SAG - AFTRA Session Fees / Use Rates

* Producer contributes up to 17% above salary to Actors Pension, Health & Retirement


RADIO COMMERCIALS*
Agreement Effective through April 2016
   
SESSION FEE $278.60
This SESSION FEE is paid for each spot you record. A like amount is paid each 13-WEEK renewal Cycle while in USE.
   
LA or Chicago Alone 13 - Week “WILD SPOT” USE RATE $378.35
A “WILD SPOT” is for UNLIMITED use in as many cities, on as many stations for any number of airings. When your “WILD SPOT” airs you are paid the USE RATE based on the number and size of those cities.

NOTE: Producers are given, in most cases, one credit for the previously paid SESSION FEE. That SESSION FEE amount is only deducted from the FIRST 13-WEEK USE RATE payment.
   
ADDITIONAL “TAG” RATE (AT BEGINNING, MIDDLE, OR END) $115.30
“DEMOS & COPY TESTS FOR NON-AIR“ SESSION FEE $192.00
4 - WEEK “NATIONAL NETWORK” USE RATE $764.85
13 - WEEK “NATIONAL NETWORK” USE RATE $1,511.90
13 - WEEK “REGIONAL NETWORK” USE RATE $912.35
 
 
BROADCAST TELEVISION COMMERCIALS*
Agreement Effective through April 2016
   
SESSION FEE $472.00
This SESSION FEE is paid for each spot recorded. A like amount is paid each 13-WEEK renewal Cycle for USE or HOLD (Holding Fee).
   
LA or Chicago Alone 13 - Week “WILD SPOT” USE RATE $758.40
A “WILD SPOT” is for UNLIMITED use in as many cities, on as many stations for any number of airings. When your “WILD SPOT” airs you are paid the USE RATE based on the number and size of those cities.

NOTE: Producers are given, in most cases, one credit for the previously paid SESSION FEE. That SESSION FEE amount is only deducted from the FIRST 13-WEEK USE RATE payment.
   
ADDITIONAL “TAGS” * (2-25 IN BODY OF SPOT OR AT END) $140.40
Public Service Announcement “PSA” (w/ SAG waiver) 1-YEAR USE RATE $236.00
“NON-AIR DEMO” FEE $236.00
13 - WEEK “PRGM CLASS A / NETWORK” (EACH AIRING) USE RATE
   
1ST USE 2ND USE 3-13 USES 14 - 18 USES OR MORE
$472.00 $112.65 $89.60 EA. $81.99 EA.
   
   
NETWORK TELEVISION CODE - PROMOS*
Agreement Effective through June 30, 2018
   
TV PROMO 13-week On & Off Camera SESSION & USE RATE
$240.00
RADIO PROMO 8-Day Session & Use Rate $270.00
RADIO PROMO 13-Week Session & Use Rate $350.00
ADDITIONAL TV & RADIO PROMO “TAG” SESSION & USE RATE (AT BEGINNING, MIDDLE, OR END) $93.00
VALUE ADDED PROMO RATE (PRODUCT MENTION WITHIN) $410.00
   
   
CABLE TV*
Agreement Effective through April 2016
   
13 - WEEK “COMMERCIAL” RATE $472.00
Minimum RATE for UNLIMITED airings in a 13-WEEK Cycle. A like amount is paid each 13-WEEK renewal Cycle while in USE or on HOLD (Holding Fee), EXCEPT MADE FOR CABLE ONLY where there is NO Holding Fee. A higher RATE could be paid based on a combined total of Cable Subscriber units. The maximum amount of units is approximately 2000 = $1833.50 per 13-WEEK Cycle.
   
   
CORP/EDUCATIONAL AND NON-BROADCAST*
Agreement Extended through March 30, 2018
   
NARRATION (FIRST HOUR SPENT IN YOUR RECORDING SESSION) (CAT. 2 $446.50) $401.00
NARRATION (EACH ADDITIONAL HALF HOUR INCREMENT OF SESSION) $117.50
OFF & ON-CAMERA NARRATOR & SPOKESPERSON (1ST DAY)
(CAT. 2 $1056.00)
$891.00
NARRATOR SPOKESPERSON (EACH ADDITIONAL DAY) (CAT. 2 $609.50) $490.00
   
   
ADR WALLA*
 
   
SESSION FEE $893.80
This SESSION FEE is paid for recognizable voicing of five lines or more in a Theatrical Film, MOW, TV Series or Pilot. Residuals are paid based on each airing either Network, Syndication, Cable or Foreign and Video or Multimedia release. These residuals are activated using the same formula as on-camera performers. The voice performer is placed on the CAST LIST.
   
   
FEATURE AND TELEVISION ANIMATION*
 
   
SESSION FEE $889.00
This SESSION FEE is paid for up to Three Voices in a single program or segments of programs over ten minutes in length. If more than Three Voices, you shall be paid an additional $209.00 per voice. Residuals are based on Producers optioned payment schedules.
   
   
NEW MEDIA-INTERACTIVE*
 
   
  $627.75
This Off-Camera RATE is paid for any single Interactive Platform performance of up to Three Voices during a Four Hour Day. Add $269.75 for each additional voice. The Day Performer RATE for 1 voice / 1 hour is $404.65. Voices used on any ON-LINE or NETWORK Platform or used as a ‘LIFT’ to another program, add an additional 100% of the original RATE in each case if the rights are acquired within one year of initial release and 110% after such period.
   
   
AUDIOBOOK*



SAG states "There is NO Union Agreement for Audiobooks" and Rates are set on an individual basis per Talent and Publisher. The Common Standard has been a Rate billed Per Finished Hour (PFH) and the SAG-AFTRA member minimum Rate for most Publishers is $210.00 Per Finished Hour. Contributions for Audiobook work go to the AFTRA H&R
Fund because this work fell under AFTRA's jurisdiction before the Unions merged.

 


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