted rate.

    Hair and Make-Up

    • Performers must be given the opportunity to meaningfully consult regarding hair and/or make-up needs prior to commencing work.
    • If a qualified HMU person is not provided, the producer will reimburse the performer for reasonable costs of any hair and/or make-up services.
    • For pre-approved services, the performer will be paid for a minimum of 2 hours, or the actual time spent receiving the services, whichever is greater, paid at the performer’s negotiated rate.
    • If on a day where the performer performs work this will be counted as work time.
    • If on a day where the performer does not perform work, it is not subject to overtime and would not start consecutive employment.

    Money Breaks

    • Schedule C money breaks for allowing advance payment of Looping, retakes, etc. increases as below:
      • Half-hour Program – from $5,000 to $7,500
      • One-hour program – from $7,500 to $10,000
      • More than one hour – from $10,000 to $12,500
    • Schedule A money break for free fittings on a day prior to the day the performer works increases from $1,400 to $1,500.
    • Schedule C performers on a theatrical motion picture with a salary more than $10,000 per week may bargain for at least 1 prepaid looping day to be included as part of that compensation.

    Modified Deal Performer and Modified Guest Performer

    • Modified Deal Performer
      • Guaranteed no less than $21,538 per episode or part. (increases each year with the general wage increase)
      • Subject to schedule C
      • Work may not exceed 10 days times the number of episodes or parts that are guaranteed.
      • Overall production period may not exceed 30 calendar days times the number of episodes or parts that are guaranteed.
      • Additional days will be paid at the performers pro rata daily rate, but no less than daily scale.
      • Work dates are freely negotiable within the overall work period.
      • Consecutive employment does not apply.
    • Modified Guest Performer
      • Guaranteed no less than $14,000 per episode or part. (increases each year with the general wage increase)
      • Subject to schedule C
      • Work may not exceed 8 days times the number of episodes or parts that are guaranteed.
      • Overall production period may not exceed 23 calendar days times the number of episodes or parts that are guaranteed.
      • Additional days will be paid at the performers pro rata daily rate, but no less than daily scale.
      • Work dates are freely negotiable within the overall work period.
      • Consecutive employment does not apply.

    High Budget New Media for Free-To-The-Consumer Advertiser-Supported (HB AVOD) programs

    • Applies to dramatic live action productions budgeted at:
      • 20-35 minutes - $1,035,000 per episode
      • 36-65 minutes - $1,750,000 per episode
      • 66 minutes or more - $3,000,000 per episode
    • Rates follow the applicable SAG/AFTRA TV Rates
    • Schedule Breaks shall be those in effect on June 30, 2023
    • Salary Thresholds shall be those from the 2020 TV agreement.
    • Exclusivity (Section 23) will be paid per the 2020 TV agreement.
    • Options (Section 24) will be paid per the 2020 TV agreement.

    Minors

    • Legally Emancipated Minors are still subject to the education provisions if they have not satisfied the compulsory education laws of the state.
    • Studio Teachers/Welfare Workers are subject to background checks. However, if the Teacher/Welfare worker is a member of IATSE local 884, the producer may rely on the background check done by CSATF.
    • A producer can also require a background check as a condition of employment for any person working in close proximity to a Minor working under the SAG agreements.

    Air Travel and Flight Insurance

    • Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance requirements increases from $100,000 if traveling by plane and $250,000 if required to travel by helicopter to the below:
      • $200,000 if traveling by any means other than air.
      • $250,000 if required to travel by plane.
      • $350,000 if required to travel by helicopter.
      • If any other guild or union the producer is signed with requires a higher amount than is required by this agreement, that amount will be required.

    Effective January 1, 2024

    Holidays

    • Martin Luther King Jr Day will now be a recognized holiday.
    • Juneteenth will now be a recognized holiday.

    Success bonuses are owed for High Budget SVOD programs first exhibited on a platform after 1/1/24.

    • Payments are due 60 days after the end of the calendar quarter in which the 90-day measuring period for domestic views is completed, except that payments shall not be due until 60 days after the AMPTP receives notice that the Success Bonus Distribution Fund is fully operational and the Trustees have adopted guidelines for the distribution of the funds.

    Data Transparency Letter goes into effect.

     Effective January 7, 2024

    Television/New Media Series Relocation Fee

    • On a season that starts principal photography after 1/7/24, the relocation fee for a performer engaged under a series or term contract that is required to be on an overnight location shall increase from a minimum of $10,000 per season to a minimum of $5,000 per month for each month the performer is away from home for a maximum of 6 months per season.
    • This fee can be prorated for periods of two weeks or less.

    Start date

    • When a performer has been engaged but no start date is given, and the performer receives a bona fide offer from a third party the employer now has 24 hours (excluding holidays and weekends) to solidify the start date.
    • If the performer is engaged for a guest appearance in a continuing role of a TV series, the producer may give a soft work window which consists of the performer’s guaranteed period of work plus five days at the beginning and end.
      • If the performer receives a bona fide offer from a 3rd party that conflicts with the soft work window the producer will have 24 hours to either guarantee a start date or modify the window to not conflict with the bona fide offer.

    Additional Sexual Harassment Prevention Policies go into effect.

    • Producers must provide employees with a copy of its non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.
    • Instruction for reporting violations must be included in the policies, on call sheets and on signs in production areas.
    • This must be provided for principals and background.
    • Background performers must be notified 48 hours in advance of any nudity or sex acts involved in the scenes they are hired to be in.

