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New SAG Contracts for Low Budgets and Shorts

I always thought the SAG Low Budget contract was optimistic about how much money indies had. Now there’s an Ultra-Low Budget Agreement and Short Film Agreement. I haven’t looked deep into the details, but it would seem that now no production has give up on using SAG actors because of a small budget:

Short Film Agreement

* Total budget of less than $50,000
* 35 minutes or less
* Salaries are deferred
* No consecutive employment (except on overnight location)
* No premiums
* Allows the use of both professional and non-professional performers
* Background performers not covered

Ultra-Low Budget Agreement

* Total budget of less than $200,000
* Day rate of $100
* No step-up fees
* No consecutive employment (except on overnight location)
* No premiums
* Allows the use of both professional and non-professional performers
* Background performers not covered

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