The Moderate Low Budget Project Agreement (MPA) includes non-episodic content productions that have been shot between $300,000 and $700,000 for the total value of the United States. The agreement must be executed by performers at least one week before any work. The MPA applies to films that are originally published in one of the following publications, but the first publication on one of the following points is not necessary: unlike other contracts signed, the New Media Agreement does not require minimum remuneration. Initial compensation is fully tradable under the SAG-AFTRA New Media agreement for productions that do not meet the high budget threshold. Although there are no minimum requirements under the agreement, there are local, state and federal minimum wage laws that need to be monitored because they are still in place. The payment is due to the exporter no later than five working days after the working time. The SAG and Health Or AFTRA Health and Pension Contributions are due on the negotiated severing pay of 17%. Under this agreement, the signatories are contractually obliged to cooperate with the main players of SAG-AFTRA and up to a maximum of 30 people for the background. It is important to note that television prices differ from theatre prices, especially since they are determined by the length and number of episodes in which an actor appears, as well as for how long the actor is employed one after the other during the show (day, three days, weekly) and not just on the budget of the project.
The network, cable and streaming also differ. 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. All categories are subject to the existing basic agreement and the television broadcasting agreement. As part of the television agreement, actors and background actors are covered for their work on the shows that signed the SAG-AFTRA television agreement. As part of the television agreement, there is a required quota of 21 substantive actors, and for all non-union actors who are hired, and the 22nd and over productions of substantive actors should submit the corresponding report by Tft Hartley, accompanied by a headshot and a CV. The prices of the daily and weekly headliners under this agreement are set at 35% of the scale of the basic agreement. 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.
Once these issues are decided, a collective agreement is reached and both the employer and the union are required to comply with that agreement. Hence the system that the industry has for collaboration with SAG-AFTRA members. There are 6 types of theatrical agreements. All are determined by the budget level: SAG-AFTRA (“Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists”) is a union, with more than 160,000 film and television artists, radio actors, video games, advertisers (on radio and television), news anchors, singers and recording artists (both royal artists and background singers) , actors in commercials and actors working as stuntmen.