     Effective February 3, 2024

    Background Actors

    • Under Schedule X, Part I the minimum number of background actors required to be covered by the SAG/AFRA increases as below.
      • Television – from 22 background actors to 25 background actors
      • Theatrical – from 57 background actors to 85 background actors
    • Under Schedule X, Part II there is no change.

    Performance Capture

    • A ‘Performance Capture Actor’ is a performer who is employed in connection with a live action theatrical or television motion picture, or in connection with an animated theatrical motion picture, to provide facial emotional expressions and body movements as part of a dramatic performance that is directed by a director (including second unit directors) and is intended to be incorporated into digitally created character(s) appearing in the motion picture. ‘Performance Capture’ refers to the technological process used to track and capture, by means of computer-integrated equipment, the performance of a ‘Performance Capture Actor’ as described in this subsection A.
    • Performance Capture Actors shall be covered by the agreement under the applicable schedules with the following special conditions.
      • Consecutive Employment rules do not apply.
      • Producers shall be entitled to an unlimited number of drops and pick-ups.
      • Performance Capture Actors may be required to perform work under different schedules on the same day. In this case the performer is entitled to the highest rate of pay applicable for the services rendered that day.
      • Performance Capture Actors that render services for more than one character on the same day are not owed additional compensation.

     Effective March 10, 2024

    Artificial Intelligence

    • Employment-Based Digital Replica (EBDR) provisions go into effect.
    • Independently Created Digital Replica provisions go into effect.
    • Digital Alteration provisions go into effect.
    • Synthetic Performer provisions go into effect.
    • Background Actor Digital Replication and Alteration provisions go into effect.

     Effective July 1, 2024

    Pay Rates

    • Increase minimum salary rates from the Basic Agreement and Television Agreement by an additional 4%.
    • Increase minimum salaries for stunt coordinators by an additional 6.5%.

    Contribution ceilings

    • Television and New Media Motion Pictures:
      • Half-hour TV and New Media programs 35 minutes or less increases from $15,000 to $25,000 per episode
      • One-hour TV and New Media programs 36-65 minutes increases from $25,000 to $35,000 per episode
      • One-and-a-half-hour and Two-hour TV and corresponding New Media projects have no change.
    • Theatrical Motion Pictures – No changes

     Effective December 8, 2024

    Schedule Break Increases

    • Schedule D
      • Television multiple picture performers per television picture schedule break increases from $32,000 or less per television picture to $35,000 or less per television picture.
      • Theatrical multiple picture performers schedule breaks increase from $6,200 or less per week and guaranteed less than $60,000 per theatrical picture to $6,350 or less per week and guaranteed less than $65,000 per theatrical.
    • Schedule E
      • Television contract performers’ schedule breaks increase from $5,000 or less per week to $5,150 or less per week.
      • Theatrical contract performers’ schedule breaks increase from $6,200 or less per week to $6,350 or less per week.
    • Schedule F
      • Television Performers under “deal contracts” schedule breaks increase from $32,000 or more per television picture to $37,500 per television picture for half-hour shows and $45,000 per television picture for one-hour shows.
      • Theatrical Performers under “deal contracts” schedule breaks increase from $65,000 or more to $80,000 or more.
      • Television contract performers’ schedule breaks increase from in excess of $5,000 per week to in excess of $5,150 per week.
      • Theatrical contract performers’ schedule breaks increase from in excess of $6,200 per week to in excess of $6,350 per week.
      • Television multiple picture performers per television picture schedule break increases from $32,000 or more per television picture to $35,000 or more per television picture.
      • Theatrical multiple picture performers schedule breaks increase from $6,200 or more per week and guaranteed $60,000 or more per theatrical picture to $6,350 or more per week and guaranteed $65,000 or more per theatrical.
      • Performers on multi-part closed-end pictures schedule breaks increase from more than $4,650 and $40,000 or more to more than $5,150 and $47,500 or more.
    • Schedule G-II
      • Professional singers employed by the week on theatrical productions schedule breaks increase from $6,200 or less per week to $6,350 or less per week.
    • Schedule H, Part II
      • Stunt performers employed by the week on theatrical productions schedule breaks increase from $6,200 or less per week to $6,350 or less per week.
    • Schedule H, Part III
      • Stunt performers employed by the week on theatrical productions schedule breaks increase from more than $6,200 per week to more than $6,350 per week.

    The thresholds for Work Time and Overall Production Time to be freely negotiated for episodic and series contracts increase as below:

    • From $20,000 per episode to $25,000 per episode
    • From $100,000 per series to $125,000 per series
    • From $150,000 per 13 episode guarantee to $190,000 per 13-episode guarantee

    Major Role performer provisions will now be extended to a 20-35 minute and 36-65 minute HB SVOD series.

     Effective July 1, 2025

    Pay Rates

    • Increase minimum salary rates by an additional 3.5%.
    • Increase minimum salaries for stunt coordinators by an additional 5%.

     Effective December 7, 2025

    Per Diem

    • Per Diem rates increase from $70 per day to $75 per day. Meals provided by the producer can be deducted from this rate at the below rates.
      • Breakfast - $16.00
      • Lunch - $22.00
      • Dinner - $37.00

    January 8, 2024

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