If you’re an actor, especially here in Los Angeles, eventually you’re going to cross paths with SAG-AFTRA, the (on-camera) actor’s union.
Becoming eligible and joining SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, is one of the most major milestones an actor has in their career. SAG-AFTRA represents the collective voice of hundreds of thousands of actors, and not only supports and protects actors on set, but also negotiates higher wages, can get you health insurance and a pension plan, loads of resources, like the SAG Foundation, and gives you a sense of camaraderie among a community of professional actors. It’s not easy to become eligible, but it does pay off.
So… when is the right time to join for you? The answer is simpler then you think. In this episode of Guru Tips For Actors, learn some easy questions to ask that allow you to self-evaluate and figure out Should I join the union?
We’re so glad to get this video out, and hope it helps you on your journey!
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