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How to Join a Union (SAG/AFTRA and EQUITY)

Joining a Union

Actors who wish to obtain Union-based work commonly are members of SAG/AFTRA and/or Actor's Equity.  These unions were created specifically to protect member performers and have implemented regulations regarding pay scales, royalties and created contracts designed to best serve member performers.

SAG/AFTRA

SAG/AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) represents Actors and Voice-Over Artists in Film, TV, Video, Web and Radio.

Details regarding how to join can be found through the Member Services section of www.sagaftra.org, or through the direct link below;

https://www.sagaftra.org/content/membership

 

Actors Equity

Actor's Equity represents Actors working in Theatre.

Details regarding how to join can be found through the Membership section of www.actorsequity.org or through the direct link below;

http://www.actorsequity.org/membership/howtojoin.asp

You can also find information on enrolling in the Equity Membership Candidate (EMC) program at the following link;

http://www.actorsequity.org/membership/emc.asp

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